1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Back row, left to right; Andrew Comyn Irvine, George H. Leigh-Mallory (Climbing Leader), Lt. Colonel Edward F. Norton (Acting Leader), Noel E. Odell, and John MacDonald. Front row; Edward O. Shebbeare (He was in charge of transport), Capt C. Geoffrey Bruce, Dr T. Howard Somervell and Bentley Beetham.

1924 Mount Everest team; George Mallory (standing second from left) disappeared during the ascent; I love this photo - they look like brave and lovable hoodlums

Mountaineers Andrew Irvine (L) and George Mallory (R) who died on Mt. Everest in an attempt to reach its summit in 1924. Their bodies were finally found in 1999. From the blog My Daguerreotype boyfriend on tumblr.

WWII men of the new formed British SAS usually supported by the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) in the North Africa Campaign http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group

During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches.

George Washington

A lone British soldier stands up to his knees in spent shell cases. France, WWI.

Cannot imagine..... brings tears to my eyes...... After being released from Allied detention, German POW Heinz Pelschner reunited with his wife, June 1945.

British officers of the Light Division. Taken during the Crimean War by Roger Fenton.

In the 1930s a safety net placed below the Golden Gate Bridge saved the lives of 19 construction workers, who became known as the "Halfway-to-Hell Club."

Heinrich Himmler followed by Reinhard Heydrich.

DUNKIRK 26-29 MAY 1940. British troops on board a destroyer at Dover wait to leave the ship.

ANTARCTIC EXPLORER: Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Rare Photograph Of Slave. A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars- not a small sum in 1854.

Oregon toughs, circa 1900. Cigarettes and hats required.

THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE aka Lawrence of Arabia (dashing, romanticized British officer credited with leading the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I, depicted in the epic film Lawrence of Arabia)

On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain climber reached the summit of Mt. Everest becoming the first woman to climb the world's highest peak

Hillary & Tenzing

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. British soldier, adventurer and author Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888–1935) the “Uncrowned King Of The Arabs” on the Governor's Balcony in Jerusalem, 1920. He joined the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

Hiram Bingham, The real Indiana Jones, 1911 “Hiram Bingham (1875–1956) was an American academic, explorer and treasure hunter and politician. He obtained a B.A. from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard. Bingham was not a trained archaeologist, yet it was during Bingham’s time as a lecturer – later professor – at Yale that he discovered the largely forgotten Inca city of Machu Picchu. “

Rorke's Drift