40 Rare Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

Crowded ship bringing American troops back to New York harbor after V-Day, 1945
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Stalin in an off-record photo captured by his bodyguard Vlasik
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Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage, 1862
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September 1933 – Adolf Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways. This ceremony kicked off construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine – Darmstadt/Mannheim highway.
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The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902
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The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
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Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912
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Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie “Schindler’s List”, on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland . 1943-44.
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Sydney Opera House under construction 1966
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June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.
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Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864
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A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
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Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
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Survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathiain 1912
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Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
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A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944
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Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland ‘s opening day in 1955.
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Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.
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Anastasia shares a smoke with her father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in 1916.
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Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s.
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What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.
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Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.
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‘Powder Monkey’ on the USS New Hampshire (1864)
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(COLORIZED) Lt. Custer and Union Troops (1862)
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Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)
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Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender of Japan (1945)
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German flying ace, ‘The Red Baron’ and his dog (1916)
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Hiroshima – Before and After (1945)
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Hungarian Revolution of 1956
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JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missle Crisis (1962)
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Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in Giza (1961)
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Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)
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Samurai (ca. 1860-1880)
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San Fransisco (1958)
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Soviet soldiers take a break to watch an acrobatic show on the march towards Berlin (1945)
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The dog of General George S. Patton on the day of his death (1945)
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The main gate to Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp built in 1944 called “the Gate of Death”
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The SAS storming the Iranian Embassy to free hostages taken by terrorists. London. 1980
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Triumphant dog sitting atop a gun surrounded by gunners, France, during World War 1
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Tsar Nicholas and friend (1899)
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