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25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 72

Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 71, click here.

1. 16 year-old Princess Elizabeth being introduced to officers of her regiment in 1942.

princess elizabeth being introduced to officers

2. On this day in 1923, English archaeologist Howard Carter entered the sealed burial chamber of King Tutankhamen.

english howard carter entered the sealed burial chamber

Here Howard Carter is examining the sarcophagus.

3. President John F. Kennedy with Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

preseident john kennedy meets with former president dwight

President John F. Kennedy meets with Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David, April 22, 1961, three days after the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

4. JFK Jr. playing at the controls of the White House helicopter, 1963.

JKF Jr playing at the controls

5. Tommy Lee Jones when he was an offensive guard for Harvard University varsity football.

tommy lee jones

6. An English girl hugs her doll on the rubble of her house that was bombed by the Germans,1940.

an english girl hugs her doll

7. Photo of James Zwerg, a college student from Wisconsin.

james zwerg

Photo of James Zwerg, after he was beaten by a mob of segregationists in Alabama for being a Freedom Rider, 1961.

8. British paratroopers

british paratroopers

British paratroopers retrieve folding motorcycles or ‘Welbikes’ from equipment containers, Bulford, South West England, 9 June 1943.

9. U.S. Navy diver David Ahearn attaching an inert satchel charge to a training mine.

us navy diver

U.S. Navy diver David Ahearn attaches an inert satchel charge to a training mine, during training exercises in waters off Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Feb 15, 1997.

10. A French citizen cries as he sees the Nazis taking Paris, 1940.

french citizen cries

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  • #10 When I first saw this photo some fifty years ago it was called “The Crying Man of Marseille.” The emotion was prompted by the Nazis occupation of Vichy France in response to Allied gains in North Africa during 1942.


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