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Historic Photos.

Discussion in 'World History' started by Harvin87, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Is it me or does nonconformists picture of hitler seem to have a different facial structure than the actual Hitler?

    The Jawbones look different.
     
  2. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    British tanks deployed to repel the Dreadful Bolshevik Threat, i.e. Glaswegians.



    Bash those reds, boys!
     
  3. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Berlin, Liebknecht-Haus am Bülowplatz
     
  4. Volum

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  5. Squonk

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    R. Luksemburg, a fameous polish/jewish/german communist leader, gives a speech.



    J. Pilsudski gives some orders to Americans fighting with Poles against Soviet Russia in 1920



    marshall Pilsudski and newly elected first president of Poland, G. Narutowicz, soon (6 days later) to be assasinated.




    These are rather fameous photos. It's marshall J. Pilsudski during the may putsch. He is going to / awaiting legal president Wojciechowski on a bridge. They had a talk there, which ended in failure, lead to an armed struggle and resulted in establishment of an autoritarian regime in Poland.





    W. Wasilewska. Although J. Pilsudski was her godfather, she was a devouted communist. She was so devouted to the cause of Soviet Union that in 1939 he called herself "previous Pole", later fought for Lwow not being part of Poland, and, eventually, decided to stay in USSR instead of returning to Poland. She was a member of leadership of USSR, and one of the closest political allies of Stalin. Here, as a member of Stalin's "Union of Polish Patriotes", she gives a speech to polish army in presence of general Z. Berling.



    J. Cyrankiewicz, who spent 1/4 century as prime minister of People's Republic of Poland, and J. Stalin. Cyrankiewicz was a pre-war socialist politician. During the war he was a prisoner of Auschwitz. After the war he tried to mantain independance of Socialist Party, in fact quoting Stalin himself, who said "PPS is needed by Poles" or something like this, but, eventually, was forced merger with the communists.



    B. Bierut, the stalinist leader of Poland, a grim figure, but, allegedly, quite pleasant in person





    Bierut died in Moscow, shortly after fameous Khrushtschev's speach about Stalin. This is his funeral. It was widely speculated that he was either poisoned, as an enemy of Khrushtschev, or he died of heart attack after this speach. However, he was already very ill when he came to Moscow.







    1956, anti-communist manifestations etc in Poznań. Cyrankiewicz gave a fameous speech in which he declared that whoever shall raise his hand against people's rule, will have his hand cut off.



    W. Gomułka was a communist leader mistrusted by Stalin as he was - due to a lack of radio connection - elected without his consent. When he dared to say that Communist Party of Poland (R. Luksemburg etc) were wrong in being against polish independance, he was accused of "right wing - nationalist deviation" and imprisoned for the entire stalist period. In 1956, he was offered the rule, as the only relatively popular communist politician. He ended badly, however.



    Another communist leader of Poland, Gierek, kissing Brezhnev.
     
  6. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Your photo reminds me of some I have seen of Liverpool during the 1911 General Transport Strike. As a major port as well as a large city the strike was a major problem for the authorities since it started with merchant sailors but soon spread to tram workers, dockers and some railway personnel.

    The paralysis of the city was a major problem and forced the authorities to deploy troops into the city including the Scots Greys.



    These were generally used alongside police to escort goods through the city. The strike committee gave permission for some goods such as flour, milk, medicine etc to be moved but most of the city was at a standstill.

    The authorities also sent HMS Antrim into the Mersey - quite what it was going to do there was anyone's guess.



    At one point one of the major figures in the Strike Committe, Tom Mann was addressing a crowd when a convoy passed by under police and military escort. In the volatile atmosphere the soldiers have fixed bayonets. The civilian in front is a magistrate with the power to read the riot act if needed.



    Extra Police were drafted in from across the country to support the local force. They also employed armoured vehicles with mesh roofs to protect those inside whilst the vehicle negotiated the streets of the city.



    In the end there was two deaths during the strike. A convoy of prison vans were attacked in a dock area and troops shot down two men. The strikes petered out eventually when negotiations were re-opened between the employers and unions.

    Tom Mann was an interesting character by the way. He was a fierce trade unionist, pacifist and communist who was once convicted under an 18th century law against inciting troops to mutiny. He wanted to fight in the Spanish Civil War but as he was 80 at the time it broke out thought better of it. Instead a unit in the International Brigade was named after him.

     
  7. Dudemeister

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    "chaos days" 1995 in hannover.



     
  8. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    What was that all about?
     
  9. duckduckswan

    duckduckswan Borelord

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    Awesome mohawk overload in that second picture.
     
  10. Dudemeister

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    a punk meet-up/festival went out of hands and sparked weeks of national discussion.
    in subculture it's seen as an almost mythological event today.
     
  11. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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  12. Lord Baal

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    Where the hell was that taken from? One of the airfcraft dropping those bombs? It seems to be an odd perspective. At first, I thought they were zeppelins, and one of them had crashed into that ship on the far right.
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    It appears to be taken from the heights above Omaha Beach.
     
  14. ParkCungHee

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    Those aren't Bombs, they're barrage balloons.
     
  15. say1988

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    Barrage balloons. You were closer with your first guess. The balloons and their ropes were supposed to prevent any aircraft from flying at low altitude due to the risk of damage. This would particularly encomber strafing fighters and ground attack aircraft.
    The one on the ship has likely just been inflated and being/about to be launched.
     
  16. Lord Baal

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    I guess this proves I should trust my instincts.
     
  17. Dragonlord

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    Optics can be strange - I immediately saw them as barrage balloons. Until this moment, I literally hadn't seen that they have the same shape as a bomb. Once pointed out, I could see how you could mistake the perceptive, though.
     
  18. frekk

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    Maybe some thoughtful personal rearranged them for him.
     
  19. frekk

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    Why is there a Union Jack?
     
  20. say1988

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    I would guess that either the anti-communists were pro-British or there was a British presence (either a consulate or civilians) in Poznan where that was taken.
     

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