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A member of the South Korean National Police holds the severed head of a North Korean communist guerrilla during the Korean War, 1952.

The Tower Bridge silhouetted against the fires on London’s docks, ignited during a German air raid, 1940. William Vandivert


WWII London Blitz

WWII London Blitz. September 1940 - May 1941 the German Luftwaffe mercilessly bombed Britain's civilians. 40,000 were killed, more than half of them in London.

An Air Rescue Service crew treats a wounded UN soldier on one of an H-5G helicopter’s two outboard litters somewhere in Korea during the Korean War.

World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron: "Mail call." Handwritten on back: "Must read a letter from home!" Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech), Italy, 1944 or 1945

As one of the first to serve in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), Airman Bettye Krieter was activated during the Korean War. Krieter retired from the Air Force Sept. 29, 2011, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL, with a total of 63 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force)

Pripyat- abandoned city.Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970 to house workers for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. It was the ninth nuclear city (Russian: атомоград atomograd) in the Soviet Union at the time and its population was around 49,000 before the accident.