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”

Faces From the Front: Incredible Before and After Photos Show World War I Soldiers’ Horrific Facial Injuries

These incredible before and after photographs show how British and French soldiers had to have their faces completely rebuilt having been maimed during World War One. The photos are part of a book, Faces from the Front, looking at the early development of plastic surgery. It highlights the work of young surgeon Harold Gillies, whoContinue reading “Faces From the Front: Incredible Before and After Photos Show World War I Soldiers’ Horrific Facial Injuries”

Historical Photos of John Mccain as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam

John McCain’s capture and subsequent imprisonment occurred on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg when he ejected from the aircraft, and nearly drowned after he parachuted into Trúc B?chContinue reading “Historical Photos of John Mccain as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam”

50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century

The British Army during the Victorian era served through a period of great technological and social change. Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, and died in 1901. Her long reign was marked by the steady expansion and consolidation of the British Empire, and industrialisation and the enactment of liberal reforms (by both Liberal andContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century”