November 11th 1975: Australian Constitutional Crisis
On this day in 1975, Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the government of Gough Whitlam. Kerr then appointed leader of the Opposition Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announced a general election to be held in early December. Whitlam’s Labor government had been plagued by scandals and political miscalculations, and the Dismissal rocked Australian politics. The Governor-General was using his constitutional power as the Queen’s representative in Australia to dismiss the Prime Minister which is equivalent of the Queen using her power to fire the British Prime Minister.
A young French boy helps the French Resistance build street barricades during the Paris Uprising in 1944. The Liberation of Paris began on 19 August 1944 with an uprising by the Resistance against the German garrison. On 24 August 1944, the French Forces of the Interior (Forces françaises de l’intérieur, or, FFI) received reinforcements from the Free French Army of Liberation and from the Third U.S. Army (United States Army Central) and German forces surrendered Paris on 25 August 1944. This battle marked the liberation of the capital city and the exile of the Vichy government to Sigmaringen, Germany. However, there was still much heavy fighting to be done before France was liberated, including the campaign in southern France during August and September 1944, along the German-held seaports of western France (such as at Brest and Dunkirk), in Alsace and Lorraine in eastern France, and in northeastern France, along the Rhine and Moder rivers. The German Army and SS fought doggedly in these areas for the remainder of 1944 and into 1945. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau.
happy halloween from the flux machine!
(posting music video later tonight!)
The real Bomb Girls in wartime in USA, in the 40’s.
Pst, the poster is actually Australian (+ the watermark on it is actually the Australian War Memorial) :)
This past week:
The Abbott government changed the laws the first day after the fires started so that people who lost their homes in the fires would receive no compensation or assistance in temporarily relocating.
And gay marriage laws passed in the ACT and his sister got engaged. He’s said he will attend the wedding but doesn’t support the marriage.
How can one man be such a giant douche.
Lord Kitchner’s trumpeter in 1915, Pvt. Frank Inman of Australian Imp. [i.e., Imperial] Forces—Mr. Frank Inman photographed on April 27 ‘40
lets sell our bodies for cash to go ok
and ill start the weed garden