25 historical photos that captured the dramatic moments of the pastPictolic
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.
Shooting of a captured Soviet intelligence officer by a Finnish soldier, 1942
The German communist did not bow his head before the firing squad. Munich, 1919
German prisoners of war watch a documentary about the concentration camps, 1945.
The main entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, built in 1944.
The world's largest commercial shotgun for duck hunting, which took 400 grams of gunpowder for each shot.
The "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen, the famous ace of the First World War, with his dog.
The last picture of the Titanic, 1912
Mark Twain in the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894
Circus performers perform at the front in front of Soviet soldiers, 1945
The uprising in Hungary in 1956 The rebels are burning Marxist-Leninist literature.
Bombing of the Japanese city of Kobe, 1945
Lieutenant Custer arranges a bachelor party for friends from the Southern Army, 1862.
Testing of a bulletproof vest, 1923
Stalin jokingly makes a "goat" to his guard Nikolai Vlasik, 1952. In a few weeks, Vlasik will be arrested and sent to a camp.
The wedding of Joseph Goebbels. For the groom – Hitler in the role of a witness.
British Special Forces in North Africa, 1943
Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc commits self-immolation in Saigon in protest against the persecution of Buddhists in socialist Vietnam, 1963.
Nicholas II fooling around on camera, 1899
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.
Hockey goaltender Terry Savchuk, 1966. Savchuk began his career even before the mass appearance of goalie masks.
The day of Sweden's transition from left-hand traffic to right-hand traffic, 1967
The future Queen Elizabeth II turned 18 years old, 1944.
The iceberg that sank the Titanic.
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.