The charred remains of Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov
After most systems on his craft failed, Komarov was forced to do a manual re-entry. He successfully re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on his 19th orbit, but the module’s drogue and main braking parachute failed to deploy correctly and the module crashed into the ground, killing Komarov.
Ronald Reagan with Marilyn Monroe
Ronald Reagan shares a laugh with Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1959
American soldier wears a hand lettered “War Is Hell” slogan on his helmet, Vietnam, 1965
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
SS prison guards forced to load victims of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp into trucks for burial, 1945
Muslim members of the Waffen-SS
Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany, 1943
A sea of shells
The shells from an allied bombardment on German lines, 1916
A Jewish woman
A Jewish woman who is concealing her face sits on a park bench marked “Only for Jews”, 1938
NASA scientists pose with their board of calculations, 1961
Testing football helmets, 1912
Battle of Shanghai
Japanese Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai, 1937
Elephant-mounted machine gun, 1914
An American corporal aims a Colt M1895 atop a Sri Lankan elephant.
A female IRA fighter, 1970s
A woman IRA volunteer on active service in West Belfast with an AR18 assault rifle.
Boston fire escape
A mother and daughter falling from a Boston fire escape, 1975
Italian Cavalry School
Federico Caprilli demonstrates the skills of his horse in left photo, as part of the esteemed Italian Cavalry School, 1906
1960 World Series
Forbes Field Pittsburgh PA, 1960 World Series
Bangladesh War, 1971
A refugee carrying his cholera-stricken wife away from the fighting during the Bangladesh War, 1971
Pre-war Nazi party ceremony, 1934
1934 was the year when Hitler was confirmed as sole Führer.
Bombing in Iraq 1991
Highway of Death, the result of American forces bombing retreating Iraqi forces, 1991.
President Lincoln in his White House office, 1864.
John F. Kennedy campaigns in rural West Virginia
John F. Kennedy campaigns in rural West Virginia, precariously perched on a high-chair to deliver his speech, 1960
Stalin’s body double, 1940s
elix Dadaev, a former dancer and juggler was ordered to the Kremlin to work as Stalin’s body double.