the songs you've sung on a braver day

Salutations, comrades.

This is the blog of a mobile fungus colony.

Expect for there to be a focus upon the culture, arts and history of the 20th century.

100 YEARS / STYLE / EAST LONDON

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my-bed-artwork:

One of my favorite gifs

my-bed-artwork:

One of my favorite gifs

(via flashbackdandies)

Balto and Gunnar Kaasen In January 1925. 
salahassan:

Last prayer before the execution in the Balkan war, Bosnia.

salahassan:

Last prayer before the execution in the Balkan war, Bosnia.

(via asyayay)

disneylawyer:

"Hi I’m Joseph Stalin and I nominate Leon Trotsky for the CCCP ice pick challenge!"

(via yeezymandias)

“As tired bullocks and bull buffaloes lie down at the end of monsoon, so lies the weary world. Our hearts are breaking.”

—   An Indian soldier during WWI.  [x, originally from David Omissi’s Indian Voices of the Great War.] (via alamaris)

(via one-great-war)

“The sun never sets on the British Empire because God doesn’t trust the British in the dark.”

—   

My extremely angry history teacher, quoting his extremely angry grandfather. 

(via greygreenwolf)

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men-marched-asleep:

Here we dead lie because we did not choose
  To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
  But young men think it is, and we were young.

— A.E. Housman

incipient-rapture:

The remains of Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet cosmonaut who died when his space capsule crashed during re-entry to Earth because of a parachute failure

incipient-rapture:

The remains of Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet cosmonaut who died when his space capsule crashed during re-entry to Earth because of a parachute failure

bantarleton:

The weapons and equipment of British warriors down the ages, from top to bottom;

Huscarl, 1066

Crusader knight, 1244

Longbowman, 1415

Yorkist Man-at-Arms, 1485

New Model Army musketeer 1645

Private, 1709

Corporal, 1815

Private, 1916

Lance Corporal, 1944

Private, 2014

(via belinsky)

“Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word.”

—   Friedrich Steinbrecher, German officer, 1916 (via poi-poi-motherfuckers)

(Source: nightmare-of-solomon, via tennyowithaluger)

ofallthebastardsofplaces:

And then they came, our own men, over the crest,
Bleeding and limping, babbling out their news:
'We've chased them miles ahead… They won't
Stand up and fight like us… They’re just in front’.
They led one who kept crying, ‘I could see
No one. Only green bushes and a hill’.
He would never see much again. Breathe. Rest.

Private Harley Matthews (Vintage of War p 13)

(via asyayay)

“Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so.”

—   Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale (via bibliophilebunny)

(via yeezymandias)

worldwar-two:

An American soldier listening to a speaker at a debating society meeting in the Freemason’s Arms pub in Hampstead, London, during 1945. [x]

worldwar-two:

An American soldier listening to a speaker at a debating society meeting in the Freemason’s Arms pub in Hampstead, London, during 1945. [x]

(via greatestgeneration)