30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever
We should warn our readers that some of these pictures may upset them, while others may fill them with joy. But that's precisely because these images reflect some of the best and worst parts of the human experience and world events – our suffering and our triumphs, our perseverance and our failures, our compassion and our hatred, our intelligence and our stupidity.
On November 15th, 1969, over a million people gathered to protest the Vietnam war. Over a million people may have died because the U.S. covered up the real reason for the Vietnam War. Read more about the history here #Vietnamwar #UShistory #Protestsigns
1st Battalion, 9th Marines Sniper Team, 1969
"On Target: A Marine sniper team with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines [1/9] opens fire on the enemy while participating in Operation Dewey Canyon. The multi-battalion offensive thrust in the jungles just northwest of the A Shau Valley netted the Marines 436 enemy killed during the first 30 days of the operation (official USMC photo by Lance Corporal D. L. Randolph)." From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, Quantico, Virginia OFFICIAL USMC…
What’s so interesting about this photograph of a Viet Cong woman fighter?
Photo © Le Minh Truong Firstly, she’s wielding an M-16, the standard issue American solider’s rifle. Secondly, it’s another great propaganda photo from the North Vietnamese –…
Old-Timey Photos With An Interesting Story Behind Them - Page 9
Old photos are fun to look at, as they give us a glimpse at a time period we’ve only heard about from our parents and grandparents. The photos in this slideshow will do just that, but they also have backstories that will leave you wanting more.
A US Special Forces soldier pulls a dead North Vietnamese soldier from a hole outside the Special Forces outpost, on June 21, 1969, during the Ben Het battle, in Dak Seang area.