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(Why) are there two different versions of the photograph of inmates at the Buchenwald concentration camp?

The original photo is the one with the man standing on the right, which is available from the National Archives as used in high resolution on Wikipedia. The New York Times version, with the man on the ...
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(Why) are there two different versions of the photograph of inmates at the Buchenwald concentration camp?

I decided to pay what was needed1 to get past the paywall, and can confirm that the man on the right is not in the image in the May 6th, 1945 New York Times Magazine article titled "The World ...
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Did Hitler and Nazi officials give interviews and cooperate with the Weimar republic general press?

Assuming that with "Weimar" the question asked exclusively about pre-dictatorship Germany then for the timespan from 1919–1934 we have to observe: (October 1930) It's gonna be a clean winter. ...
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Are records on the meetings of the Japanese war council during 1945 publicly available?

These records have been commercially available in print since 1967, when it was published under the title Haisen no Kiroku (敗戦の記録, lit. Records of Defeat) by Hara Shobo. This included materials ...
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Would newspapers in 1890 London have printing presses in their offices?

Yes the presses were in the offices in Fleet Street. For a picture see wikipedia picture entitled "New_Daily_Telegraph_Offices_Fleet_Street_ILN_1882" from the Illustrated London News in 1882 Another ...
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Were there cases where an ethnic newspaper had the highest circulation in a country?

In 1900 Hufvudstadsbladet (Swedish language newspaper in Finland) had a circulation of 17,500, putting it far ahead of the nearest Finnish language rival, Uusi Soumetar at 11,300.(Conflict and ...
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What was the official theoretical journal of the communist party of the USSR?

To get this question from the "unanswered" list: The journal was called "Communist" ("Коммунист") between 1952-1991; earlier (1924-1952) it was published under the name &...
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What restrictions were placed on embedded journalists during the Persian Gulf War?

The Guidelines for news media issued by the Pentagon for the 1991 Gulf War were released into the public domain during the legal case Nation Magazine v. United States Department of Defense, and were ...
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Was the Times of London available for sale in 19th century Singapore?

Until early 1871, when cable communication between Singapore and London was first established, it would take quite a while for information to travel between the two locations. Suez shortened the trip ...
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(Why) are there two different versions of the photograph of inmates at the Buchenwald concentration camp?

Yes, there are two versions of the picture, one with Simon Toncman edited out. And the editing is easily detectable. Why? The obvious conclusion is that it's because he's showing more crotch than ...
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Was it common to address politicians by their first names / nicknames in the past?

There are well-attested examples of the use of nicknames for popular political figures going all the way back to Athens and Rome. Examples of this would be Pericles, who was nicknamed "Squill-head" (...
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Was the London Times available in 1861 in villages?

Here is a timeline of British Press developments that may be helpful. The Daily Telegraph was launched in 1855, and became a "London" morning paper in the same year. Note, also, that the stamp tax ...
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When did London newspapers start to use typewriters in their offices?

Judging by Jenson (1988), Using the typewriter: Secretaries, reporters and authors, 1880–1930 (author's Twitter), and assuming similar developments on both sides of the Atlantic, the answer would be ...
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Was the Times of London available for sale in 19th century Singapore?

Before the cable communication, and long time after that, newspapers from England were available in colonies only by subscription, and they arrived long after their publication. There is ample ...
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