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These Historic Photos Will Take Your Breath Away (45 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   16 May 2017   / 13472 views

Brigitte Bardot in Cannes, 1950s

1925 criminal’s mugshot

Couple on date 1960s

World War 2 Welder 1945

Vikki Dougan walking down the street 1950’s

Freddy Mercury on stage, Wembley 1986

Princess Diana, 1980

David Bowie in Kyoto, Japan, 1980

18-year-old Michael Jordan 1982

Clint Eastwood checking his revolver, 1962

Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix in LA – 1991

The Beatles “on the grass”, 1960s

Rita Hayworth 1948

Harrison Ford, 1978

New York Subway 1970’s

Mother and daughter strolling, NYC 1970

Pablo Escobar with his cousin Gustavo in the 1980s

Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin, 1931

Los Angeles 1972

Leonard Nimoy going down to Liverpool with the bangles in 1984

Black couple in their wedding finery, 1920s

Waynesburg PA 1915

United Airlines stewardess in 1970

Space traveler stops in Oklahoma for a party, 1957

The Supremes, 1968

Alain Delon & Brigitte Bardot 1968

Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander 1955

After flipping his ’73 mustang on the highway

Natalie O’Donald, service-station attendant at the Atlantic Refining Company garages, 1943

Circus artists posing for a picture, 1930s

Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle in 1864

Although the custom of “scalping” was once practiced in Europe and Asia, it is generally associated with North American native groups. In scalping, the skin around the crown of the head was cut and removed from the enemy’s skull, usually causing death. In addition to its value as a war trophy, a scalp was often believed to bestow the possessor with the powers of the scalped enemy. In their early wars with Native Americans, European colonists of North America retaliated against hostile native groups by adopting their practice of scalp taking. Bounties were offered for them by colonial authorities, which in turn led to an escalation of intertribal warfare and scalping in North America.

Adolf Hitler informs Czech President Emil Hácha of the imminent German invasion of Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939 in Berlin. Hácha suffered a heart attack during the meeting, and had to be kept awake by medical staff, eventually giving in and accepting Hitler’s surrender terms

In the evening of 14 March 1939, Hitler invited President Hácha to the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. Hitler deliberately kept him waiting for hours, while Hitler watched a film. Finally, at 1:30 a.m., on 15 March 1939, Hitler saw the President. He told Hácha that as they were speaking, the German army was about to invade Czechoslovakia. All of Czechoslovakia’s defences were now under German control following the Munich Agreement in September of the previous year. The country was virtually surrounded by Germany on three fronts.

Hitler now gave the President two options: cooperate with Germany, in which case the “entry of German troops would take place in a tolerable manner” and “permit Czechoslovakia a generous life of her own, autonomy and a degree of national freedom…” or face a scenario in which “resistance would be broken by force of arms, using all means.” By four o’clock, after suffering a heart attack induced by Göring’s threat to bomb the capital, Hácha contacted Prague, effectively “signing Czechoslovakia away” to Germany. French Ambassador Robert Coulondre reported that by half past four, Hácha was “in a state of total collapse, and kept going only by means of injections.”

Another Image:

Negotiations between North and South Korea take place at a table — itself bisected by the DMZ line — in Panmunjom in 1983

South Korean officials gathered at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Myanmar seconds before a bomb planted by North Korean spies went off, killing 21 people – 1983

The Rangoon bombing of 9 October 1983, was an assassination attempt against Chun Doo-hwan, the fifth President of South Korea, orchestrated by North Korea. Two of the bombers were captured, one of whom confessed to being a North Korean military officer.

The wives of the astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission at the moment they heard their husbands voices from orbit, 1968

Apollo 8 took three days to travel to the Moon. It orbited ten times over the course of 20 hours, during which the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast where they read the first 10 verses from the Book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched TV program ever.

Winston Churchill sitting in the charred remains of Hitler’s armchair, July 1945

George Washington Carver poses with fellow staff members at the Tuskegee Institute, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1902

George Washington Carver developed 300 derivative products from peanuts among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics.

Swimmers at a Las Vegas hotel watch a mushroom cloud from an atomic test 65 miles away, 1955

The last photograph taken of US President William McKinley minutes before he was assassinated. September, 14 1901.

A picture of The Statue of Liberty taken from the torch looking down. Around 1930

Bandit’s Roost, 59 Mulberrry Street NYC, by Jacob Riis – 1887

New photo of Billy the Kid discovered, playing croquet with his gang (he is left of the guy pointing). Purchased for $2, is estimated to sell for $5,000,000 at auction

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The Krummlauf. A German weapon attachment designed to shoot around corners.










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