Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 340, click here.
1. British soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945.
2. A boy and his owl, 1933.
3. 59 years ago, Soviet space mission Vostok 6 was launched with Valentina Tereshkova onboard, who became the 1st woman in space! This is her during the fifth Earth orbit on 16 June 1963.
4. Sikh soldier of the Indian Red Eagle division showing a captured German flag after taking over Monte Cassino, Italy in May 1944.
5. Revolutionary leader Che Guevara attending a United Nations Trade Conference in Geneva, 28 August 1965.
6. Marine Lance Corporal Ernest Delgado at Khe Sahn, Vietnam, 1968.
Note his blood type and Tour of Duty countdown calendar on his cover, with “California” across the front. The photo was taken by David Duncan Douglas.