As the Allies Approached Berlin, Citizens Did Their Best to Take Care of Berlin Zoo’s Animals

Opened on 1 August 1844, the Zoologischer Garten Berlin was the first zoo in Germany. The aquarium opened in 1913. The first animals were donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, from the menagerie and pheasantry of the Tiergarten. The nearby U-Bahn station was opened the same year. During World War II, the zooContinue reading “As the Allies Approached Berlin, Citizens Did Their Best to Take Care of Berlin Zoo’s Animals”

30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

As seen from these POW images, not all of war’s worst victims die on the battlefield. When Everett Alvarez Jr. signed up for the U.S. Air Force in 1960, he didn’t imagine that he would become the first and nearly longest-held American prisoner of war in Vietnam; he just wanted to fly. Alvarez, the sonContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History”

61 Amazing Photos That Show Private Moments of ‘Soldiers at Rest’ During World War II

War brings pain, sacrifice. It is really cruel, especially for the soldiers directly involved in combat. Private moments for soldiers are really something rare and worthwhile. A collection of emotional pictures from MacArthur Museum that shows rare private moments of soldiers resting during the World War II.

30 Breathtakingly Colorized Photos Show the Horror of the War in the Pacific During World War II

Stunning photos of the US Army during the War in the Pacific have been brought to life through vivid colorization. The breathtaking images capture the perils of war, from men being stretchered away to hospital to soldiers fighting at Okinawa. From December 1941 to September 1945, war raged on across Asia and the Pacific. TheContinue reading “30 Breathtakingly Colorized Photos Show the Horror of the War in the Pacific During World War II”

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”

46 Amazing Portrait Photos of British Soldiers during the Great War

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines – as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Here, one enterprising photographer took the opportunity ofContinue reading “46 Amazing Portrait Photos of British Soldiers during the Great War”

The Story Behind Toni Frissell’s Iconic Image of an Abandoned Boy Clutching a Stuffed Animal in the Rubble of 1945 London

“Here are faces that I have found memorable. If they are not all as happy as kings, it is because in this imperfect world and these hazardous times, the camera’s eye, like the eye of a child, often sees true,” wrote Toni Frissell. Those two eyes met in the below photo, one of the mostContinue reading “The Story Behind Toni Frissell’s Iconic Image of an Abandoned Boy Clutching a Stuffed Animal in the Rubble of 1945 London”

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”