Front Line 'Copter
5th January 1969: A soldier in the U.S. Army 1st Air Cavalry holds his rifle above his head as he serves as a 'traffic cop' for helicopters landing in a field during an operation north of Saigon in the Vietnam War, South Vietnam. The helicopters were bringing members of the unit to the area that they were to patrol. (Photo by APA/Getty Images)
Alexander Yakovlev, aircraft designer
Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906-1989), Soviet aircraft designer, in military uniform and holding an aircraft model. In 1932, Yakovlev founded what became the the Yakovlev design bureau. Between 1940 and 1946, as a minister in the aviation industry, he was close to Stalin and influential in deciding which designs would be accepted. He received numerous awards, including ten Orders of Lenin, and seven State Prizes of the USSR. He is seen here in his uniform as Major General of the Soviet Engineering and Technical Service. Photographed in Moscow, Russia, in 1943.
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Drunken man staggering home - about to hit lampost
Racing Illustrated - "Some delay at the post!" - a gentleman who has had a serious session at the Old Blue Bell (see 10909661) endeavours to make his way home. He has so far shed both shoes and is about to have a close encounter with a lamppost, which he appears to believe is his front door. Two young street urchins are not pretending to hide their amusement at his predicament. Date: 1904
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