Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 269, click here.
1. 100,000 Iranian women march against the hijab law, Tehran 1979.
2. “Kombat” Heroic image of a Soviet political commissar of the 220th Infantry Regiment calling soldiers to an assault, Eastern Front, in Soviet Ukraine, 12 July 1942.
It has been said that the subject of this photo died minutes after it was taken.
3. Georges Blind, a member of the French resistance, smiling at a German firing squad, 1944.
This was a mock execution attempting to get the resistance fighter to talk. It didn’t work. Georges did not divulge any information. Blind died in a concentration camp later the same year.
4. A red cross nurse writing down the last words of a mortally wounded soldier, 1917.
5. Navajo riders in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, 1904.
The photo was taken by Edward Curtis.