Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 212, click here.
1. “The Last Hussar” August von Mackensen, German field marshal in WWI, in Leib-Husaren-Regiment uniform, circa 1914.
2. New Jersey, 1983.
3. American President Dwight D. Eisenhower embraces Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco at the end of his official visit to the country, which would mark the normalization of the US-Spain relations, Madrid, 22 December 1959.
4. Tom Barry was the leader of the IRA 3rd West Cork Flying Column, photographed below around 1922.
Barry’s Flying Column ambushed British forces on the 28th of November 1920 killing 18 Auxiliaries in Kilmichael, Cork, Ireland.
5. Morris and Salom Electrobats in front of the Old Metropolitan Opera House on Manhattan’s 39th Street, 1898.
The Electrobats are electric battery-powered cars that served as early taxis in NYC.
6. Launching of the USS Nautilus, Groton, Connecticut, USA, 21 January 1952.
7. Captain of the Serbian army.
A veteran of 7 wars, again on the front with his 3 sons, WWI, 1915.
8. Interior photo of the Hagia Sophia, 1883-1885.
9. Annual midnight swearing-in of Nazi SS troops, Feldherrnhalle, Munich, 1938.
10. Civilian anti-communist fighter chases down secret police agents during the Romanian Revolution, December 1989.