Rare Colour Pictures of Seoul in 1948-49, before the Korean War

In 1945, with the surrender of the Empire of Japan in September 1945 that ended World War II, Korea was liberated from the Japanese occupation exercised since 1910. However, the peninsula was divided in two parts: the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union. A few years later, in 1950, North Korea launched a surprise attack with the intention to invade South Korea and move to dominate the whole peninsula. The attack began the Korean War, a conflict that still exists today, despite the ceasefire signed in 1953.

Here’s a series of 32 awesome colour photographs of daily life in Seoul. These photos are taken in the winter, between October 1948 and March 1949.

 
























































You might find these photos of North Korean in 1980s interesting!

18 Colorized Photos of Russian Female Snipers

These amazing colorized photos by Olga seem just like benign, everyday depictions of pretty Russian women.  Until you learn that behind the beautiful smiles are lethal killing machines that helped to win WWII.

Sniper volunteer Nadezhda Kolesnikova. 19 confirmed kills, awarded the medal “For Courage”. Volkhovsky front.1943
ROZA SHANINA, A SOVIET SNIPER DURING WORLD WAR II
Sniper Yevgenia Makeeva – killed 68 fascists
Sniper Yevgenia Makeeva – killed 68 fascists
Sniper Roza Shanina
Lyudmila Pavlichenko Female Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who had 309 sniper kills to her credit.

 

Female snipers. The 2nd Byelorussian Front
Lyudmila Pavlichenko

 

Female snipers. The 2nd Byelorussian Front

n March, 1942 a Central Women’s School of Sniper Training was established in Vishniaki, a village 8.7 miles outside Moscow. The school recruited women aged 18-26, physically fit, with at least seven years of education. School Director was Nora P. Chegodayeva, a graduate of the famous Frunze Military Academy who had fought as a communist volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. By the end of the war, the school graduated 1,885 snipers and instructors.
Women were thought to make good snipers, because they could endure stress and cold better than men, and they had “more patience” to wait for the perfect shot. A special few achieved recognition and fame.
Soviet sniper Lyubov Makarova
Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina

Battle of Staligrad

14 Colorized Photos That Show Horrors of Battle of Stalingrad

These amazing colorized photos of the Battle of Stalingrad by Olga. There is something seeing them this way that brings out the true horrors of war.

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was the most major confrontation of World War II in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia.

Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is often regarded as the single largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest(1.7–2 million killed, wounded or captured) battle in the history of warfare. It was an extremely costly defeat for German forces, and the Army High Command had to withdraw vast military forces from the West to replace their losses.

 

Tank T-34 "Rodina" in Stalingrad
Tank T-34 “Rodina” in Stalingrad

 

German troops of the 6th Army move into the suburbs of Stalingrad, late Sept 1942
avorska Yulia – nurse, who brought 56 wounded from the battlefield in battles for Stalingrad
Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler in Stalingrad
Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Stalingrad
Italian driver of the FIAT truck lies dead on the periphery of Stalingrad, Feb 1943
Street battle in Stalingrad
Street battle in Stalingrad
The center of Stalingrad, winter 1943
The center of Stalingrad, winter 1943
Soviet submachine gunners among the destroyed houses during the battle of Stalingrad
Soviet pilots in the steppe near Stalingrad | Лётчики в
Commander gives a signal to the soldiers during the fighting in the factory district of Stalingrad
Red Army men attack on the outskirts of Stalingrad
Major-General Tikhomirov, Vladimir Vasilevich
During the Battle of Stalingrad was the commander of 97 separate Infantry Brigade, 7 infantry corps, 64 army.

Rare Gory Civil War Photographs

Gettysburg, Pa. Confederate dead at the edge of the Rose woods, July 5, 1863] Summary Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. Contributor Names Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer Created / Published 1863 July [5]

Gory civil war photographs are part of the many fascinating images from this important historical event.

Manassas, Virginia. Confederate winter quarters
Manassas, Virginia. Confederate winter quarters, 1862
Washington, District of Columbia. Buildings destroyed by great fire where Col. Ellsworth's Zouaves distinguished themselves Created / Published [between 1861 and 1869]
Washington, District of Columbia. Buildings destroyed by great fire where Col. Ellsworth’s Zouaves distinguished themselves. Created between 1861 and 1869
Gettysburg, Pa. Three Confederate prisoners] Summary Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. Created / Published 1863 July.
Gettysburg, Pa. Three Confederate prisoners
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dead Confederate sharpshooter at the foot of Round Top Contributor Names Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer Created / Published 1863 July.
Gory civil war photographs showing Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dead Confederate sharpshooter at the foot of Round Top. Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer, Created 1863 July
Gettysburg, Pa. Confederate dead at the edge of the Rose woods, July 5, 1863] Summary Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. Contributor Names Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer Created / Published 1863 July [5]
Gory civil war photographs showing Gettysburg, Pa. Confederate dead at the edge of the Rose woods, July 5, 1863. Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863.
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer

Group at transportation office, Aquia Creek, Va. Contributor Names O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer Created / Published Feb. 1863.
Group at transportation office, Aquia Creek, Va.
Feb. 1863
Port Royal Island, S.C. Coosaw Ferry; battleground of January 1, 1862, in the distance] Summary Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862. Contributor Names O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer Created / Published [1862]
Port Royal Island, S.C. Coosaw Ferry; battleground of January 1, 1862, in the distance
Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862.
Aquia Creek, Virginia. Captain J.W. Forsyth, the Provost Marshall
Created 1863 Feb
Culpeper, Virginia. Colonel Wood and friends Contributor Names O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer Created / Published 1863 Nov.
Culpeper, Virginia. Colonel Wood and friends
O’Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer, Created  1863 Nov.
Soldiers' Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia
Soldiers’ Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, 1861
Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Federal encampment on the Pamunkey River
Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Federal encampment on the Pamunkey River, 1862
Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Federal encampment on Pamunkey
Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Federal encampment on Pamunkey, 1862
Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Gun with muzzle shot away
Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Gun with muzzle shot away, January 1865
Washington, District of Columbia. Grand review of the army
Washington, District of Columbia. Grand review of the army, May 1865
Brandy Station, Virginia. Major William Riddle and friends. Headquarters, Army of the Potomac Contributor Names O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer Created / Published 1864 Apr.
Brandy Station, Virginia. Major William Riddle and friends. Headquarters, Army of the Potomac
1864 Apr.
Beaufort, S.C. Gen. Isaac I. Stevens (seated) and staff on porch of a house
Beaufort, S.C. Gen. Isaac I. Stevens (seated) and staff on porch of a house

Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862.

Ambulance Corps. Method of removing wounded from the fieldRare gory civil war photographs showing Ambulance Corps. Method of removing wounded from the field, 1861

Washington, District of Columbia. Officers of 3d Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
Washington, District of Columbia. Officers of 3d Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, 1865
Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. Federal transports with cargoes of artillery on the James
Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia. Federal transports with cargoes of artillery on the James, April 1865

Rare Vintage Pictures of Protesters

Protesters with signs: "Johnson unfair to labor," "Reinstate Donovan," etc.

These vintage pictures of protesters show individuals voicing their objections to a variety of issues that included woman’s suffrage, political imprisonments, World War II, food for the poor, employment and Native land issues.

pictures of protesters
War Protestors 1940

 

pictures of protesters
Food protests – East siders in food protest, New York, 1917
pictures of protesters
Irish Demonstration 1920
pictures of protesters
Members of the Group of women who staged a demonstration in the galeries of the House of Representatives urging freedon [sic] for Ireland and were forcibly ejected from the House. Left to Right, Miss Mary Ferrick, Malden Mass. Miss Kathlene Savage, Everett Mass., Miss Helen O’Brien Boston Mass. Standing Miss Kathlene O’Brennan, San Francisco Cal., Miss Mary M. Duffy Newark, N.J., 1920
Protesting Political Impisoments, 1905, Washington, D.C.
Protesting Political Impisoments, 1905, Washington, D.C.
Protest meeting in Berlin, 1923
Protest meeting in Berlin, 1923

 

Pueblos bring first protest since Lincoln
Four Pueblo men (l to r) Santiago Naranjo, Waihusing, James Miller, and Jesus Baca, standing, facing front, wearing traditional and western clothing, each wearing a blanket and carrying a cane given them by Abraham Lincoln as a token of promise of permanent retention of their lands. 1923
Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson's Opposition to Woman Suffrage, October 1916
Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson’s Opposition to Woman Suffrage, October 1916

 

Protesters with signs: "Johnson unfair to labor," "Reinstate Donovan," etc.
Protesters with signs: “Johnson unfair to labor,” “Reinstate Donovan,” etc., 1934