Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 280, click here.
1. Winston Churchill with a Tommy Gun during an inspection near Hartlepool, 1940.
2. A German civilian looks at a large poster portrait of Stalin at the center of Berlin, 3 June 1945.
3. This photo was taken in 1842 by French Diplomat Jean Baptiste Louis Gros in the capital Bogotá, showing the Calle del Observatorio.
4. A police officer wearing a face mask during the London smog in 1952.
5. Members of the Ikeda Mission in front of the Sphinx, 1864 during the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe, 1863.
6. American troops march through the streets of a British port town on their way to the docks where they will be loaded into landing craft for the D-Day assault in June of 1944.
7. March Madness: Michigan State’s Magic Johnson squares off against Indiana State’s Larry Bird in the 1979 NCAA Title Game.
8. In 1941, the photo on the left was taken of Soviet soldier Eugen Stepanovich Kobytev on the day he left to go to war. The photo on the right was taken in 1945 after the end of the war, just 4 years apart.
9. Douglas A-20J Havoc bomber being serviced at Langley Airfield in 1942.
10. Orson Welles explaining to journalists that he had not intended to cause panic with his ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast, 1938.