photos / Getty Images Helen Fisher kisses the hearse carrying the body of her cousin, Private Douglas Halliday, as he and six other fallen soldiers are brought through the town of Wootton Bassett in England. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War. The symbol of the Flower Power movement.
Members of the Watford Womens Home Defense Unit practice their aim on the rifle range, as other members wait their turn to shoot in 1942 (left). This unit was composed mainly of business and professional women who took the rifle instruction during their l
Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms, August 1942 (via Shorpy)