45 Rare Historical Photos You’ll Never Forget

I love looking at old pictures, especially ones that truly document what life was like decades ago. Luckily we found some old photos that are amazing. These incredibly rare photos are amazing. And by amazing I mean interesting, shocking, disturbing, and a whole list of other things. Have a look through them and see if you agree.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

1. This is the actual execution of Amon Goeth. He was famously depicted in the movie Schindler’s List, as firing on concentration camp prisoners with a sniper rifle from his balcony.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

2. Soviet 152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, 1944.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

3. Mussolini’s fascist party headquarters in Rome.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

4. Cadets on drill at Eton college.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

5. Raising of the Nazi battle flag at the Parthenon. Athens, Greece.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

6. Loyalist Militiaman at time of death, Spanish Civil War.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

7. Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, France.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

8. The woman who was the model for the face of the Statue of Liberty standing beside it.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

9. American Invasion Force lands at the Gilbert Islands.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

10. Bombing run on Kobe, Japan.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

11. Testing of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

12. 1914 eruption of Mt. Sakurajima, Japan.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

13. The crew of the Enterprise (Star Trek) visit the space shuttle, Enterprise.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

14. German soldier mocking a Jew.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

15. Fallen comrade. Vietnam.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

16. Australian POW about to be executed by his Japanese captors.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

17. Skylab. America’s first space station.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

18. A young French woman being punished for having a relationship with a German soldier.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

19. Shel Silverstein, Bill Cosby, and Hugh Hefner.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

20. German soldier in despair on the Eastern front.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

21. B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber prototype flight in December 1947.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

22. German soldiers powering a generator.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

23. Unloading cargo onto the beaches after the battle of D-Day.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

24. Due to the need to sit for long periods of time to take a photo in the 1800’s, a mother would drape herself in fabric or attempt to hide herself out of the camera’s view while holding her baby.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

25. Sinking of the SS Normandie after she caught fire.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

26. The Carving of Mt. Rushmore.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

27. Flight of the Concords.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

28. Full military honors granted by the Luftwaffe at the funerals of R.A.F Sergeants Butlin and Holden who were shot down over Jersey.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

29. At the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bystanders reaching out to shake hands with East German border guards.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

30. Andy Warhol’s BMW art car.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

31. TBF-1c Avenger from the squadron VT-26, after engine failure during take off from the aircraft carrier USS Bataan CVE-29.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

32. A young George Patton.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

33. Relations pamphlet between Nazi Germany and the Arab world.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

34. American plane crashing on a carrier.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

35. May 1934: The first flight of the Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky at a military parade in Red Square.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

36. An article from an American magazine on Iran.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

37. Before and after pictures of the Islamic revolution.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

38. Iran 1970 compared to Iran 2009.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

39. 1958 Army Jupiter C Missile, Cape Canaveral.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

40. Early construction on the World Trade Center.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

41. French civilians mourning the loss of a friend killed during the onslaught of the D-Day landings.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

42. Soldiers of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB – Division of the Brazilian Army in the campaign of Italy)

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

43. Execution by cannon.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

44. The KKK marching in broad daylight.

45 Rare Historical Photos You'll Never Forget

45. Workers posing with a drill carving a tunnel beneath the streets of 1800’s London.

There is so much history in these pictures. They never showed any of these when I was in school. I think it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Which one impacted you the most?

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