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↑ A bit of innocence has been lost during WWII. (And "fallout" shelter in 1939?)

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Witness wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:31 pm
↑ A bit of innocence has been lost during WWII. (And "fallout" shelter in 1939?)
No, that was later.

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I know what it is, there's one in my basement. :coolspecs:

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ed wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:18 pm
... that chick in the fallout shelter wearing pearls.
As previously noted, when she comes out of the shelter she wants something to barter besides her virtue.
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Battle for Castle Itter

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The Battle for Castle Itter was fought in the Austrian North Tyrol village of Itter on 5 May 1945, in the last days of the European Theater of World War II.

Troops of the 23rd Tank Battalion of the 12th Armored Division of the US XXI Corps led by Captain John C. "Jack" Lee, Jr., a number of Wehrmacht soldiers led by Major Josef "Sepp" Gangl, SS-Hauptsturmführer Kurt-Siegfried Schrader, and recently freed French prisoners of war defended Castle Itter against an attacking force from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division until relief from the American 142nd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division of XXI Corps arrived.

The French prisoners included former prime ministers, generals and a tennis star. It is the only known time during the war in which Americans and Germans fought side-by-side. Popular accounts of the battle have called it the strangest battle of World War II.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter for details.

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Oozing happiness. :|

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I'm guessing New York City 1970s. 8)
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I'm guessing idiot.
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shemp wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:20 am
I'm guessing idiot.
You need to guess? :P
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:27 pm
shemp wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:20 am
I'm guessing idiot.
You need to guess? :P
I could have guessed imbecile or moron.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:48 am
I'm guessing New York City 1970s. 8)
42nd at the corner of fifth maybe? Looks like the NY Public library on the left with Bryant Park behind it.
About that stereo

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And he seems to be selling "Italian Ices". Between that and the phone booth, gotta be NYC no later than 1970s. :coolspecs:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:48 am
I'm guessing New York City 1970s. 8)
Man With Sign, New York, 1962
Photo by Steve Schapiro.

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I was close. :notsure:
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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1966.

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Witness wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:17 pm
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1966.
Indeed. Now that there are plenty of Vietnamese settled in the USA, I have no doubt ... :|
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Another movie restoration:


[60 fps] Moscow, Tverskaya Street in 1896 / Москва, Тверская улица, 1896 год

Restored with neural networks 1896 Moscow footage taken in May by Charles Moisson from the Lumière company.