Quality photos from history thread.
get in here /b/tards and share some beauties, you know you like it.
pic is radioactive vehicle graveyard near Chernobyl, 2000.
inhabitants of some vulcanic islands of Japan
tiananmen square protests, China 1989.
Fire fighters responding to Chernobyl the lines at the bottom were caused by the radiation
could they possibly still work ,did they leave them there because theyre radioactive or broken?
from what I understand it's because of the radiation.
pic is IBM datacentre, 1963.
Between massive amounts of radiation exposure, decades of neglect end exposure to the elements, and, and the cost of parts for extremely outdated equipment, it would be more practical from both a financial and safety standpoint to just buy new slavshit.
The worlds largest non political, religious leader funeral in the world
Amplifiers, Boiling Fiels USA, 1921.
The Statue of Liberty. Being build in France. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, who also made the Eiffel tower.
>and performed tactical reconnaissance missions with TARPS. A total of 4,124 sorties were flown by the 99 F-14s in theater. The greater part of the sorties were air-to-air missions
best answer I could find
early version of radar.
pic is first ever aerial photo.
General Motors Technical Center, 1956.
Vintage erotic photography
I have nothing to contribute unfortunately but I love these threads so bump
Sergeant George Camblair practising with a gas mask in a smokescreen. Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
French soldiers prepare for assault. 1stWW
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It's build on 2 train tracks, so it's mobile, yes.
It's a railway gun. It operates on a massive railway system, and it fires roughly 2 rounds an hour. 800mm calibre (the biggest field gun that saw service during WW2 was a 128mm gun on the Jagdtiger) and it's shells were larger than a T-34.
Who has some information about this photo?
The recording of this:
That's 'Mad' Jack Churchill man. Only man to have ever killed someone with a longsword & Longbow during WW2. He signed up to be a commando (What later became the SBS & SAS divisions) and jumped off the landing craft in Norway screaming 'COMMANDOS' and playing the pipes.
Oh, and he rounded up 53~ Germans by an artillery position with nothing but a longsword. By himself. In Normandy.
"An Officer who comes to war without his sword is improperly dressed"
> As the ramps fell on the first landing craft, Churchill leapt forward from his position playing "March of the Cameron Men on his bagpipes, before throwing a grenade and running into battle in the bay. For his actions at Dunkirk and Vågsøy, Churchill received the Military Cross and Bar.
Shit I dont get from WW1
I heard that when one side attacked, the other side would counterattack as soon as the enemy was repelled.
Why? Every attack against trenched troops was almost suïcide...
Person chooses to jump rather than burn on 9/11
because they just threw hundreds or thousands of men at your barbed wire, rifles, and machine guns. The idea was to hope that the enemy took enough loses that they wouldn;t have the defensive power to without an attack.
A Finnish road near the Russian border camouflaged with floating trees during WWII
Because people hadn't figured out what an industrialized war meant. Weapons became far more deadly, but tactics were still stuck in musket mode. Fucking shit loads of people had to die before someone was like "Oh shit nigger, these techniques don't work any more."
The scaffolding would have also been provided by Eiffel. He was a steel magnate (the core of the Statue of Liberty is steel), so I would imagine the scaffolding is heavy duty steel I beams. It was in the days before the aluminium tube scaffolding we have today, when wooden scaffolding would have likely been the alternative. My guess anyway.
One of my favourites.
The German War Flag is raised on the Acropolis of Athens, April 1941.
It was actually taken down, shorty after, by 2 greek students.
Oh right, I also have this one. But now I'm out of movie ones.
Presidential letter drafted in case of a moon landing tragedy
Criticising an alternate spelling of the then popular name Adolf with a sentence devoid of any punctuation whatsoever is not impressing anyone, dipshit. The soliders in that photo had a better command of the English language.
Fun fact: Hitler's own family was never quite sure how to spell their own family name. They used Hiedler, Hüttler and Huettler before your dear leader settled on Hitler.
decided I wanted more, so I'm going to post the ones I went searching for
This is completely wrong.
Viktor Bulla’s Pioneers in Defense Drill, Leningrad (1937)
Bulla’s photograph of hundreds of children wearing gas masks was not meant to be ghoulish, a commentary on war or lost innocence, but rather exemplified a reason for pride—the country was blessed with well-trained, well-equipped and obviously courageous young fighters.
some guy brought this to my photo lab to make copies. Claimed his dad was on mission in pacific about to launch another attack on japan, when they got gone dark code or some shit
It's not like the Soviet Gasmasks, Weapon, Truck, Uniforms/Clothing or FLAG COLOUR (not white) gave it away.
Also, what tan? Look at the people not wearing masks, just left and level with the truck cab.
You people need to start bumping if you want this thread to live.
Gandalf gonna have to slap a bitch
The thing I like about this picture is the thought process behind what is happening there.
"So we got this wall of dead...not very exciting, people going around and around completely sideways, if they slow down they die...people find it boring"
"why don't we put a lion in the passenger seat?"
I like to think that was the prequel to the Wacky Races.
Hard mode challenge: name every person in the picture.
Old times sure were crazier than today.
Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne during Operation Just Cause, 1989.
>8 Bruce Lee
>15 the mafia guy
>29 von der leyen
>39 Marilyn Monroe
>41 Prince Charles
>45 Der Führer
>75 Charlie Chaplin
>98 M. Jordan
61 Abe Lincoln
11 Genghis Khan
>osama bin laden right behind george bush looking for osama bin laden
Because nobody had ever seen or understood the ramifications of an industrialized war, and at the time, they were still throwing men in uniform lines at each other.
By the time people realized just how incredibly costly the war was, it was too far in to change.
82nd Airborne troops in the middle east prior to Gulf War ground assault.
the beginning of international terrorist attacks (olympic games, Munich)
You know, I find it strange when /pol/ types get pictures of Hitler doing ordinary things and are like "see! he was human after all!", not really understanding that those photos were pure propoganda
and they have the tenacity to call overs shills
i saw this photo in my History class back in high school, my teacher said that they used to have diferent watches for different time zones.
so if they see it is 5:30 in where they were stationed, it would be 3:30 or 3:00 back in the homeland.
they did this for multiple times for different places they were positioned
either that or he really likes watches