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GRENADE FIRED FROM A RIFLE (Feb, 1909)

GRENADE FIRED FROM A RIFLE

By WILLIAM T. WALSH

PEKIN was fortified; the Boxers held the gates. Outside the walls of the city the allied legions clamored for admission, knowing that, within, the members of the foreign legations, fortified, in their turn, against the Chinese, were awaiting with breathless anxiety the arrival of the friendly armies.

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Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket (Feb, 1952)

Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket

MODERN apartments which seem to shrink in size constantly have created a demand for more compact furniture. One of the results of this demand is a cabinet (right) to hold kitchen utensils and accessories, shown at the Modern Living Exposition held in Chicago. Bonnie Schuham smiles her approval of the unit.

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Underground Nests for War Airplanes (Feb, 1936)

Underground Nests for War Airplanes

THE next war, all agree, will be a war in the air; and the advantage will be with the force striking the first blow. Obviously, the attack will be made on the fixed air bases of the other army, since that will inflict most damage from a military point of view.

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SOLDIERS SHOOT ANIMATED PICTURES (Oct, 1931)

SOLDIERS SHOOT ANIMATED PICTURES

Animated paintings in steel picture frames are now being used to train British troops in marksmanship. Miniature soldiers, representing an enemy army, move along the bottom of the frame and up an incline across the picture, while sharpshooters try to pick them off.

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60 days to the front…every scrap of paper is needed! (Aug, 1945)

60 days to the front…every scrap of paper is needed!

It takes about two months before your waste paper, reprocessed into cartons, arrives at the battle fronts carrying such essentials as blood plasma, rations or ammunition to our fighting men overseas. Turn in your old paper regularly. Never burn it! It’s needed! When waste paper is sold, many organizations channel some of the funds to help wounded veterans by providing the little extras which mean so much during convalescence…or to support other worthy community projects. Back up the Double V Program—Save Every Scrap of Paper!

Separate and tie in bundles: 1. Wastebasket scraps. 2. Corrugated boxes, brown paper and bags. 3. Magazines and books. 4. Newspapers.

Space contributed to Double V Waste Paper Program by this publication.

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Battle of the Billions (Aug, 1941)

Battle of the Billions

American Industry Mobilizes Machines, Materials, and Men for a Job as Big as Digging 40 Panama Canals in One Year

By RAY MILLHOLLAND

IT LOOKS like some outsider is continually forgetting that we Americans are a nation born with the smell of machine oil in our hair and that if we are crowded too hard we are liable to stop making electric refrigerators and pretty automobiles and devote all our attention to turning out the darnedest flock of airplanes, tanks, and battleships the world has ever seen.

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Map projections speed SAC war-room display (Mar, 1963)

Map projections speed SAC war-room display

Less than 30 seconds elapses between receipt of information and the time it is flashed on a vast screen where it can be studied by the battle staff in the Strategic Air Command’s war room near Omaha, Nebr.

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How Europe’s Big Nations Match in Fighting Power (Jun, 1936)

How Europe’s Big Nations Match in Fighting Power

If war should be declared today, Russia would have more men and more planes at her command than any other nation in Europe. The Soviet Republic boasts a standing army of 1,300,000, reserves of 7,000,000 and an air fleet of 3,000 planes.

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Navies of the Stratosphere Threaten Cities (Nov, 1934)

Navies of the Stratosphere Threaten Cities

WARFARE, in the past hundred years or so, has been a contest between makers of guns and other offensive weapons, and makers of means of defense. As cannon were built bigger and bigger, ships were built heavier, and with more armor. It seems to be now agreed that the big ships are too expensive ; and it is quite possible that no more superdreadnoughts will ever be built.

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25 Men Died to Film these War Movies! (May, 1929)

25 Men Died to Film these War Movies!

ONE hundred motion picture cameramen, officially assigned by the imperial German government of the ex-kaiser to film German troops in action during the great war, were required to take the remarkable war scenes now being shown in theaters throughout the country under the title, “Behind the German Lines.”

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