Can we have an interesting historical photograph thread?
I will start with a bunch of photos from the fall of the Soviet Union
A picture of the bust of Lenin at the Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica. The Soviets built a small metal cabin at the Pole, which is geographically the most difficult place to access in Antarctica, as it is farthest from any coast. The cabin was buried under snow after decades of snowdrift. All that's left is the small tower with Lenin atop
1. That's not his leg. That's the turret of the APC, covered with a canvas tarp.
2. Dunno, but this looks like it might've been taken during some civil disturbance, so perhaps they're pulling him out for some ill purpose.
The Gungunhana, king of the vátua people of southern mozambique, photo taken after his kingdom was conquered and he was sent in exile to the Azores where he spent the rest of his life weaving baskets for money.
I'll post a couple I have on my phone
German 6th Army soldiers on their way to Stalingrad.
Nothing wrong with the pants, friend.
Taken 4 years before the outbreak of war, at least 3 of them were blood relatives. Good one indeed.
Imperial Japanese Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda leaves the jungles of Lubang after finally surrendering in 1974.
Well yes technically you can, you could argue that since matter cannot be created or destroyed, even people who weren't born yet are in the picture seeing how the matter that became them is still on Earth when that picture was taken.
I wonder what his reaction would be.
Dunno, probably to love me forever (please please please Adolf senpai)
>lost the war
>I aint mad I'm a bear
Well I have more, it was a fad apparently.
Last one because I have come to the realisation I have over a hundred of these and I need help.
The Berlin zoo got a polar bear in the 30s he became a popular mascot, soon after knockoff mascots came outta the woodwork to essentially panhandle for photo op money.
Rally held by the British Union of Fascists at Olympia Exhibition centre in london, June 7th 1934, despite an attendance of over 12,000 the popularity of the party began to seriously decline shortly after
Damn, that guy on the left... He was too cool to die.
A supporter of the British Union of Fascists, advertising the party newspaper 'Action', the party had a surprisingly disproportionate amount of support from working and middle class women due to their continued support for the new norm of women int he workplace. Mary Richardson of the radical suffrage movement the 'Women's Social and Political Union' went on to be head of the Women's section of the part, whilst feminist and radical suffragette Norah Elam also reached high rank in the party
Future founder and leader of the British Union of Fascists - then Labour(Socialist) member of parliament - Oswald Mosley in Florida alongside future President Franklin D Roosevelt, while travelling with him in 1926 on his houseboat the Larooco as his guest
Because they didn't. Early tanks were already difficult to survive in; if you wore something like that in a tank, you'd sweat yourself dry in minutes.
I did some digging concerning this picture, found multiple explanations. Some say it's an American wearing captured German armor, which I don't buy because it bears no resemblance to the infanterie-panzer. I find the claim that it's a French design more compelling. Regardless, that is not armor for tank crews.
Poor kid, I can't imagine how terrible that must have felt. You know that evil won and you know how many good men died trying to defeat evil.
Feels really bad, man.
German skirmishers in the Franco-Prussian war of 1871. This photo is taken from the French positions
On the back you can see German reinforcements arriving
My favorite colourised black and white photograph