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Where have all the Guys gone? QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear
In the run-up to Bonfire Night, children in every town and village used to tour the streets with almost human figures, happily shouting 'Penny for the Guy!'
A Royal Air Force pilot shortly after landing following a raid on the continental coast a few weeks after the onset of World War II in September 1939. Note the extremely bulky life vest, shearling leather jacket, the parachute, and the heavy boots.
The Battle of Iwo Jima: 70 year anniversary
On Feb. 23, 1945, Marines raised the American flag on the summit of Mount Suribachi after several days of fierce fighting to capture the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Though the battle would continue to rage for more than a month after that historic moment, the flag raising became a symbol of American victory in the Pacific. Today, the image of the flag raising remains one of the most iconic war photographs ever taken.
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