#chris evans    #captain america    #The Winter Soldier  

WASPs Barbara Jane London & Evelyn Sharp

WASPs Barbara Jane London & Evelyn Sharp


"Don’t worry, gents. We buried it for you."

"Don’t worry, gents. We buried it for you."



This article on Doris Bohrer and Betty McIntosh, two former agents of the Office of Strategic Services, is truly fascinating and recommended for anyone interested in real-life Peggies.

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was created during World War II to serve as the United States’ intelligence agency on par with Britain’s Special Operations Executive and MI6, and is (I think) the likeliest model for Marvel’s Strategic Scientific Reserve. After the war, it eventually transformed into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

  #wwii    #women getting shit done in WWII  
Gratuitous mirror photo just because.

Gratuitous mirror photo just because.


True Romance: The Heartache of Wartime Farewells, April 1943 by Alfred Eisenstaedt at the height of the Second World War.


Pacific Rim meme:

↳ Five characters: Sasha Kaidonovsky

  #Pacific Rim    #Sasha Kaidonovsky  


The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence


The Jaeger Program was born…

                                              …there were set backs at first…

                                                                                   …a two pilot system was implemented.

  #Pacific Rim    #I'm too lazy to tag all the pilot names  
  #howling commandos    #Captain America