• Photos that Shook the World
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[QUOTE=DainBramageStudios;37049145]it is now[/QUOTE] even if it is a "word" it was used wrong lol
I dunno if this link will open for anyone else, but I'll give it a shot. Basically, it has quite a few good Vietnam war pictures and descriptions. If it's defunct, tell me and I'll snip it. Link: [URL="http://www.patriotfiles.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116109"]http://www.patriotfiles.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116109[/URL] [IMG]http://www.cah.utexas.edu/photojournalism/graphics/presidents/ford/bigpics/Ford_10.jpg[/IMG] Gerald Ford shortly after falling down the stairs while exiting Air Force One.
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;37051238] Back in the 70's, my uncle went to the post office to pick up some stamps. He noticed they had some WWII commemorative stamps, so he bought a sheet for his dad. When he got home and gave it to my grandfather, he almost immediately started sobbing. When my uncle got him to calm down, my grandfather pointed to a picture of a soldier with a flamethrower and told him a story from the war. During one of the island invasions, I can't remember which, he was assigned to carry a flamethrower. Him and his squad came across a cave, their translator called out into the cave, demanding the Japanese surrender. A man yelled back and said they would fight to the death and weren't coming out, so their squad leader ordered my Grandfather to burn them out of the cave. He walked up to it and gave it a quick burst from his flamethrower. He backed off when he started hearing screaming, then a dozen women and children came running out of the cave, covered in flames. His squad leader ordered his men to gun them down so they wouldn't suffer. "The bastards used women and children as shields, George, hit the cave again!" He hit it again and the Japs came running out, his squad leader ordered his men to let them all burn out. The scene of all those people burning to death were scarred into his memory. [/QUOTE] Isn't that from LA Noire?
[QUOTE=proch;37053934]Well, you find the original tape, but if someone recorded it somehow, a video might exist. I really want to see this. I guess I don't have to explain why since pretty much every regular of this thread knows why. In short, Curiosity.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Akito8;37050754][URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck[/URL] [IMG]http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/3.-christine-chubbuck.jpg[/IMG] Again, not exactly world shaking, but I believe she was the first to commit suicide on live TV just imagine how disturbing it'd be if you were watching the news at that time.. Does anyone have the original video of the broadcast? I wasn't able to find it on liveleaks or anywhere else[/QUOTE] I'm pretty sure I read awhile ago that it was never recorded. Like, the people watching TV didn't expect it or anything so they wouldn't be filming (nor was it really convenient to just have a video camera around at the time), and due to a court case or something the original copy that the news channel had was to be handed over to the family, which they never released.
[QUOTE=HellSoldier;37061925]Isn't that from LA Noire?[/QUOTE] I've never played the game. Maybe something similar happened, but as far as I know thats something that actually happened with my grandfather.
[QUOTE=HellSoldier;37061925]Isn't that from LA Noire?[/QUOTE] I was just about to say that but that doesn't mean it didn't happen
[QUOTE=abananapeel;37062468]I was just about to say that but that doesn't mean it didn't happen[/QUOTE] I'm not saying that but it's almost point-for-point with the details presented in LA Noire. [editline]3rd August 2012[/editline] Alright well my memory is a little hazy but here is the LA Noire event (start at 17:00) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib4IvBq7Vhc[/media] Holds some resemblance.
[QUOTE=DemonDog;37062155]I'm pretty sure I read awhile ago that it was never recorded. Like, the people watching TV didn't expect it or anything so they wouldn't be filming (nor was it really convenient to just have a video camera around at the time), and due to a court case or something the original copy that the news channel had was to be handed over to the family, which they never released.[/QUOTE] Well, those weren't todays times. Nowadays theres always somebody recording, but back then it wasn't so easy and cheap.
[QUOTE=Araknid;37060639][img]http://englishrussia.com/images/old_vet/4.jpg[/img] This picture always gets me to tear up, I don't know why.[/QUOTE] Fairly sure that is a younger Harry Patch. [img]http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/images/gal_tommy_patch.jpg[/img] He was the last British soldier to fight in the First World War. He passed away in 2009 aged 111 [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6954937.stm[/url]
It's not a photo but if you guys would like I can ask my grandmother to help me write out some of the stories from her youth being raised in Germany. She has some VERY interesting stories because her father was one of the workers on the V2 rocket. I don't think she has any pictures though.
[QUOTE=Stockers678;37063830]Fairly sure that is a younger Harry Patch. [img]http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/images/gal_tommy_patch.jpg[/img] He was the last British soldier to fight in the First World War. He passed away in 2009 aged 111 [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6954937.stm[/url][/QUOTE] That's a T-32 (?), so no, it's not a British guy, not to mention they didn't have tanks like that in the second World War [editline]3rd August 2012[/editline] My bad, T-34
Yeah it's a Russian guy I believe who found out that the tank he operated became a monument.
[QUOTE=download;37063867]That's a T-32 (?), so no, it's not a British guy, not to mention they didn't have tanks like that in the second World War [editline]3rd August 2012[/editline] My bad, T-34[/QUOTE] Oh who cares. He has an interesting story at least
[QUOTE=Stockers678;37064031]Oh who cares. He has an interesting story at least[/QUOTE] You're just pissed because you're wrong. The Russian guys story is much more interesting
Everyone who got pictures/stories from their grandparents and the like, Me personally would really love to see/read every story they got from these events, it's bloody interesting. Myself I have an aunt in Finland who survived the Finnish winter war. Sadly I don't speak finish myself so I cannot ask for stories from her :'(
[QUOTE=iRager;37064376]Everyone who got pictures/stories from their grandparents and the like, Me personally would really love to see/read every story they got from these events, it's bloody interesting. [/QUOTE] Agreed,and I shall try,although I'm always anxious about asking my grandfather,I always dread it will make him relive bad moment from WW2. Not really "world shaking" but in my opinion still a pretty significant image,Harry Patch at the site of the battle of Passchendaele,on the 90th anniversary of the battle. [IMG]http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/07_03/passcharryMS2807_468x306.jpg[/IMG]
My uncle fought in Vietnam twice and got injured twice. He was supposed to receive two purple hearts but the army lost the papers and just gave him bronze stars. That's the only thing that I know about him from his army years. Sadly he past away 6 days ago.
[QUOTE=HellSoldier;37062750]I'm not saying that but it's almost point-for-point with the details presented in LA Noire. [editline]3rd August 2012[/editline] Alright well my memory is a little hazy but here is the LA Noire event (start at 17:00) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib4IvBq7Vhc[/media] Holds some resemblance.[/QUOTE] Resemblance in that it took place in a cave with civilians, thats about it. [editline]3rd August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=iRager;37064376]Everyone who got pictures/stories from their grandparents and the like, Me personally would really love to see/read every story they got from these events, it's bloody interesting. Myself I have an aunt in Finland who survived the Finnish winter war. Sadly I don't speak finish myself so I cannot ask for stories from her :'([/QUOTE] If you can get a relative to get her account of the war and post it here, it'd be pretty awesome. It sucks making veterans relive war, but firsthand stories aren't something that should be taken to the grave.
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;37066645] If you can get a relative to get her account of the war and post it here, it'd be pretty awesome. It sucks making veterans relive war, but firsthand stories aren't something that should be taken to the grave.[/QUOTE] I think I could ask my dad to help me out since he started studying the finish language again... could make it his homework to translate her warstories...
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Tarawa.jpg[/img] Lt. Alexander Bonnyman (4th man from the right) leads this group of Marines into an assault on Tarawa He was killed shortly after the Japanese led a counterattack. [quote]For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Executive Officer of the 2d Battalion Shore Party, 8th Marines, 2d Marine Division, during the assault against enemy Japanese-held Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, 20–22 November 1943. Acting on his own initiative when assault troops were pinned down at the far end of Betio Pier by the overwhelming fire of Japanese shore batteries, 1st Lt. Bonnyman repeatedly defied the blasting fury of the enemy bombardment to organize and lead the besieged men over the long, open pier to the beach and then, voluntarily obtaining flame throwers and demolitions, organized his pioneer shore party into assault demolitionists and directed the blowing of several hostile installations before the close of D-day. Determined to effect an opening in the enemy's strongly organized defense line the following day, he voluntarily crawled approximately 40 yards forward of our lines and placed demolitions in the entrance of a large Japanese emplacement as the initial move in his planned attack against the heavily garrisoned, bombproof installation which was stubbornly resisting despite the destruction early in the action of a large number of Japanese who had been inflicting heavy casualties on our forces and holding up our advance. Withdrawing only to replenish his ammunition, he led his men in a renewed assault, fearlessly exposing himself to the merciless slash of hostile fire as he stormed the formidable bastion, directed the placement of demolition charges in both entrances and seized the top of the bombproof position, flushing more than 100 of the enemy who were instantly cut down, and effecting the annihilation of approximately 150 troops inside the emplacement. Assailed by additional Japanese after he had gained his objective, he made a heroic stand on the edge of the structure, defending his strategic position with indomitable determination in the face of the desperate charge and killing 3 of the enemy before he fell, mortally wounded. By his dauntless fighting spirit, unrelenting aggressiveness and forceful leadership throughout 3 days of unremitting, violent battle, 1st Lt. Bonnyman had inspired his men to heroic effort, enabling them to beat off the counterattack and break the back of hostile resistance in that sector for an immediate gain of 400 yards with no further casualties to our forces in this zone. He gallantly gave his life for his country.[[/quote]
Since 95% of the photos posted are of war, here's something different: [IMG]http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005spring2011/files/2011/02/BerlinWall1.jpg[/IMG] Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989 [IMG]http://dmbworldseriesreplay.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/jesseowens1936olympics.jpg[/IMG] Black athlete Jesse Owens devouring gold medals at the Nazi Party hosted 1936 Olympics [IMG]http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/317/cache/challenger-disaster-myths-explosion_31734_600x450.jpg[/IMG] The Challenger shuttle explodes after takeoff-- 1986 [IMG]http://www.crmvet.org/crmpics/bham-firehose.jpg[/IMG] African Americans are hosed by Birmingham, Alabama police as they engage in peaceful protest [IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lpT5VbPe0pc/TTgiOVZxEQI/AAAAAAAAA8M/-X5txgsaloA/s1600/448_rome.jpg[/IMG] Heads of state and representatives of Italy, Germany, and France confirm the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the original piece of legislation in the creation of the EU. [IMG]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/22/article-2052178-0E7CE15800000578-609_634x463.jpg[/IMG] Muammar Gaddafi is captured during the mass of uprisings of the Jasmine Revolutions, 2011
[IMG]http://collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/John_Wilkes_Booth/john_wilkes_booth_wanted_poster.jpg[/IMG]
Gonna be topical here: [img]http://puu.sh/P2S8[/img] First image by the Curiosity Rover upon touching down on mars not five minutes ago. This is the "hi-def" version.
[QUOTE=darth-veger;35608869][IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kd6135Kw1XU/TzXjUKHbN-I/AAAAAAAABmw/dOtybiuMe6U/s1600/JonestownArielBodies.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://traceyricksfoster.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/jonestown18.jpg?w=700[/IMG] People from a religious organization called the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_Temple"]People's temple[/URL] mass suicided by taking a killer-drug. 918 men, woman and children died [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown[/URL][/QUOTE] Why did they kill them selves in such a mass?
[QUOTE=Griffster26;37095331][IMG]http://collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/John_Wilkes_Booth/john_wilkes_booth_wanted_poster.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] [img]http://www.occupylosangeles.org/sites/default/files/japanese-internment-poster-opt.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Rombishead;35609699]What event was this picture taken from?[/QUOTE] That's true determination, to be able to sit there burning alive and not move a muscle. Disturbing but interesting...
[QUOTE=EyeSeeYou;37100706]Why did they kill them selves in such a mass?[/QUOTE] cultists
[img]http://i49.tinypic.com/4j80pe.png[/img] First highres photos of Curiosity on Mars [editline]6th August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Kommodore;37094205][IMG]http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/317/cache/challenger-disaster-myths-explosion_31734_600x450.jpg[/IMG] The Challenger shuttle, [B]containing the world's first female astronaut[/B], explodes after takeoff-- 1986 [/QUOTE] Uhmmmmm...
[IMG]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8bm0y2Jx21r8b46xo1_1280.jpg[/IMG]
Explanation on that one?
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