60 Vintage Photos of the Anglo-Egyptian Army in Sudan During the Battle of Omdurman on 2 September 1898

The Battle of Omdurman was fought during the Anglo-Egyptian conquest of Sudan between a British–Egyptian expeditionary force commanded by British Commander-in-Chief (sirdar) major general Horatio Herbert Kitchener and a Sudanese army of the Mahdist Islamic State, led by Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. The battle took place on 2 SeptemberContinue reading “60 Vintage Photos of the Anglo-Egyptian Army in Sudan During the Battle of Omdurman on 2 September 1898”

Vietnam Slide Project: Unseen Photographs Taken by Veterans Show Another Side of the Vietnam War You Don’t Usually See

The Vietnam Slide Project was created by Kendra Rennick, a photo editor in New York who began collecting photo slides after a close friend lost her father, a Vietnam veteran. Her friend found a box of slides that her father had taken while in Vietnam, and from there Rennick has continued to collect photographs thatContinue reading “Vietnam Slide Project: Unseen Photographs Taken by Veterans Show Another Side of the Vietnam War You Don’t Usually See”

29 Vintage Photos of London Wartime Nightlife Under Blackout Conditions, 1944

London under blackout conditions. On 17 September 1944, the blackout was replaced by a partial “dim-out”. The blackout began two days before the war began. Under blackout rules, everyone had to cover up their windows at night with black material. This was to make it difficult for German bombers to find their target in theContinue reading “29 Vintage Photos of London Wartime Nightlife Under Blackout Conditions, 1944”

24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. Members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft, and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combatContinue reading “24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s”

22 Incredible Photos of Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, life for soldiers changed an extreme amount. Not only did their lives change, but they became a significant amount more difficult. American soldiers were often young men who felt that they were serving their country and had never served in a war before. Because of this, they had no idea whatContinue reading “22 Incredible Photos of Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Vietnam War”

39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1

From August 1914 to early 1917, the French Army shouldered much of the the fighting on the Western Front – and with astonishing endurance. In one two-week period – August 16-31, 1914 – they suffered 210,993 casualties. By comparison, British casualties numbered 164,709 in the opening month – July 1916 – of the Somme offensive.Continue reading “39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1”

The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865; also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union,[e] or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of the warContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

Lost Bird, Survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890

On 29 December 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of America’s most shameful events would take place. In what would become known as the Wounded Knee Massacre the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment would kill nearly 300 men, women, and children of the Lakota nationContinue reading “Lost Bird, Survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890”

James Doohan: The Star Trek Actor Who During World War 2 Survived Being Shot Six Times During D-Day

James “Jimmy” Doohan was best known for his portrayal of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the 1960s television series Star Trek. His portrayal of the iconic chief engineer of the starship “Enterprise” would inspire many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. Yet he was so much more than an actor. He wasContinue reading “James Doohan: The Star Trek Actor Who During World War 2 Survived Being Shot Six Times During D-Day”