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17 Rare and Surprising Historical Images

 We all learned a lot about the events that shaped the world when we were students, and some of us may have even continued to increase this knowledge as the years have passed. However, there are things that are difficult to understand only by reading history books. It is known that there is no substitute for seeing something for yourself, especially when historic photographs allow us to see the past from a new and unfamiliar angle. So, if you want to go back to the day when an atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki, get a glimpse behind the scenes of one of the most successful clubs in New York in the 1940s or see the "vacuum cleaner of the future" presented in 1959, we welcome you to enjoy the following glances at the past.

1. Norma Jean Baker, who in the future will be recognized as Marilyn Monroe, works at a Radioplane Factory which manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles - 1945

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2. Children hiding in canals during the German blitz on England in 1941

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3. An experimental train invented by George Benny being tested in Scotland - 1929

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4. An American officer near a 500-year-old statue that was stolen by the Nazis from Krakow and hidden in the Nuremberg castle in 1945

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5. The explosion nickname “Fat Man,” left behind by the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki in 1945

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6. The dressing room of the dancers at the Copacabana Club in New York - 1948

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7. Sports instructors from the USSR during a parade held in the city of Moscow in 1956

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8. The last moments before the execution of Anton Dostler, a senior commander of the Wehrmacht who commanded Nazi forces during World War II - 1945

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9. The Imperator, a German passenger ship which was the largest of its kind in the world during its time -  1913

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10. A friendly chess game between Vladimir Lenin and physician and philosopher Alexander Bogdanov (Malinovsky) in Italy in 1908

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11. Pope John Paul II, moments after his assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Agha - 1981

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12. The independent and futuristic robot vacuum invented by Whirlpool exhibited at the American Exhibition in Moscow in 1959

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13. Refugees from Yugoslavia sunbathe on the shores of the Suez Canal near the camp established in Sinai for the refugees of World War II - 1944

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14. French President Charles de Gaulle is dropped off by a helicopter that brought him back from Germany to Paris after he left the country abruptly following civil unrest in 1968

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15. The scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, as predicted by the soldiers at the base on nearby Ford Island - 1941

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16. Building the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, at a time when it was still home to two separate hotels - 1902

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17. A single car passes by a row of Soviet tanks in Czechoslovakia in the spring of Prague - 1968

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