Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 277, click here.
1.Fidel Castro visiting the Great Wall of China, 1995.
2. Oldest Austrian soldier of WWI, a 79-year-old Gaspar Wallnöfer, veteran of Habsburg campaigns in Italy in 1848 and 1866, September 1917.
3. Anne Frank’s father; Otto Frank served as a lieutenant during WWI. By his merits he earned two iron crosses from both clases, circa 1914.
4. A German soldier from the “Homecoming of the ten thousand” unites with his Mother, 1955.
5. Nurse Eunice Rivers taking a blood sample from an unwitting participant of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, circa 1953.
6. British Soldiers (interrupted during drag show rehearsals by a German raid) manning a BL 6-inch Mk VII naval gun at Shornemead Fort, England, 1940.
7. Daughter of farmers near La Forge project, Missouri, 1938.
The picture was taken by Russell Lee.
8. SAS long range desert group, North Africa, 18 January 1943.
9. Moody Jacobs shows a giant bruise on the side and hip of his patient, Ann Hodges, after she was struck by a meteorite.
She is the only confirmed person in history to have been hit by a meteorite, 1954.