Rare Photographs You Will Never See In History Books

By | August 16, 2020

Look closer at these moments in history… no longer encased in black and white, every photo in this collection has been rendered in stunning color. They no longer feel like relics of the past, but rather vibrant moments that show the way things really were… and in some ways still are.

Some of these rarely seen photos will shock you, others will amaze, and others are not suitable for all eyes, but they all capture way more than expected.  So brace yourself...

⚠️ These jaw dropping colorized photos of the past have to be seen to be believed. The moments captured here just don’t look quite the same in black and white.  You will never look at history the same way again ⚠️

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It’s crazy to think that Queen Elizabeth was once but a girl. We’re so used to seeing her the way she is today… older and wiser, more austere. As a girl, Elizabeth was down for anything. As a teen she was a part of the Girl Guides - basically the Girl Scouts but with less cookie selling.

In order to help Elizabeth gain her merit badges the 1st Buckingham Palace Company was formed, made up of children of royal household members and any Buckingham Palace workers whose children wanted to take part in the Girl Guides.

The young Elizabeth learned how to cook over an open fire, pitch a tent, and even worked on her bandaging skills while taking care of her sister.

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This is absolutely terrifying. During World War II the Germans held everyone who wasn’t apart of their country in contempt. They absolutely hated the Russians, Hitler desperately wanted to take the entire country by storm, turning it into a moral crusade. That ended up being his downfall (or one of his downfalls).

Whenever the Germans took Russian POWs they forced them to work in slave labor camps, and they didn’t hold themselves to any kind of rules. Laborers were treated just as bad as the people they kept in concentration camps, so if they dropped they dropped.

This shot shows the chaos that came with the Germans attempting to get rid of laborers as the war came to an end. Thankfully they were saved from this fiery fate.