A Loyd carrier of the anti-tank platoon of 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards explodes during 30 Corp’s advance up the Eindhoven road at the start of Operation ‘Market-Garden’, 17 September 1944.

Egyptian defenses in the Sinai crumbled almost instantaneously with the Israeli attack. Not only were they caught off guard by the surprise decision to begin combat operations itself, but Egyptian contingencies had expected the IDF to concentrate on the south and central parts of the border, instead of the actual axes of attack through concentrated mostly in the north. In the few regions where Egyptian defenders did put up strong resistance, Israeli airpower soon turned out even the most committed defenders. By the end of June 5th, most of the Sinai defenders were in full retreat, and at the mercy of the advancing Israelis. Out flanked as they fell back to the Suez, on June 8th at Mitla Pass (above) the retreating Egyptians were funneled into Israeli positions and subject to punishing fire from both air and ground. Estimates for that day alone are of 10,000 killed. Israel would report 338 lost for the whole operation.

Yahuna indians, East Colombia, dance of the wood ghosts 19th c

Digitalis Purpurea, Albert Renger-Patzsch, ca. 1924

“Aerial photograph, taken by a Japanese pilot, of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese bomber in lower-right foreground.”



Myron Wood (1921-1999): Mobile by Alexander Calder 
Georgia O’Keeffe’s house in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1980 (via)

This photo always comforts me. It describes home so simply.

Tilly Jane Cabin in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness, Oregon.
Submitted by Vic Garcia.