Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 195, click here.
1. US helicopter stranded in Grenada, 1983.
Photo by Alex Webb.
2. U.S. Army technician Alvin Harley of the 9th Armored Division receives a kiss from a liberated little French girl on Saint Valentine’s Day, Abancourt, Oise, Picardy, France, 14 February 1945.
3. Children play with snowballs in front of Buckingham Palace, London, 4 January 1955.
4. Nixon meeting with protesters at the Lincoln Memorial after announcing the bombing of Cambodia, early morning, 9 May 1970.
White House records show he didn’t sleep that night.
5. Japanese execution of a western Soldier “Now I feel nothing but the true compassion of Japanese Bushido,” 1943.
Photo: Japanese soldier an instant before he strikes off Leonard Siffleet’s head.
6. This is widely believed to be the last ever photo taken of a Barbary Lion (a species now extinct).
The picture was taken from onboard a Casablanca-Dacar flight in 1925. Barbary Lions were among the largest lions ever and were famously used for entertainment/fights in Gladiator Arenas.
7. The George Bennie “Railplane System of Transport” experimental railway, Scotland, 1929.
8. “Sergeant Stubby” was Americas most decorated dog, 1918.
His ability to hear the whine of artillery shells before they landed and smell gas was extremely useful and he located many wounded soldiers in no man’s land. He met three presidents.
9. Chief United States Game Warden George A. Lawyer, with an illegal 10’9″ shotgun weighing 250 pounds.
A punt gun would shoot close to 1 pound shot, killing 3-4 dozens of fowl/duck targets instantly. This led to depletion in bird stock in many lakes, and the gun was banned in 1920.
10. Edén Pastora, aka Commander Zero.
Edén Pastora, aka Commander Zero., rides a bus with fellow Sandinista guerrillas on their way to the plane that would take them out of the country, after assaulting the National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua, and taking the entire Congress hostage, 24 August 1978.