Legends never die...

6 years 4 weeks ago - 6 years 4 weeks ago #13 by Nikita
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"The war correspondent has his stake – his life – in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse,
or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute. I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave."


Robert Capa (October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954)
Slightly out of focus
June 6, 1944. 06:30
Omaha beach. Easy Red sector.
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6 years 4 weeks ago #14 by snowman
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And let's not forget the Airborne troops


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6 years 4 weeks ago #15 by Nikita
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Yes Snowman, also some others pictures from The Magnificent Eleven taken by Capa on D-Day in your video...

Pfff... Covering five wars, facing the death so many times and dying so, blasted by an anti-personel mine, somewhere in Indochina...

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #16 by Nikita
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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Marie Curie
(November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934)
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5 years 11 months ago #17 by snowman
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In other words, at a certain level, you realize that fear does not exist.

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #18 by Nikita
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Squadron leader Caroline Aigle was born on September 12, 1974. She studied the high-level mathematics at the Prytanée de la Flèche, a high French military school, before entering the prestigious Polytechnique school. After one year of military duty at the French mountains troops, she entered the French air force in 1997. In 1999, she obtains the certificate of figter pilot and became squadron leader in 2005. She was the first woman to be alocated in a fighting squadron in French air force. She was also a great sportwoman (French military champion in triathlon and triathlon world championship in military team competition). She was also on the verge of being selected as an astronaut for the European Space Agency.




In 2007, Caroline Aigle was pregnant with her second child when the medics discovered a malignancy to her. Despiting the increased difficulty in cancer treatment for a pregnant woman, she refused to undergo an abortion. Her child was delivered by caesarean section, five-and-a half months into term, fifteen days before Caroline Aigle death on August 21, 2007.

On October 2007, she was posthumous awarded with the Aeronautics Medal.

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