Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 142, click here.
1. Indian soldiers in Mesopotamia, 1918, during WWI.
As other soldiers run for the cover of slit trenches, an Indian Lewis gun team engage an enemy aircraft.
2. The last living thylacine in captivity yawns at the Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, 1933.
3. The lottery used by the Selective Service to determine who would be drafted for Vietnam, United States, 1969.
4. Lance-Corporal W.J. Curtis of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) 3rd Division.
Lance-Corporal W.J. Curtis bandages the burnt leg of a French boy whose brother looks on, Boissons, Normandy in France, June 19, 1944.
5. “Nuclear Tourism” looking at bomb test crater near Las Vegas, the 1950s.
6. Paris air show, 1909.
7. German soldiers salute their officers at a Parisian cafe on Bastille Day, July 1940.
8. German immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY circa 1900.
9. Model of the Moon at Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, ca. 1894.
10. This photo depicts an “Enigma” machine used in the communications room of a German troop train.
The Enigma machine is on the left, the 1940s.