U-boats were a class of German submarines that caused much panic among the Allied power’s navies. They were built especially to use against the U.S. and the Western European countries during the Second World War. On April 17, 1943, the U175 was sent on its third patrol in the Atlantic. In the North Atlantic, southwest of Ireland, the US treasury-class cutter, “Spencer,” could fulfill the mission it had been sent on – to hunt U-boats.
Here we have an image from the Coast Guard of the “Spencer” that has a view after it opened fire on the U-175. Though 13 crew members were killed, the “Spencer” managed to rescue 19 who had been on board the U-175.
The Carving of Mount Rushmore
This is probably not a typical photo of the 3rd US President, Thomas Jefferson. Instead, it is an extreme close-up of his eye. In 1927, American sculptor Gutzon Borglum, with the help of his son, Lincoln Borglum, began the task of carving the faces of four American presidents. The four presidents were chosen because they distinctly shaped the nation into what it would become.
In this photograph, we see a worker dangerously hanging onto the eyelid of Thomas Jefferson, revealing the great risks involved in the carving of this US monument. The four carved presidents are one of the most visited sites in the United States, and over two million people tour the site annually.
This actress is the quintessential blonde beauty, and this one iconic image of her has stood the test of time. This one is a photo of the actress during the filming of a scene of “The Seven Year Itch” where she is speaking to her co-star, Tom Ewell. The photo that became iconic is when the blower from the subway grater activated, lifting the actress’ skirt. Taken so many years ago, it is unlikely this photo will ever disappear from collective memory.
The famous photograph was taken by Sam Shaw, and at the time, he was unaware that his work of art was about to become one of the most famous images in the world. The dress was made to her measurements, and she wore it to perfection.
Graffiti on the Reichstag Walls
The Second World War continued until September 1945; however, this was in the Pacific as in Europe, and the fighting had come to an end on May 7. Here is a picture of the Reichstag in Berlin. The Russian attack was severe, and the Germans expected no kindness from the Russians. After almost six years of chaos and brutality, it was time for revenge.
If you look closely at the text scribbled on the walls, you will also see that a lot of the graffiti in the picture is written in Russian, a symbol of the Russian takeover. There were over 27 million casualties on the Russian side, making this one of the most devastating episodes in Russian history.
The Most Infamous Boxing Match
They say a picture says 1000 words. This one tells 1000 words about a battle that occurred on July 3, 1899. At the turn of the 20th century, we learn a lot about the recreational activities and fashion choices of naval officers. Boxing is certainly not a popular pastime, nor is the diaper-looking pair of shorts seen on the boxer on the left.
This amazing photo was taken by Edward H. Hart on the anniversary of the battle of Santiago, Cuba. Up until the early 1800s, Boxing was preserved in European countries; however, once it reached American shores, it sunk in and hit hard.