Browsing Archive: February, 2024

Tyson, Ali & Jackson

Posted by on Saturday, February 17, 2024, In : Photography 

Michael Jackson with Mike Tyson (top) and Muhammad Ali (bottom).

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Richard Bong

Posted by on Saturday, February 10, 2024, In : Photography 

Richard "Dick" Ira Bong (1920 – 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces major who won the Medal of Honour for his aviation exploits in World War Two. He was America’s top fighter pilot during the war, with forty confirmed Japanese aircraft down by his Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter.

Bong considered himself to be a poor shot so to compensate, he would get very close to his target, sometimes even flying through the debris of exploding planes. His exploits include:

He was once caught alone ...

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Lady Archers

Posted by on Saturday, February 3, 2024, In : Art 

"In 1787, “several young ladies” who shot with the Royal British Bowmen – the first British sporting society to admit women – were said to have “added to their conquests the hearts of young gentlemen of honour and fortune”, with the society responsible for the marriage of “not a few happy couples”, according to a newspaper report ...The more spectacular archery tournaments were usually held on private grounds of the landed gentry and were seen very much as a wider opportunity ...

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