The new China first aluminum smelter Factory

After the liberation of Shenyang by the end of 1948, Wang Shoudao, Chen Yu, Lv Dong and other comrades led the formation of the Ministry of industry in the northeast. Northeast Ministry of industry after the establishment of the first task, is to receive the factory, to resume production. The western city of Fushun had a factory, named Manchuria light [...]

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Executions of Kiev Jews by German army mobile killing units

Executions of Kiev Jews by German army mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen) near Ivanograd, Ukraine. The executioner appears to be standing over the body of an already [...]

Soldiers raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin

The photograph is full of symbolism and represents a historic moment. Erected in 1894, the Reichstag’s architecture was magnificent for its time. The building [...]

Soviet soldier in the liberated village

He and his companions just arrived and liberated her village. She is greeting the Soviet Army. Battle of Moscow, Soviet counteroffensive, December 1941. Title: “In the [...]

Einstein’s desk photographed a day after his death

Photo taken mere hours after Einstein died, April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey. Albert Einstein, whose theories exploded and reshaped our ideas of how the universe [...]

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip

In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the [...]

Lucky British soldier shows off his damaged helmet

A British soldier with a bandaged head smiles as he shows the cameraman his helmet and the large hole blown straight through it, 1917. His smile says it all. Back then the [...]

Underwater detonation of 15 kiloton nuclear weapon

This detonation in 1946 (known as the Baker Test) is part of Operation Crossroads in Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. The same device design that was used to bomb Nagasaki. [...]

The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was “discovered” in 1912 by Hiram Bingham, actually he didn’t discover anything, Machu Picchu was known by locals throughout history, so it wasn’t a [...]

The remains of the astronaut Vladimir Komarov, a man who fell from space, 1967

Mankind’s road to the stars had its unsung heroes. One of them was the Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov. His spaceflight on Soyuz 1 made him the first Soviet cosmonaut [...]

Grass sculpture

Also known as the ricepaperplant pith, Araliaceae sub trees, stem pith white color, with velvet texture. The plant trees cut into thin slices, thin and translucent, can be [...]