Canadian firefighters seal an oil well in Kuwait after Iraqi sabotage

Canadian firefighters seal an oil well in Kuwait after Iraqi sabotage during the Gulf War, 1991.

One of the big problems after the Persian Gulf War was that retreating Iraqi forces often strapped mines or other explosives to the uncapped rigs, which kept the firefighters from using dynamite to put out the fires.

Made everything a lot more dangerous and awful for those men.

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Documentary about putting the fires and sealing the wells:


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Boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing.

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, ca. 1945.

Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945

“I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.”

From Toni Frissell: Photographs 1933-1967

Antoinette (Toni) Frissell was born on 10th of March in 1907 in New York. She branched out during WWII as a war photographer, an interesting job for a female in that time. Also known for her fashion photography e.g. Lady in the Water.

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Back to ancient school times

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It’s important to mention that in just about all of the following ancient societies, formal education was typically the privilege of wealthy families.

Most children received no instruction outside of the home, if there was any time for education given the hours spent performing menial labor. Not to mention all the children in these ancient societies that were born or taken into slavery. Also, if you were born a girl, you pretty much had no hope of formal schooling, wealthy family.

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