The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide

In the seven decades since the Holocaust, thunderstruck scholars and laypeople alike have consistently asked themselves how it could have happened. What far too few realize, however, is that just two and half decades before, something like it already had. The Lead Up To The Armenian Genocide Between 1915 and 1923, the Ottoman and TurkishContinue reading “The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide”

56 Amazing Vintage Colorized Photos of the American Civil War

The Civil War is the central event in America’s historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation ofContinue reading “56 Amazing Vintage Colorized Photos of the American Civil War”

41 Amazing Vintage Photos of Child Soldiers from the American Civil War

Between 250,000 and 420,000 males under 18 were involved in the American Civil War, for the Union and the Confederacy combined. It is estimated that 100,000 Union soldiers were 15 years or younger. Given the large number of boys and young men in the American Civil War, compared to the number of older men, oneContinue reading “41 Amazing Vintage Photos of Child Soldiers from the American Civil War”

22 Amazing Photos of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan in 1989

The final and complete withdrawal of Soviet combatant forces from Afghanistan began on 15 May 1988 and ended on 15 February 1989 under the leadership of Colonel-General Boris Gromov. Planning for the withdrawal of the Soviet Union (USSR) from the Afghanistan War began soon after Mikhail Gorbachev became the General Secretary of the Central CommitteeContinue reading “22 Amazing Photos of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan in 1989”

40 Vintage Photographs of U.S. Soldiers in Vietnam

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by theContinue reading “40 Vintage Photographs of U.S. Soldiers in Vietnam”

70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War

In the spring of 1965, within weeks of 3,500 American Marines arriving in Vietnam, a 39-year-old Briton named Larry Burrows began work on a feature for LIFE magazine, chronicling the day-to-day experience of U.S. troops on the ground—and in the air—in the midst of the rapidly widening war. In the heat of battle, in theContinue reading “70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War”

25 Vintage Photos of the Crimean War, 1853-1856

The Crimean War (October 1853 – February 1856) was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. MostContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos of the Crimean War, 1853-1856”

28 Vintage Photographs of Female Viet Cong Soldiers in the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War still remains controversial and people on both sides suffered immense losses and clearly at least some of these pics are staged, but regardless of your feeling on the issue, these pictures provide a historical reminder of the strength of the women who fought alongside their male counterparts but are often not acknowledgedContinue reading “28 Vintage Photographs of Female Viet Cong Soldiers in the Vietnam War”