Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 79

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...

During the Vietnam War on June 18, 1965 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion member Larry Wayne Chaffin smiles for the camera.

An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch trench system in France. British trenches are situated on the left of the photo, and German trenches on the right - in the middle of the two is no man’s land - July 22, 1917.

A boy sits upon the rubble of his former home with his parents remains buried within shortly after a V-2 bomb hit the structure - London, England - January 1945. 

 Damaged WWII plane photographed mid-flight from above.

A marine moves on to catch up with his unit after he has covered a dead comrade with a poncho cover and marked his position with his bayoneted rifle - Battle of Saipan, 1944.

U.S. military tanks parade near the Capitol Building in Washington DC, 1947.

Presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy debate on live television - 1960.

 A soldier mourns a fallen comrade, Richmond, April 1865.

A protestor throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine on January 22, 2014 / Photo by Efrem Lukatsky.

A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

 The cost of a beach: U.S. Marines on Tarawa, November 1943.

Amazing closeup view of a B-26C Martin Marauder in flight and the aircrew in position.

Afghan refugee girl, laiba Hazrat, age 6, poses for a picture, while playing with other children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan - Photo by Muhammed Muheisen Jan 24, 2014.

Berlin buildings in ruin near the Brandenburg Gate destroyed from Allied bombing attacks during WWII - Circa 1945.

Egyptian Muslims gather for iftar at the end of the fasting day outside Hussein Mosque in Cairo, Egypt - July 13, 2015.

A wagon train about to head west organizes in Atlanta, Georgia - 1864.

 Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, 1944.

The Berlin Wall falls - 1989.

Child of a sharecropper cultivating cotton - New Madrid County, Missouri - 1939.

US troops approaching Omaha Beach before landing, D-Day June 6th 1944.

Sailors on the deck of the USS New York, 1896.

American troops in the Philippines celebrate the long-awaited news that Japan has, finally, unconditionally, surrendered in August 1945.

Sailors giving a bit of a message with their haircuts, off the coast of Normandy, June 1944.

Civil War vets march in a Memorial Day Parade, 1908.

Wounded U.S. soldiers attending a Mother’s Day services in blitzed Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, United Kingdom, 13th May 1945.

"Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade’s tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe.", 1944 (NSFW)

A woman burns money for heat during the inflation crisis in Germany, 1920.  Paper money was a cheaper fuel than the coal and wood it could buy.  

Portrait of a captured Allied soldier, Western Front - Circa 1917.

Additional References___________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times, Reddit,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company... 

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