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Picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as “Last Jew of Vinnitsa, it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, 1941. Estimates reach up to 28,000 victims. Six years earlier, the town was the site of the Vinnytsia massacre—Stalin's secret police murdered at least 9,400 people, mostly men, as part of the Great Purge. The Nazis exhumed 91 mass graves duri...

Poignant Photos of WWII Time | English Russia

Lepa Svetozara Radić (1925–1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German soldiers during WW2. As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades and leaders identities. She responded that she was not a traitor to her people and they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People's Hero of Yugoslavia, awarded in 1951.

12 Ways Civil War Era Ladies Were Badass

12 Ways Civil War-Era Women Were More Badass Than Men

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

Cherokee planter and slaveholder, Stand Watie supported the South in the Civil War and organized a Cherokee Home Guard Company. In 1864 the Confederates made him a Brigadier General, the only Indian to hold such high rank during the war.

GENERAL ROBERT E LEE's boot and his fine filigreed brass spurs, according to his nephew, who gave the spurs to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, they were part of Lee's field uniform that he used during the Civil War.

Encyclopedia Virginia

One of the most striking images of the disaster, the iceberg which the Titanic ploughed into on April 14th, 1912.

Chilling photograph of iceberg that sank the Titanic

James Marshall found this tiny piece of pure gold in the tailrace of John Sutter’s Coloma, California, sawmill on January 24, 1848. This is the actual nugget that sparked the rush for California gold.

On the Water - Maritime Nation, 1800-1850: To California by Sea

Raw with emotion, a goodbye note by a WWII POW on the back of 2 family photos he carried with him throughout the war. Lt. Thomas R. Kennedy died soon after writing the Jan. 1945 note aboard a Japanese prison ship. 'Momie Dad: It is pretty hard to check out this way without a fighting chance but we can't live forever. I'm not afraid to die, I just hate the thought of not seeing you again. Take care of my nieces and nephews don't let them ever want anything as I want even warmth or water now.'

This is the first known photograph of the American flag taken on June 21, 1873. The flag was flown over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland during an infamous battle between the British and the United States during the War of 1812 that inspired witness Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Flag at Fort McHenry

Champ Ferguson was one of only two men to be tried, convicted and executed for war crimes during the Civil War. Ferguson was a Confederate guerrilla who claimed to have killed over 100 Union soldiers. After being pronounced guilty, he responded, "I am yet and will die a Rebel … I killed a good many men, of course, but I never killed a man who I did not know was seeking my life." He was hanged on October 20, 1865.

Longstreet Wants to Disband the Partisan Rangers

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.

George Takei standing outside of an ex-concentration camp he was kept at as a child in Arkansas.

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A lovely photo of an unidentified soldier, wife and child. Both wife and husband wear a hint of a smile. Look closely at their clasped hands over her shoulder and you will see it appears they have traded rings. She wears a large band on her right index finger, and he wears a small band on the little finger of his left hand.

Union Battery on Antietam battlefield (Before colorization).