Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 200, click here.
1. Australian soldiers wearing respirator gas masks, Ypres, 27 September 1917.
2. A young Chinese woman from one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by a British Royal Air Force officer in Rangoon after being liberated in August 1945.
3. Banana Docks, New York City, around 1900.
4. The firebox of an engine being built in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1943.
5. Finnish Bristol Blenheim getting ready for takeoff, March 1944.
6. Afternoon on Rue Gay-Lussac, Paris, 11 May 1968, during the May 1968 events.
7. Italian soldiers captured by the Wehrmacht during Operation Achse are marched through Bolzano/Bozen on their way to internment in Germany, September 1943.
8. English tunneller Graham Fagg meeting Frenchman Phillippe Cozette at the meeting of the two ends of the Channel-Tunnel boring, 1 Dec. 1990.
9. The first ship to pass through the Panama Canal, the US steamer SS Ancon, in the process of leaving the West Chamber of the Upper Gatun Locks of that Canal, 15 August 1914.
10. The landing at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.