The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.
American assault forces hurdle over the side of a Coast Guard LCI into a landing barge, which will bring them into the fight to liberate France, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, in June (AP Photo)
Celtic: ~ A reminder that the bagpipes were once considered a weapon of war Bagpipes are either the most beautiful sound in the world, or the most terrible. It all depends on which side of the battlefield you’re standing on.
The Pipes you see here were found on the battlefield and are currently on display at the Culloden Moor Battlefield museum. Original owner, piper, of the set is unknown but there is little doubt he will have perished at the battle
WWII - The D-Day Landings, U. troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June (REUTERS/US National Archives)