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Flashes from our past – 009

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1957. The Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep, also known as the flying Jeep, was developed for the US Army to takeoff and land vertically. They believed they could completely unleash the old rolling off-road vehicle.

 

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1900. American woodcutters

 

1913. First all-Russian Olympic Games in Kiev. Riding and mowing Gymnastic with rakes and mowers.

 

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1914. Crowds of people watching Game 1 of the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and their hometown Philadelphia Athletics from townhouse rooftops.

 

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1916. Locomotive swamped when the French Broad River flooded in Asheville, NC.

 

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State highway policemen are dispatched to restore order after 1,500 convicts rioted in the Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois on March 18, 1931.

 

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1931. A streetcar jumped the tracks and crashed into a store on the intersection of Nostrand and Putnam Avenues in July of 1931. Brooklyn, New York.

 

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This 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Ghost Car’s entire body shell was constructed using the transparent acrylic material “Plexiglas”. Its debut at the 1939-40 World’s Fair in New York. In 2011, the car was auctioned and sold for $308,000.

 

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1939. Reception to Hitler and nazi leaders on Madrid-Barajas airport with the Moorish Guard

 

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1942. German soldier shot by russain sniper at Stalingrad.

 

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French girl vents anger by kicking at a passing German prisoner on his way to confinement after being captured. September 26, 1944.

 

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1959. West German Porsche 356 Highway-Patrol (Autobahnpolizei) vehicle.

 

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1962. A U.S. crewman runs from a crashed CH-21 Shawnee troop helicopter in South Vietnam.

 

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1962. New York firefighters fleeing on a roof somewhere in Bronx.

 

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1968. 10 years old south-vietnamese child soldier. Photo by Philip Jones Griffiths.

 

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1980. Glue sniffing, Whitecraven, Cumbria, UK. Photo by Chris Killips.

 

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1986. Serra Pelada gold mine full with workers, Pará, Brazil.

 

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1988. Mounted NYPD officer arresting a robber. Photo by Don Halasy.

 

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1994. Bloody footprints of Tutsi children trying to escape their massacre by the Hutu in Rwanda. The Rwandan genocide killed nearly eight hundred thousand people.

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