Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 257, click here.
1. Soviet peasants listen to the radio for the first time, 1928.
2. An aerial photo from 1967 shows plumes of industrial waste flowing in the Cuyahoga River and emptying into Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio.
3. Jules Gabriel Verne the French novelist, poet, and playwright, circa 1884.
4. A Vietnamese girl watering her flowers near a wreck of an American bomber that had been shot down by a Vietnamese surface to air missile the night before and had fallen into a pond, the Christmas bombing, Hanoi, 1972.
5. Famous Czar and Kaiser cousins, with puzzling French caption, 1905.
6. USS Liberty Commander W.L. McGonagle sitting in his damaged cabin, after the “technical research ship” (spy ship) had been attacked by Israeli forces during the Six-Day War, June 1967.
He remained at the bridge despite his injuries, for which he was secretly issued a Medal of Honor.
Translation: The hypocrite William smiling at his housin the Czar a few weeks before the war.