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Vintage Ambulance (11 photos)

Ambulances were first used for emergency transport in 1487 by the Spanish forces during the siege of Málaga by the Catholic monarchs against the Emirate of Granada, and civilian variants were put into operation in the 1830s. Advances in technology throughout the 19th and 20th centuries led to the modern self-powered ambulances, here some awesome

Famous Photos and Stories Behind Them (Part 2)

Adam Rainer, the Only Person Ever To Be A Dwarf And A Giant Adam Rainer was born in 1899 in Austria. He holds an unusual distinction in medical history. He’s known as the only person that was both a dwarf and a giant. From birth into adulthood, Rainer was always short. But at 21 he

Famous Photos and Stories Behind Them (Part 1)

Pele and Bobby Moore England and Brazil came into the 1970 world cup in Mexico with high hopes. England were the reigning champions; Brazil, the winners of 1958 and 1962, lost embarrassingly and were kicked out at the group stage in 1966. Now they were back, with a team of “five number 10s” – Pele,

The British Turned Xenophobic In 1940

 In  London railway station, British armed police escort foreigners to a internment camp. On May 12 two days after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, the British arrested 2000 foreigners mostly of German and Austrian origin and residents within 30 kilometers of the coast of the Channel. During the following five days thousands more were