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This thread came to me while deciding upon a new Sig. Put in anyway photos you think show clearly a time of joy or hardship in the history of your country or others!
Here is the 1st one from me.
More background to the Soweto Riots
This picture displays Hector Pieterson one of the first dead at a riot against a law forcing all pupils to study in (mostly) Afrikaans during the apartheid era. The riot soon escalated and
and the Apartheid police opened fire on the crowd.(
The first shot was Hastings Ndlovu a 15 year old.( He later slipped into a coma and died in a clinic)
But the most publicised and first to die was Hector Pieterson a 13 year old boy who is
now a symbol for the brutality of Apartheid.:cry:
The photo is taken by Sam Nzima and portrays 18 year old Mbuyisa Makhubo ( who was later harassed by police until he fled to Nigeria, last known sign of him is in 1978 he is presumed dead from malaria) and Hector's sister Antoinette Pieterson carrying the boy to Sam's car where he was rushed to a clinic and was DoA.
Ever since 1994 (the first democratic elections that were held where Nelson Mandela became president) June 16 has become a national holiday remembering our past.:yes:
And fittingly it is known as Youth Day
Finally here is the photo!
You of course don't have to put so much information, i just got sucked into the whole background of it. :ninja:
Lets get these pictures coming!:yes:
Great idea Silvermane!
Right my picture is from one of the most important times in Irish modern History and its of Dublin City Centre after the Easter Rising of 1916.
Ireland had always had a fairly troublesome time with the British Empire and the 1916 Easter Rising was the last full scale uprising before the actual achievement of the Republic in 1922 with the "War of Independence"
Irish rebels had taken several important positions in the city the most important being the General Post Office (GPO) on O'Connell St. The English forces were not ready for this as it was Easter Weekend and although forces were slow to mobilise the situtation was soon fairly bad in the GPO, made worse by the English sailing gunboats up the river Liffey and firing directly on the GPO. The rebels held out for two days before being arrested and sixteen leaders were then executed for treason.
This picture shows the remains of Dublin City Centre the day after the uprising began.
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Last edited by Joker; October 8th, 2006 at 11:03.
This IS a great idea.
Here are a couple from the Vietnam war that started to change a generations thinking.
The picture is worth much more than a thousand words sometimes!
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."
Sir Winston Churchil
I think that Einstein started an era of his own.
"Well... that hurt" - Vampire Jon Skellan (Mannfred's right hand man) after being beaten up, falling down an underground waterfall and being impaled by a stalactite.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
It's a set up though, since the documenters weren't around when they did it during combat. Same with Iwo Jima if I remember correctly.
Two cool pics though, fixed or not.