Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 269, click here.
1. 100,000 Iranian women march against the hijab law, Tehran 1979.
2. “Kombat” Heroic image of a Soviet political commissar of the 220th Infantry Regiment calling soldiers to an assault, Eastern Front, in Soviet Ukraine, 12 July 1942.
It has been said that the subject of this photo died minutes after it was taken.
3. Georges Blind, a member of the French resistance, smiling at a German firing squad, 1944.
This was a mock execution attempting to get the resistance fighter to talk. It didn’t work. Georges did not divulge any information. Blind died in a concentration camp later the same year.
4. A red cross nurse writing down the last words of a mortally wounded soldier, 1917.
5. Navajo riders in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, 1904.
The photo was taken by Edward Curtis.
6. The bodies of Benito Mussolini and other fascists hung up for display after being executed, Milan, 29 April 1945.
7. 17-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald (John Kennedy’s assassin) in the marines, 1956.
8. Members of J Force, New Zealand occupying force in Japan, with children on the island of Mishima. Photograph dated between 1946 and 1948.
9. Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov, 1890.
10. Thousands from Hong Kong queue around the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai to apply for British National Overseas (BNO) passports before the deadline at midnight of 31 March, 29 March 1996.