Allies' first ace of WW2, New Zealander, Edgar. ("Cobber") Kain-shot down 14 German planes
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German crew members of U-50 display their Iron Crosses in Wilhelmshaven on the March 2, 1940. (All 44 crew died when the U-50 ran into a minefield in the North Sea one month later.)
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NASA before Powerpoint. Photo by JR Eyerman. 1960's.
Marie Antoinette at age 13 by Martin van Meytens, 1767.
1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Was Not Crucified, Vatican In Awe
General of Panzer Troops Hasso von Manteuffel was one of the most strategically gifted German general officers during WW2.As a colonel on the Eastern Front he led his men within 50 miles of Moscow. He also fought in North Africa and during the Ardennes Offensive.In March 1945, commanding the 3rd Panzer Army,he succeeded in reaching the British lines and saved 300,000 soldiers from Soviet captivity.Postwar, he was involved in politics and visited the US as an official guest of the USG (died 1...
A photo conveying the mind boggling variety of uniforms, insignia and decorations prevalent during Nazi times. Light brown marks high NSDAP (National Socialist Party) officers; note the dwarfish man with the missing arm wearing the armband and collar insignia signifying the rank of Reichsleiter (National Leader). Himmler is there in his field gray SS uniform. Right next to him a ranking SA officer in his dark brown uniform and next to him an officer of the German Labor Front.
Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Helena and Prince Nicholas of Greece
Mata Hari - WWI Spy
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The fossilized Irish giant from 1895 is over 12 feet tall. The giant was discovered during a mining operation in Antrim, Ireland. This picture is courtesy "the British Strand magazine of December 1895" Height, 12 foot 2 inches; girth of chest, 6 foot 6 inches; length of arms 4 foot 6 inches. There are six toes on the right foot
Ernest Hemingway during World War I.
Roza Shanina (1924-1945) Soviet sniper during WWII
Allegedly a photograph of Simo Häyhä, a Finnish Sniper nicknamed "White Death" by the Russians, taking aim down the sights of a Mosin-Nagant M/28. Häyhä is a credited with the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills, 505, all within a period of only 100 days during The Winter War between Finland and Russia in '39/'40.
Clark Gable, Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17 earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his 4th mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan.
Witold Pilecki - To prove that Auschwitz was killing people, not a labor camp, forged papers,entered a ghetto roundup, and was sent to Auschwitz. He redistributed food to prisoners, trained them in martial arts, and passed news out. He & a few others beat up guards, stole their clothes and left the camp carrying the guard's stolen papers. They were in the woods for 3 days, til they met up with the Home Army and passed the info on. This was the first evidence of the existence of death camps.
Dr. Hans Munch, called the "Good Man Of Auschwictz", was the only doctor who helped the prisoners from the inside. He faked experiments to keep the prisoners from being gassed, refused to choose those to be killed at risk of his own life, and even helped some escape. . At risk of his own life, he did what he could to save as many as he could. He was later put on trial, but because of so many Jewish witnesses stating his goodness to them, he was completely acquitted.
Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture.
Hitler on a flight to his "Berghof" in the Alps, June 1, 1943.
"Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government.The Germans did not yet have this capability."
Buy Fresh Fish A World War I Canada Food Board poster encouraging shoppers to change their habits so that fresh meat can be shipped to soldiers: "Buy fresh fish. Save the meat for our soldiers and allies." Illustrated by E. Henderson, c. 1914.
secfromdisaster: West Berlin policemen and East German Volkspolizei face each other across the border in Berlin, circa 1955.