Posts tagged history
Posts tagged history
Apollo 11 LM Interior (by NASA on The Commons)
This interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, during the lunar landing mission. This picture was taken by Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, prior to the moon landing.
Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier’s weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Seventy years ago, the world watched as the Allied invasion of Normandy signified the turning point of Axis occupation in Europe during World War II.
Thank you, Greatest Generation—your legacy will be eternal.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, which was intended to cripple U.S. Naval power in the Pacific, the Battle of Midway proved to be the turning point during World War II when the Allied Forces turned the tide against the Imperial Japanese Fleet in the Pacific Theater.
This decisive battle proved the Allied Forces had the naval power and expertise to send the formidable Imperial Japanese Fleet running.
Vintage NASA illustrations show the differences among Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecrafts.
US Marine carrying two children in Hue, Vietnam.
When Europe’s armies first marched to war in 1914, some were still carrying lances on horseback. By the end of the war, rapid-fire guns, aerial bombardment, armored vehicle attacks, and chemical weapon deployments were commonplace. Any romantic notion of warfare was bluntly shoved aside by the advent of chlorine gas, massive explosive shells that could have been fired from more than 20 miles away, and machine guns that spat out bullets like firehoses. Each side did its best to build on existing technology, or invent new methods, hoping to gain any advantage over the enemy. Massive listening devices gave them ears in the sky, armored vehicles made them impervious to small arms fire, tanks could (most of the time) cruise right over barbed wire and trenches, telephones and heliographs let them speak across vast distances, and airplanes gave them new platforms to rain death on each other from above. New scientific work resulted in more lethal explosives, new tactics made old offensive methods obsolete, and mass-produced killing machines made soldiers both more powerful and more vulnerable. On this 100-year anniversary, I’ve gathered photographs of the Great War from dozens of collections, some digitized for the first time, to try to tell the story of the conflict, those caught up in it, and how much it affected the world. Today’s entry is part 3 of a 10-part series on World War I, which will be posted every Sunday until June 29.
Marina Ginestà, pictured here at age 17, worked as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War and was a member of the Socialist Youth. Standing on top of the Hotel Colón in Barcelona, it was one of the only times she was armed.
I was at a loss for words when I saw this picture. Her smile could rival Mona Lisa.
She died on January 6th of this year.
100 Years Later: World War I photographs placed today by photographer Peter Macdiarmid
Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin at work on the Moon, 31 July 1971.