A strikingly beautiful painting by Jon Whitcomb, 1944. Red Cross nurse and Navy Nurse

A strikingly beautiful painting by Jon Whitcomb, 1944. Red Cross nurse and Navy Nurse

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914.  “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.

A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914. “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.

In 1925 the brave Siberian Husky named "Balto" led a serum run to Nome, Alaska - saving the town from a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic! His legendary run (with Norwegian driver Gunnar Kaasen, also pictured) is commemorated in the annual Iditarod sled dog race.

In 1925 the brave Siberian Husky named "Balto" led a serum run to Nome, Alaska - saving the town from a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic! His legendary run (with Norwegian driver Gunnar Kaasen, also pictured) is commemorated in the annual Iditarod sled dog race.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

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