HMAS Goorangai was a 223-ton auxiliary minesweeper of the Royal Australian Navy. She was sunk in an accidental collision with MV Duntroonin 1940, becoming the RAN’s first loss of World War II, and the first RAN surface ship to be lost in wartime more
The old Marlborough…..The Captain was not married, and if he had been it might not have made any difference: he was profoundly and exclusively in love with this ship, and the passion, fed especially on the dangers and ordeals of the past three war years, left no room for a rival.
Nicholas Monsarrat: HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour (1947)
Quack treatment for respiratory ailments were common during the late 1800s. Dr. Starkey teamed up with another physician and created this popular concoction, claiming that it was not a drug but a “scientific” adjustment to oxygen and nitrogen. Indications for Compound Oxygen included consumption, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia (indigestion), catarrh, hay fever, headache, debility, rheumatism, and neuralgia
Warner Brothers brought John Barrymore to the studio in 1924 to lend credibility to their pictures, and what was more appropriate to tackle than the classic Herman Melville story, Moby Dick?
The film was a loose adaptation of the novel, rewritten to give the story more of a romantic flair. This 10-reel silent was the film on which Barrymore wooed his future wife, Dolores Costello, whom he would marry soon after the picture wrapped. Barrymore would later remember this film as his favorite and he would star in the remake in 1930 titled Moby Dick.
Due to war-time restrictions on releasing American films in Europe during the war, many of the films produced during that era were not seen on the continent until well after the war was over. This poster, designed by Eryk Lipinski, was first released in Poland in 1947.