52 Amazing Color Photographs of Everyday Life in Ukraine in 1942

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east. Ukraine also shares borders with Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the south; and has a coastline along the SeaContinue reading “52 Amazing Color Photographs of Everyday Life in Ukraine in 1942”

52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and laterContinue reading “52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944”

Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2

World War I, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war that began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. It involved much of Europe, as well as Russia, the United States and Turkey, and was also fought inContinue reading “Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2”

86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1

Charles Lansiaux (1855–1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily lifeContinue reading “86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1”

20 Rare Color Photographs of the Continuation War from the Early 1940s

The Continuation War, also known as Second Soviet-Finnish war, was a conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, against the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1941 to 1944, as a part of World War II. In Soviet historiography, the war was called the Finnish Front of the Great Patriotic War. Germany regarded its operations in theContinue reading “20 Rare Color Photographs of the Continuation War from the Early 1940s”

KAMIKAZE

“There was a hypnotic fascination to the sight so alien to our Western philosophy. We watched each plunging kamikaze with the detached horror of one witnessing a terrible spectacle rather than as the intended victim. We forgot self for the moment as we groped hopelessly for the thought of that other man up there.” ViceContinue reading “KAMIKAZE”

Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël; Dutch: Kerstbestand) was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of the First World War around Christmas 1914. The truce occurred five months after hostilities had begun. Lulls occurred in the fighting as armies ran out of men and munitions and commanders reconsideredContinue reading “Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front”

28 Vintage Photographs of Troops Celebrating the Holidays During World War II

Christmas is a time when normal routine is suspended for many people – and so it was in the depths of World War II. For civilians and military alike during the 1939-45 period, normality was a loose concept, but these vintage photos show how they attempted to put on a brave face and observe someContinue reading “28 Vintage Photographs of Troops Celebrating the Holidays During World War II”