Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 324, click here.
1. The Undertaker looks down at medical staff checking on Mankind after he fell, unscripted, through the top of Hell in a Cell into the ring 16ft below, 28 June 1998.
2. The 101st Airborne Division’s “Filthy Thirteen” volunteer pathfinders preparing to parachute into France just after midnight on 6 June 1944.
They were among the first allied troops to set foot on French soil on D-Day; their mission was to mark drop zones for the airborne assault.
3. A British soldier gives a V-for-Victory sign to German prisoners captured at El Alamein, 26 October 1942.
4. Tsar Nicholas II kissing his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, ca. 1890s.
5. A man and his cat.
The photo was taken in Skibotn, Norway by Ismo Hölttö in 1967.
6. North Vietnamese pull U.S airman John McCain out of a lake in 1967.
He had ejected from his plane after it had been shot down, and he broke his right leg and both arms while briefly being knocked unconscious from the force. He was held captive by the Viet Cong for over 5 years.