William Joseph Brunell, British and Italian troops guarding Austro-Hungarian prisoners in a dug out by the River Piave at Salettuol, November 1918

William Joseph Brunell, British and Italian troops guarding Austro-Hungarian prisoners in a dug out by the River Piave at Salettuol, November 1918

"After being severely wounded two weeks before my nineteenth birthday I had a bad time until I figured out that nothing could happen to me that had not happened to all men before me. Whatever I had to do men had always done. If they had done it then I could do it too and the best thing was not to worry about it."  —Ernest Hemingway

"After being severely wounded two weeks before my nineteenth birthday I had a bad time until I figured out that nothing could happen to me that had not happened to all men before me. Whatever I had to do men had always done. If they had done it then I could do it too and the best thing was not to worry about it." —Ernest Hemingway

A recuperating Hemingway with Red Cross nurses, including Agnes von Kerowsky, Milan, 1918

A recuperating Hemingway with Red Cross nurses, including Agnes von Kerowsky, Milan, 1918

He was known as the English Giant, but could also have been called the Friendly Giant.    He was Frederick John Kempster, and he joined Astley and Company's American Circus at Chigwell in Essex as a professional giant in June 1911 - not as a "freak" but because he loved people.    "It is said he was a happy, well-adjusted chap who liked to talk to the public," said his great-nephew Jim Kempster.

Frederick Kempster - the 'English Giant'?

He was known as the English Giant, but could also have been called the Friendly Giant. He was Frederick John Kempster, and he joined Astley and Company's American Circus at Chigwell in Essex as a professional giant in June 1911 - not as a "freak" but because he loved people. "It is said he was a happy, well-adjusted chap who liked to talk to the public," said his great-nephew Jim Kempster.

F. Scott Fitzgerald with his wife Zelda, and their daughter Frances. Paris, 1921.    I love those old trees & their crazy shapes!

F. Scott Fitzgerald with his wife Zelda, and their daughter Frances. Paris, 1921. I love those old trees & their crazy shapes!

Photographer Robert Capa, left, and Ernest Hemingway, right, accredited as a correspondent for Collier’s magazine, with their Army driver in France shortly before the liberation of Paris.

Photographer Robert Capa, left, and Ernest Hemingway, right, accredited as a correspondent for Collier’s magazine, with their Army driver in France shortly before the liberation of Paris.

The Cost Of Free Doughnuts: 70 Years Of Regret by Chana Joffe-Walt: How charging for something which was once free can backfire. #Psychology #Change Chana_Joffe_Walt #npr

The Cost Of Free Doughnuts: 70 Years Of Regret

The Cost Of Free Doughnuts: 70 Years Of Regret by Chana Joffe-Walt: How charging for something which was once free can backfire. #Psychology #Change Chana_Joffe_Walt #npr

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