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Hotel Rules for 491st Bombardment Squadron, China

Hotel Rules for 491st Bombardment Squadron, China Here we see the rules at a hotel somewhere in China, probably near Yangkai in China, where the 491st Bombardment Squadron was based from January 1944 until September 1945. They are quite revealing about the problems of a wartime hotel!1 - No Professional Girls admitted to this hotel2 - Please check your room at 12 o& 39;clock noon3 - No Reservation will be accepted without one day& 39;s notice4 - No Girls will be allowed to Bathe with Gentlement5 - Bath Service will stop at 11 O& 39;Clock PM6 - Please Keep Silent from 11 O& 39;Clock PM7 - Our main entrance will strictly be closed and locked at 12 O& 39;Clock Mid-night8 - Bus Tickets when sold no claim for refund shall be acceptedThese pictures come from the collection of Sydney Lester, who served as a Staff Sergeant in the 491st Bombardment Squadron (341st Bombardment Group).
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Siege of Memphis, early 525 BCThe siege of Memphis (early 525 BC) was the last recorded resistance to Cambyses II of Persia& 39;s invasion of Egypt, and came after the main Egyptian army had been defeated at Pelusium.Early in 525 Cambyses led his army across the Sinai and defeated the armies of Pharaoh Psamtik III at Pelusium.
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History of Brittany (B. Merdrignac)

From the Paleolithic to contemporary times, the "History of Brittany" takes us through several centuries of history through a richly illustrated and well documented book. Something to please fans of the genre, as well as the simple curious. The author Bernard Merdrignac (1947-2013) was a medievalist historian, specialist of the religious fact in the medieval West.
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