Fascinating Photos Collected From History

February 1, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History

French WW1 Trench, 1915

 

The Soviets opening the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp after liberating it exactly 73 years ago. January 27, 1945

 

Hungarian SS guards, exhausted from their forced labour clearing the bodies of the dead at Bergen-Belsen, are allowed a brief rest by British soldiers but are forced to take it by lying face down in one of the empty mass graves, 1945

The British were horrified by what they found at Bergen-Belsen and forced the Hungarian SS to bury the dead without using protective gloves. Most of them contracted typhus (which is spread by lice) and died.

 

German civilians are forced to walk past the bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by German SS troops in a 500-kilometre march across Czechoslovakia, May 11, 1945

The bodies were exhumed by German civilians working under the direction of Medics of the 5th Infantry Division, US Third Army. The bodies were later placed in coffins and reburied in the cemetery in Volary.

 

The first public demonstration of a computer mouse, graphical user interface, windowed computing, hypertext and word processing, 1968

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is attacked by States Rights Party member Jimmy Robinson as King tries to register at the Hotel Albert in Selma, Alabama, on January 18, 1965.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. being welcomed to Chicago’s Marquette Park, 1966

 

A Vietnamese policeman attempts to put out the fire as a Buddhist monk burns to death in front of Saigon’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Oct. 27, 1963 by Horst Faas

 

Using a two-horn listening device at Bolling Field in Washington, D.C., in 1921 before the invention of radar, to listen for distant aircraft.

 

The Beginning Of The Eiffel Tower

 

The hellish mines of the 1980s Brazillian gold rush

 

The Avengers, The Jews who planned to kill German SS after the War. 1946

 

An FBI agent, wearing only a pair of swim trunks, per the hijackers’ instructions, carries a case containing a $1 million ransom to the opened door of a hijacked Delta DC8 jet in Miami. The jet later took off for Algeria (story)

 

Assembling the sports section of the New York Times, 1942

Great documenatry about hot metal typesetting at The New York Times:

 

George Herman “Babe” Ruth (Top row, center) at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912.

 

The Dalai Lama (age 4) being enthroned as the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, February 22, 1940

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