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30 Amazing Historical Photographs [Pic]

Hits: 11741 | Rating: (3.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5619 Posts
Sunday, August 25, 2013 8:02:43 PM
Panth753: She had to *what* a picture of Hitler??

Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1759 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:02:36 PM
I remember the dinosaurs at the world's Fair. That's how old I am. Damn

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 8:00:34 PM
@5Cats

Awesome! I love learning things like that. Clever.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21845 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:28:57 PM
@HalfPintRoo: That is cool! Your Dad I mean.

"War Tubas" were for listening for the sounds of aircraft engines. They funnel the quietest sounds along the tubes into the listener's ear(s) which amplifies the sound.

When it's really quiet? Especially at night? You can hear the drone of the engines from a long ways off! Then triangulate the sound to pinpoint their exact movement. Worked pretty well in the Pacific Ocean! Not as well as RADAR of course...

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 8218 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:36:39 PM
Love these historical insights
and yes @bacon_pie - that is one of mine too
how they just sit there eating their lunch god knows how many feet of terra firma is just WTF to me

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:53:38 AM
The Statue of Liberty photo is one of my all time favorites.

I think this is my favorite photo ever.


Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2309 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:09:38 AM
Love the restored simple joy of the children stampeding into the sweets shop...

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3018 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:46:18 AM

A great collection of photos. Windows into the past.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8648 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:30:42 AM
@Rizzo71, I had a neighbor who grew up in Germany about the same time. She said she had to suilt to a picture of Hitler every morning as the teacher came in. Scary, but fascinating, at least for me it is.

Viking864
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1059 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:28:05 AM
Great list.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8648 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:26:41 AM
You know, this is the first picture I have ever seen of Anastasia. I never seen her before. I mean, I saw the animated movie, but that doesn't really count since it's a cartoon.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:22:49 AM
My dad said that he took a field trip to Claverack and saw the dinosaurs before they were at the worlds fair. I thought that was cool :)

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4145 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:14:37 AM
Awesome. Brings history to life in a way that reams of text cannot do.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:13:10 AM
Wait... how did War Tubas work?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16136 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:59:25 AM
"They were pretty good at brainwashing, back then."

They still are, look at how many people have voted for Obama twice.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16136 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:58:18 AM
War Tubas?

How the hell did I miss out on that tidbit of history trivia?

Learn something new everyday.

Rizzo71
Male, 40-49, Europe
 345 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:10:21 AM
Hitler didn't plan the Autobahn! The highways were planned before Hitler. He just took over the popular project and now we all know why. To let his tanks roll in all directions.

My late Gran was educated under the nazi regime and she was convinced to her last breath that Hitler was a good man who just had the wrong 'friends'. They were pretty good at brainwashing, back then.

Dead-Kittens
Male, 30-39, Canada
 981 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 10:12:30 PM
Nice photos... and usually not one to nitpick, but OJ? really lol?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 9:53:40 PM

Why is it the photo of Czar Nich & Anastasia made me the saddest

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1279 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 9:07:09 PM
5Cats thank you. A girl has to have some secrets, right?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21845 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 9:00:14 PM



OK! They're also called "War Tubas" = lolz!

Lots of nations had them.

Acoustic Locators (wiki)

HO-HO! I found your source @kitteh9! I won't spoil it for you.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21845 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:53:47 PM
Nice group @kitten9! You get them from Library of Congress @ Flickr?

Japanese "War Tubas" are actually "Listening Trumpets" and were used during WW2 quite effectively!

The Bombing Of Wielun 1939 Was not a "terrorist bombing" but could be considered a "terror bombing".
Many such bombings happened in the Spanish Civil War, eh? As well as other, pre WW2 conflicts...

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5974 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:51:24 PM
Great job, Kitteh. You almost got me with those "Japanese War Tubas," but then I remembered your mad PhotoShop skills and minxlike sense of humor. =^.*=

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4457 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:37:41 PM
Goeth on his balcony and the Korean war soldier comforting his comrade are, to me, the two most powerful photos in an excellent group of historical moments. Nice post, kitteh.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 2833 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:14:47 PM
thought provoking. thanks.

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