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Yesterday's Print 2018-10-11 03:12:25

The Alma Enterprise, Kansas, September 7, 1923

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Mohamed Naguib, first President of Egypt, in f…

Mohamed Naguib, first President of Egypt, in front of his own portrait during his last days, 1984

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After Egypt was declared a republic in 1953 (having formerly been a kingdom), Mohamed Naguib was sworn in as the first President of the newly established republic. One year after Naguib’s inauguration, he was forced to resign by Gamal Abdel Nasser who managed to beat him in controlling the Egyptian military, and he was arrested and isolated on November 14, 1954. He remained in isolation until he was released by President Anwar Sadat in 1972.

In this picture, the time between Naguib in the picture and in the portrait behind him is around ~30 years. He died days after it due to liver damage, aged 83.

This attractive young man is Charles de Gaulle…

This attractive young man is Charles de Gaulle in uniform at Saint Cyr when he was 19 or 20. He may not be very attractive when he grows older but I love the uniform and he is pretty damn fine here. Also, it’s interesting to see how this young man in the picture will turn out, he had written in his journals before seeing him fighting in a great war and commanding tank divisions and thousands of men leading France to victory, he was not to far off for what history had in store for him.

You see, Charles de Gaulle would fight for France in ww1 but get captured and taken to a German POW camp and make 5 failed escape attempts. Later in ww2, he would step up and make an effort to lead his country that was occupied by the Germans by telling the people to resist along with working (or more likely butting heads) with Churchill and FDR. After the war, de Gaulle would help create the 5th French Republic and serve as president from 1959 to 1969 and would die in 1970.

Many people have different opinions on Charles de Gaulle in terms of his behavior and his actions but he is mostly regarded as a hero in France but a pain in the ass for the Americans and British from what I heard. Some people see him as a hero and some people see him as a coward along with other conflicting views on him based off people’s different political opinions and I respect them, also the fact that he was tough to work with and a bit of a narcissist too may have had an effect on how he is viewed. But it is very interesting to see a picture of this attractive young man with only a glimpse of what history has in store for him.

Cool sketch images of the first 23 presidents of the United…

Cool sketch images of the first 23 presidents of the United States.

Intimate snapshots of the Kennedy family from nanny Maud Shaw.

Intimate snapshots of the Kennedy family from nanny Maud Shaw.

The photographs of Abraham Lincoln, who was the first U.S…

The photographs of Abraham Lincoln, who was the first U.S President to be photographed while in office.

My history crush is Warren G. Harding, (Novemb…

My history crush is Warren G. Harding, (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) 29th POTUS and considered one of the worst ever. History hasn’t been kind to him, and he’s best known for his scandalous sex life. He had many affairs, fathered a child with his mistress, wrote some very erotic poems to her – you can read them here: http://www.taylormarsh.com/2014/07/warren-g-harding-named-penis-jerry/

Oh and he famously named his manhood “Jerry.”

What a bad boy. But those eyebrows and that face. He’s sexy and he knows it.

Grover Cleveland, all things considered, was p…

Grover Cleveland, all things considered, was pretty damn handsome in his younger years.

Abraham Lincoln in what is considered to be his earliest…

Abraham Lincoln in what is considered to be his earliest photograph, ca. early 1840s.

18 U.S presidents who were really strange people.

18 U.S presidents who were really strange people.