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Flashes from our past – 001

Shocking, surprising, interesting and rare images from past.

Part 001

1881. A snow blockade in southern Minnesota. On March 29, 1881, snowdrifts in Minnesota were higher than locomotives

 

1901. Before Tinder. Remote part of Montana. Woodsmen post an advertisement

 

The first military airplanes to be used by Latvia

Swastikas not means nazism. It’s an ancient religious icon used in Asia means: Sun, Prosperity, Good Luck.

 

Early 1930s. Circus elephant arrived to port of Newcastle upon Tyne, England

 

1935. Mao Zedong (center-left) and Zhou Enlai (far left) founding fathers of the communist China in Yanan (COLORIZED)

 

1936. An American woman managed to surprise Hitler with a kiss at the Summer Olympics in Berlin

Hitler was furious about the incident. Several of Schutzstaffel (SS) guards were dismissed in disgrace while several more were demoted in rank.

 

1939. Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, in Poland – as German war correspondent – watches in shock (and sec later fainted) as Wehrmacht troops kill 22 Jews

 

1940. Albert Einstein, his daughter (right) and secretary (left) become U.S. citizens

 

1941. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini visited eastern front in Soviet Union

 

1945. Soviet sailors raise the USSR’s naval ensign over Port-Arthur (now Lüshunkou, part of China), COLORISED

 

1950. South Korean military police interrogate North Korea POWs in Pyongyang

 

1959. Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy

 

1963. Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro at a stadium in Leningrad – during his visit in Soviet Union – using his own camera

 

1969. The Statue of Liberty, seen from Caven Point, NJ.

 

1983. Aftermath of a North Korean assassination attempt in Rangoon against Chun Doo-hwan, the fifth President of South Korea. President survived but 21 not

 

1990. DDR Volkspolizei meets a West Berlin motorbike cop, Friedrichstrasse Berlin after reunion of two-part Germany. Police forces worked paralell a couple of months until unionisation

 

1990. Workers at still functioning units of the Chernobyl power plant are measured for radiation after shift

 

1989. Pink Floyd plays in Venice, Italy on a massive floating stage

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