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Old 20 May 2014, 11:16
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Rare Historical Images

Here's a really interesting collection of 79 photos:

http://imgur.com/a/BQvIr?gallery
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Old 20 May 2014, 12:08
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Great find! Those photos really makes one think - and some are haunting. Thank you for posting.
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Old 20 May 2014, 12:16
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The one with the rifleman executing the man hugging his little girl gets to me every time I see it.
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Old 20 May 2014, 13:07
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The defiance on the face of the young communist about to be executed really got me.
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Old 20 May 2014, 13:50
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The defiance on the face of the young communist about to be executed really got me.
Some people go out strong.

In 1942, as Yugoslav Partisan Stjepan Filipović was about to be hanged, he raised his arms in defiance and yelled, "Death to fascism, freedom to the people!"

This iconic photo of him at his execution was made into a statue in Yugoslavia.

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Old 20 May 2014, 13:51
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An amazing collection of the truly dark times and actions of our history... and some a lot less darker. Thanks for posting!

The photograph of the 2800 year-old skeletons who died kissing, makes you wonder what the story was about - who they were, why they were buried, eons ago...

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I'm also thinking the early WW1 era U-boats weren't designed with user-friendliness in-mind, either...

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Old 20 May 2014, 14:22
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Old 20 May 2014, 14:51
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Thanks for sharing Shadow! If anyone can name the 9 Kings in that photo I will be forever impressed! And I'll donate an additional $25 to SOCNET.
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Old 20 May 2014, 15:01
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Could it be....The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King-Emperor George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Here ya' go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_of_Edward_VII

The nine European Monarchs who attended the funeral, photographed at Windsor Castle on 20 May 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark

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Old 20 May 2014, 15:06
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Thanks for sharing Shadow! If anyone can name the 9 Kings in that photo I will be forever impressed! And I'll donate an additional $25 to SOCNET.
Here you go: 9kings
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Old 20 May 2014, 15:36
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This is King George VI funeral in 1952.
My grandfather is the Grenadier Guard last in line (5th) at the back of the coffin.
Both he and my father served in the Royal Army.



I also have a picture of my great granddad in a trench during WWI....I'll get it from my mother and scan it to share.

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Old 20 May 2014, 16:01
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The communists' defiant statement is admirable, but quite ironic.
Edit: The repeal day picture cracks me up. You know damn well those taps never closed.

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Old 20 May 2014, 16:11
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Powerful images, Shadow. Thank you for sharing.

Looking through these photographs made me think that some people look down at other countries because of their being in a seemingly constant state of war... yet they forget that the whole Europe was on fire for a significant part of the last century. What a scary times to live in!
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Old 20 May 2014, 17:03
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very moving imagery~
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The underwater explosian looks awesome.

My interenet is to slow here, it took my 3 min just to get down that far...
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Here ya' go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_of_Edward_VII

The nine European Monarchs who attended the funeral, photographed at Windsor Castle on 20 May 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark

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I love this pic! Thanks for the ID. Will make donation when I get home.
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Old 21 May 2014, 02:55
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The underwater explosian looks awesome.

My interenet is to slow here, it took my 3 min just to get down that far...

The Baker shot was the fifth nuclear detonation that the US conducted, preceeded by Trinity, Hiroshima, Nagasake, and the Able Shot, which was also in Bikini.

The more famous picture of the Baker shot is the one in the OP's link, showing the very wide mushroom cloud with the distinctive water column. Less widely seen is a shot from only a few seconds later, after the Wilson Cloud of instantaneously condensed water vapor has disappated, revealing the actual mushroom cloud of irradiated water, which BTW caused the Navy untold grief with unexpected decontamination efforts, exposing lots of sailors to pretty high rad counts... we were still pretty innocent back then of the effects.

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A good one for those who think the Haka to be unsportsmanlike :)



friggin cool

Thanks for sharing this!
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