This photo shows alcohol being poured from out a window during a prohibition. Any business owner will go through all kinds of trouble to make sure that their business thrives, and after police had found out about the illegal business going on inside an apartment, naturally, they had to dispose of the booze.
Prohibition was embraced by the American government in 1919, and it managed to hold on until 1933. During this time, alcohol became banned, which led to criminal offenses performed by those who traded it. The prohibition was proved to be ultimately unsuccessful in the long run because many people draw parallels between contemporary recreational illegal substances and alcohol.
The bombing of the Japanese city of Kobe was all part of the strategic campaign that was waged by the United States of America against civilian and military targets. A few months later, during the war, the city was bombed for the second time because it was the sixth-largest area of Japan, with a population of over one million people.
This photo is unique and rare and shows the city of Kobe from a bird's view. The raid that took place on the 16th and 17th of March 1945 was one of the harshest ones in that war, making only the bombing of Hiroshima more tragic and devastating.
This photo is of the before and after of the Japanese city of Nagasaki. It was bombed on August 9, 1945. A plutonium bomb was detonated over the city, killing over 39,000 to 80,000 people that day. These photos only show rare proof of what had happened.
The bombing of Nagasaki was the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Six days after the horrific event, the Japanese army surrendered, and on September 2nd, 1945, the Instrument of Surrender was signed. Studies claim that there was no other way to bring the war to an end, and if atomic weapons were not used, the war would have resulted in many more casualties on both sides.
A Liverpool School During the War
During the Second World War, the British Islands were constantly bombed by Germany, and as a precaution, all citizens of the UK were required to wear a mask. Children were not an exception, and the entire population had to practice wearing these masks to ensure they were ready should the worst come.
Everyday activities, especially for these young children, would not be interrupted by the masks, and life had to go on. The children in this photo are seen waiting patiently in line for their turn on the seesaw. The discomfort of wearing this is disturbingly felt by looking at them and their body language.
In 1934, the Thanksgiving Celebration of the Reich, otherwise called the Reichserntedankfest Rally. There were over 700,000 participants. It was such a big event that no one expected to have that many people in one place. It was a powerful event, too, and it certainly boosted morale and royalty among German Citizens.
Although this photo may look like a rally to so many people, it isn’t. It is a Thanksgiving celebration and can sometimes be mistaken for rallies at Nuremberg. This was taken almost five years before the Second World War broke, so the regime rallies in such great volume would only take place a few years later.