25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

History for most of us is about facts and figures. But sometimes, looking at a successful historical picture, you begin to perceive the story as it was seen by the participants of the events themselves-alive and full of human dramas.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Shooting of a captured Soviet intelligence officer by a Finnish soldier, 1942

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The German communist did not bow his head before the firing squad. Munich, 1919

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

German prisoners of war watch a documentary about the concentration camps, 1945.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The main entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, built in 1944.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The world's largest commercial shotgun for duck hunting, which took 400 grams of gunpowder for each shot.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen, the famous ace of the First World War, with his dog.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The last picture of the Titanic, 1912

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Mark Twain in the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Circus performers perform at the front in front of Soviet soldiers, 1945

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The uprising in Hungary in 1956 The rebels are burning Marxist-Leninist literature.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Bombing of the Japanese city of Kobe, 1945

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Lieutenant Custer arranges a bachelor party for friends from the Southern Army, 1862.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Testing of a bulletproof vest, 1923

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Stalin jokingly makes a "goat" to his guard Nikolai Vlasik, 1952. In a few weeks, Vlasik will be arrested and sent to a camp.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The wedding of Joseph Goebbels. For the groom – Hitler in the role of a witness.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

British Special Forces in North Africa, 1943

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc commits self-immolation in Saigon in protest against the persecution of Buddhists in socialist Vietnam, 1963.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Nicholas II fooling around on camera, 1899

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Japanese student, ultranationalist activist Otoya Yamaguchi kills the leader of the Socialist Party of Japan Inejiro Asanuwa on live TV, during a speech in the Japanese parliament.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

Hockey goaltender Terry Savchuk, 1966. Savchuk began his career even before the mass appearance of goalie masks.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The day of Sweden's transition from left-hand traffic to right-hand traffic, 1967

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The future Queen Elizabeth II turned 18 years old, 1944.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

The iceberg that sank the Titanic.

25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the past

South Korean First Lady Yook Yong-soo falls, shot by a North Korean supporter who attempted to assassinate her husband, South Korean President Park Chung-hee, at a ceremony on Korean Independence Day at the National Theater in Seoul, 1974.

Children watch a production of a street puppet theater in Paris, 1963.

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