Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 278, click here.
1. The grave of an American pilot buried by Imperial Japanese troops, Kiska, Alaska, 25 August 1943.
The sign reads “Sleeping here, a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Motherland, July 25 – Nippon Army”.
2. Russian soldiers during the siege on Stalingrad, (1942-1943).
3. French resistance fighter, Paris, 1944.
4. Ferris, a 7-year-old newsie who did not know enough to make a change for the investigator, Mobile, Alabama, 1914.
The photo was taken by Lewis Hine.
5. American soldier poses with captured German weaponry, 1944-45.
6. Pre-dreadnought battleship SMS Kaiser Friedrich III leads the German Home fleet, 1901.
7. Young English author and novelist Emma Smith (aged 25), working on her second novel with a typewriter, sitting on the quay at Île de la Cité (Paris), Fourth French Republic (France), 1948.
8. Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955.
9. Singer-songwriter Roger Miller hesitates to look at evidence from the plane crash that killed country music performers Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and pilot Randy Hughes in Camden, Tennessee, the evening before on 5 March 1963.
10. President Harry Truman walks arm-in-arm with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1952.