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Nagasaki, 20 min despues de explotar la bomba atómica, 1945

A mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb rises over Nagasaki. The second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki in August, in the last days of WWII shortly before the surrender of Japan.

The Cologne cathedral stands tall amidst the ruins of the city after allied bombings, 1944  (Source: historiespast)

1945 : The Cologne Cathedral stands tall in the midst the ruins of the city after Allied bombings, Germany. During the 1939 to 1945 period the Royal Air Force dropped tons of bombs on the Cologne.

The Battle of Berlin rages on but this German soldier needs to take a break. Behind him the Reichstag building is in flames but he would care less. April 1945.

WW II, April 1945 - A battle weary German soldier takes pause in the combat and sits with a look of resignation on his face during the Battle of Berlin as the Reichstag burns behind him.

A Japanese Kamikaze plane shot down as it attempted to attack a group of carriers, near the Marianas Islands in the Pacific, 13-17th June 1944.  Photo taken from the escort carrier USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)  USS Kitkun Bay's operation missions - On 31 May her task unit sortied forth to escort the bombardment and transports units of Task Group 52.17 to Saipan. On 13 June her planes shot down their first enemy aircraft and the next day "began the bombing and strafing of enemy positions in the…

Amazing History-Japanese plane shot down during the Battle of Saipan circa June 1944

Cologne cathedral - Koln, Germany  WWII  -- army in prayer

Picture by war correspondent Margaret Bourke-White - American soldiers attend Mass in March 1945 in the bombed cathedral of Cologne.

Japan formally surrenders aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2, 1945

WW II, Japan Surrenders - Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (center in top hat) leads the Japanese delegation aboard the Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the signing ceremony for Japan's surrender in World War II.

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. Whether you agree with the decision or not, the facts were there: Hiroshima was an important army and navy base. Of…

Hiroshima, 6th August 1945

PART TWO: HIROSHIMA TRAGIC There are thought to be just 35 photographs taken in Hiroshima on the day the atom bomb was dropped. 4 photos of the burning city, 5 photos of wounded residents, 1 photo …

zrain wreck at gare montparnasse, paris, france, 1895

zrain wreck at gare montparnasse, paris, france, 1895

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920” (via MinnPost)

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first...

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920 Women were opposed to slavery. That included their own enslavement.

Berlino 1945

An aerial view of Berlin in ruins, looking east from the Brandenburg Gate toward Unter den Linden

this isn't happiness™ (“Oh the humanity”, May 6, 1937), Peteski

The Hindenburg disaster, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. May 1937 by Sam Shere

New York: Blizzard Of 1888

New York: Blizzard Of 1888 Greeting Card for Sale by Granger

Snowstorm A great blizzard (by some accounts a late-season hurricane that collided with a cold front) paralyzes New York under snowdrifts two stories deep in places; it will take the city nearly two weeks to recover. - New-York Historical Society

New York Telephone Wires, 1887 - 02

The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880’s [3 pictures]

time square vroeger - Google zoeken

historicaltimes: “ Times Square, New York City, in 1903 ” A couple of days ago we saw the Times Building complete and function in a 1947 photo; here we see it under construction. Photo from.

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906. I was just down that street and you never would've known if not for someone telling you.

Market Street, San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. The earthquake struck San Francisco at a. on Wednesday, April Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days.

The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers apply finishing touches in Paris (1885).

La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA