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.