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These Incredible Photos Are Pieces History Will Never Forget

An old saying goes: "Look to the future, but study the past.

Indeed the past has a constant influence on everything we do today, even if the passage of time sometimes makes it seem unreal, the events of history did occur and do affect us today. That is why it is always a bit of a thrill to look at historic photos such as these and imagine a world a bit different, with different problems and dreams to contend with...

An abandoned Jadtiger, 1940s 

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German soldiers during World War 1, 1914-1918

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A man and his Penny Farthing, Early 1900s

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1932, Hungary, Cowboys in sheepskin and a horse center around a well in the puszta 

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An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute. Taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam in September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi

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Yuri Gagarin in the cockpit of a Vickers Viscount airliner belonging to British European Airways (BEA) during his trip to England, July 1961

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A Sherman tank of the 2nd Armored Irish Guards rammed a King Tiger of 21st Panzer Div. in the rear, disabling both, before capturing it's crew. - Operation Goodwood, July 18th 1944 7

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Two border patrol officers attempt to keep a fugitive in the US, 1920s

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The Boeing B17 "Wee Willie" has its left wing blown off by flak over Crantenburg, Germany. April 10, 1945

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Belgrano sinking after being torpedoed by HMS Conqueror

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Worker at carbon plant, Texas, 1942 

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Faro and Doris Caudill, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940, Library of Congress collection

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American Marines in hard fighting on Iwo Jima using a captured Japanese machine-gun

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American women in aeronautics class held at Washington High School, Los Angeles, California, United States, Nov 1942; Ralph Angar was the instructor

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Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 6, 1944 

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Tumbled over truck with gin in Arnhem, The Netherlands, 1952

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German soldiers demonstrate how to defend a trench with hand grenades, near Verdun, 1917

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Prisoners of War, World War One, 1917 

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Jesse Owens on the podium at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, after winning one of his four gold medals at the games - 1936

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Adolf Hitler attending memorial service of Polish First Marshall Jozef Pilsudski in Berlin, 1935. This is the only time that Fuhrer has attended a holy mass as a leader of the Third Reich

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Preparing for an assault on a warehouse in Stalingrad, most likely in the later part of 1942

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Canadian Soldiers rest during the Battle of Caen and play the guitar. (June-August 1944)

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Driver of a Bugatti Type 13 has a bit of a mishap 1920s

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Two members of the 1st Punjab Cavalry in 1893

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Two German Soldiers, February 1913

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Loggers use dynamite to split a log into movable pieces. Arcata, California, late 1940's 

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Three soldiers in Korea, June, 1952

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The Twin Towers Under construction 1971 

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Bren Gunner 1940s

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US soldiers fighting during the Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918

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A Japanese artist tattoos a pattern to a customer’s back, 1955

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Filipinos surrendering to US soldiers during the Philippine-American war, ca. 1899-1902

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The Grand Staircase of Titanic 1911-1912 

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The Empress Dowager Cixi in sedan chair surrounded by eunuchs, China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904 

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A 17 year-old Pele on a street of Sweden before the 1958 World Cup

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Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939

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Soviet soldiers in Stalingrad playing with a cat, late 1942, early 1943

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Tom Waits on a crowded street (1976)

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Soviet Union soldiers raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, 1945 

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Soviet sailors pose in front of a crashed Nazi plane after liberating Sevastopol. May 1944

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