• Photos that Shook the World
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[QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;35889254]Anyway, to break the WW2 Nazi combo, here's a gruesome photo of the Kennedy Assassination (Warning: graphic) [url]http://mikophoto.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/The-John-F.-Kennedy-Assassination-and-Autopsy.jpg[/url][/QUOTE] He looks like a fallout 3 character in the one on the right (the face I mean)
[QUOTE=Baldr 2.0;35882738][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boer_Commando"]Boer commando[/URL]. Ass rape Inc. pretty much. Most of them could head shot the British on a large distance which had little training and still used old tactics. Wide use of guerilla tactics (used to travel and survive). [video=youtube;c6bZHLyfj0k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6bZHLyfj0k[/video][/QUOTE] Oh the days when History actually programmed historical, factual stuff.
Here's a picture of a woman with some children on the way to a gaschamber in Auschwitz. [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-74237-004%2C_KZ_Auschwitz-Birkenau%2C_alte_Frau_und_Kinder.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=proch;35891262]Maybe this will be the next topic in this thread. I really like the whole JFK thing.[/QUOTE] What is the whole conspiracy about anyway? Is it even slightly credible or like the Paul is dead conspiracy
Ah, this thread makes me remember what a sick world we live in.
the world isn't sick [editline]9th May 2012[/editline] the great events far outnumber the bad, it's senseless to judge everything by its negative qualities
[QUOTE=Hamburgers;35891508]He looks like a fallout 3 character in the one on the right (the face I mean)[/QUOTE] Well, the whole Fallout universe is set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic 1950s-1960s (in the 2030s I think), so yeah.
[QUOTE=Dacheet;35891025]Actually, he was rejected from art school because he was unable to draw human figures.[/QUOTE] Rather interesting that a mass murderer couldn't draw humans.
[QUOTE=facepuke;35882748]Liveleak imbedding doesn't work, but this is another perspective on the war in Afghanistan. [url]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f9f_1336248636[/url][/QUOTE] Those comments are fucking pathetic [quote]I finally found out what alah ackbar means, translated into english it means, I like little pink dicks. If they can use IED's we should be able to use nukes. They kill one, we kill 100,000, seems fair to me.[/quote] Jesus christ, brainwashed idiots.
[QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;35896112]Well, the whole Fallout universe is set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic 1950s-1960s (in the 2030s I think), so yeah.[/QUOTE] Should do your research before posting, late 2100's to 2300's depending on the game
[QUOTE=download;35898114]Should do your research before posting, late 2100's to 2300's depending on the game[/QUOTE] He was partly right because the game's aesthetic inspiration was drawn from the period between the 40s-60s, just got the dates mixed up.
Petrov Affair [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Petrova_taken_away.jpeg[/IMG] This probably isn't well known outside of Australia. Anyways in 1954 a diplomat in service of the Soviet Union embassy to Australia, Vladimir Petrov (who was also a spy in the KGB) made contact with the ASIO (Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation) and offered evidence of Soviet espionage activities in Australia, in return for political asylum (Petrov feared persecution if he were to return to the Soviet Unon). The Soviets assumed Petrov was kidnapped and so sent two armed KGB officers to recover his wife, to be sent back to the USSR (photo above is obviously related, her being escorted by the armed men onto the plane to the USSR). The plane took off from Sydney Airport but had to stop at Darwin for refuelling, where the ASIO took the chance of securing Petrov's wife on the grounds that the two escorts were armed (otherwise they wouldn't have been able to retrieve her). The big thing about this was that it exposed that Soviet espionage was actually active in Australia at the time; coincidentally this incident may have been considered propaganda for Liberal party policies, which helped the Liberal party win the 1954 federal elections. Fortunately Petrov and his wife were granted asylum, and lived the rest of their lives under different names, Petrov passing away in 1991 and his wife Evdokia in 2002.
[QUOTE=download;35898114]Should do your research before posting, late 2100's to 2300's depending on the game[/QUOTE] Whatever....:v:
[QUOTE=Antdawg;35899265]Petrov Affair [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Petrova_taken_away.jpeg[/IMG] This probably isn't well known outside of Australia. Anyways in 1954 a diplomat in service of the Soviet Union embassy to Australia, Vladimir Petrov (who was also a spy in the KGB) made contact with the ASIO (Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation) and offered evidence of Soviet espionage activities in Australia, in return for political asylum (Petrov feared persecution if he were to return to the Soviet Unon). The Soviets assumed Petrov was kidnapped and so sent two armed KGB officers to recover his wife, to be sent back to the USSR (photo above is obviously related, her being escorted by the armed men onto the plane to the USSR). The plane took off from Sydney Airport but had to stop at Darwin for refuelling, where the ASIO took the chance of securing Petrov's wife on the grounds that the two escorts were armed (otherwise they wouldn't have been able to retrieve her). The big thing about this was that it exposed that Soviet espionage was actually active in Australia at the time; coincidentally this incident may have been considered propaganda for Liberal party policies, which helped the Liberal party win the 1954 federal elections. Fortunately Petrov and his wife were granted asylum, and lived the rest of their lives under different names, Petrov passing away in 1991 and his wife Evdokia in 2002.[/QUOTE] I think the whole thing was quite hinky. The version I heard was that Mr. Petrov was a diplomat who just wanted asylum in Australia and then Robert Menzies (the leader of the Liberal party at the time) abused the whole affair with the KGB escorts and manipulated the information to imply that there was a Soviet espionage ring in Australia and that voting Liberal would mean an end to the spy ring and communism in Australia.
Can't believe everyone forgot this picture [img]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/206308main_image_976_946-710.jpg[/img]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/fa/Gavrilo_Princip_arrest.jpg[/IMG] gavrilo princip, the man that shot archduke ferdinand and essentially started WWI, is dragged from the scene of the crime immediately after the assassination [editline]10th May 2012[/editline] he's the second from the right
I still think it's insane how a few bullets from one single man can bring the whole world into a war.
[QUOTE=Lord of Ears;35908495][IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/fa/Gavrilo_Princip_arrest.jpg[/IMG] gavrilo princip, the man that shot archduke ferdinand and essentially started WWI, is dragged from the scene of the crime immediately after the assassination [editline]10th May 2012[/editline] he's the second from the right[/QUOTE] It's odd seeing photos from ages ago where there are things not normally seen today eg in that the police (or whoever they were) still carrying swords. Kinda like how there were still civil war veterans alive till after WW2. You just wouldn't associate things from one time period still existing far later on.
[QUOTE=Antdawg;35911751]It's odd seeing photos from ages ago where there are things not normally seen today eg in that the police (or whoever they were) still carrying swords. Kinda like how there were still civil war veterans alive till after WW2. You just wouldn't associate things from one time period still existing far later on.[/QUOTE] Many armies in WW I (and even a few in WW2) still had cavalry units in their armies.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;35911967]Many armies in WW I (and even a few in WW2) still had cavalry units in their armies.[/QUOTE] It's true. For example, this is a photo of Polish cavalry in 1939: [IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LoPTdkHrjjk/TTKFY-2YwqI/AAAAAAAAGVw/72vQtL4Wyvk/s1600/polish-cavalry-attack-germany-invades-poland-1939.jpg[/IMG]
But that right there was the reason they lost, their enemies were simply much better equipped while they were left with sticks and stones, figuratly.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure machine guns would make short work of cavalries of any size.
Except there wasnt a single occasion in the invasion of poland where cavalry charged tanks. They used the horses to move around the field quickly, dismount and then act as riflemen. The lances and sabres were used to chase down fleeing enemies, or to fight other cavalry. The poles on some occasions however, used cavalry to charge infantry (who had machine guns) in order to rout the enemy or break out of an over run defensive position, and they were mostly successful. Keep in mind that almost every army that took part in the second world war still fielded large amounts of cavalry in 1939 apart from the British, and some kept theirs right up till the late years in the war. The polish were in no way massively inferior to the germans, only in numbers, both men and materiel. In fact, the US itself was one of the last nations to get rid of its cavalry, its generals being extremely conservative. Patton, who was an advocate of cavalry said: "had we possessed an American cavalry division with pack artillery in Tunisia and in Sicily, not a German would have escaped." There is still a unit in the modern French army that practices for a mass sabre and lance cavalry charge every year to this day. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYoEF_TbcSI[/media]
[QUOTE=Pilotguy97;35912069]It's true. For example, this is a photo of Polish cavalry in 1939: [IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LoPTdkHrjjk/TTKFY-2YwqI/AAAAAAAAGVw/72vQtL4Wyvk/s1600/polish-cavalry-attack-germany-invades-poland-1939.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] People still get around that way here But it's less common now since the Potato prices went up
Huh. Having cavalry makes a lot more sense when their uses are explained.
[IMG]http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/chernobyl_25th_anniversary/bp2.jpg[/IMG] Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Wow. Was that caused by the reactor meltdown or is it another thing entirely ?
[QUOTE=_Axel;35914222]Wow. Was that caused by the reactor meltdown or is it another thing entirely ?[/QUOTE] It was an explosion I believe. The reactor had a concrete eyelid-esque lid weighing hundreds of tonnes, the explosion blew it off like it was nothing. Which then exposed radiation in levels of 1300+ rad or so, spreading across most of Europe. If you're interested I recommend watching this documentary from the BBC, really goes into detail about what went on in there: [video=youtube;zyHvDhILYl8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyHvDhILYl8[/video]
[QUOTE=WingedAssailant;35914068]*image snip*Chernobyl nuclear disaster[/QUOTE] This couldn't have shaken the world, because the Soviets rushed to cover it up.
[QUOTE=Recurracy;35911649]I still think it's insane how a few bullets from one single man can bring the whole world into a war.[/QUOTE] They didn't, though. It was the last drop in a long sequence of drops.
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