Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 172, click here.
1. The tug Hero towing the sailing ship Pamir, 14 April 1947.
2. School sermon for nomadic pupils, old church of Gällivare, Sweden, 1958.
3. People climb and crawl over the destroyed bridge across the Taedong River as they flee south to escape incoming Chinese troops, Pyongyang, North Korea, 4 December 1950.
Photo by Mark Desfor.
4. USS Tennessee (BB-43), sailing, 12 May 1943.
5. American soldiers admiring Manet’s “In the Conservatory” that the Nazis hid, along with thousands of other works of art, in the salt mines of Merker, Germany, 1945.
6. Inventor George Hutton working on his mechanical elephant “Jumbo” in 1938.
7. Replica Red Baron.
Photo of Wayne Anderson’s replica Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker triplane in Australia for a trans-Australia air race, parked among camouflaged Royal Australian Air Force Mirage IIID and IIIO(A) strike fighters at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, October 1976.
8. Navy chaplain Luis Padilla holds a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela in 1962.
9. 15 year old Viet Cong prisoner smokes a cigarette given him by 1st Infantry Division, 12 Aug. 1967.
10. Survivors of the Italian destroyer Espero onboard HMAS Sydney, 28 June 1940.