50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 10

The 1940s (pronounced “nineteen-forties” and commonly abbreviated as “the 40s”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1940, and ended on December 31, 1949. Most of World War II took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. TheContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 10”

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”

‘Slapsie Maxie’: The USO Show for the Korean War in 1954

Founded in 1941 by Mary Ingraham in response to a request from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. During World War II, the USOContinue reading “‘Slapsie Maxie’: The USO Show for the Korean War in 1954”

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”

38 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris Under Nazi Occupation

Paris started mobilizing for war in September 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, but the war seemed far away until May 10, 1940, when the Germans attacked France and quickly defeated the French army. The French government departed Paris on June 10, and the Germans occupied the city on June 14. During the Occupation, theContinue reading “38 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris Under Nazi Occupation”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 8

15 Rare Color Photographs of London During World War II

These color photos of London, spanning from the dark days of the Blitz to the triumphant celebrations of VE Day, were taken in Dufaycolor, a little-known photography process. They give another perspective on the period between 1943 and 1945 when Nazi Germany carried out a sustained aerial bombing campaign against Britain. Introduced as cinematic filmContinue reading “15 Rare Color Photographs of London During World War II”

30 Amazing Photos of Female Combatants in the Spanish Civil War

During the first few days of the Spanish Civil War, women played an integral role in the spontaneous uprising that prevented the immediate success of the Nationalist coup. Around one thousand of these women went on to join the militias who fought at the front. Women also played an important role in the defense ofContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of Female Combatants in the Spanish Civil War”

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”