โšœ๏ธHistory In Art & Photos ๐Ÿ–ผ
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Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany in Bjรถrkรถ for the signing of a secret mutual defense accord, July 1905. Colourized
18 June 1815: The French armies of Napoleon were defeated by British-led coalition consisting of units from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick, and Nassau, under the command of the Duke of Wellington and a Prussian army under the command of Field Marshal von Blรผcher at the Battle of Waterloo. This marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
Following this defeat, Napoleon was exiled on St Helena, an island off the coast of Africa where he would remain until his death.
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Bedouin soldiers from the Israeli Defense Force on parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 1949
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ A logging family next to a 1,300+ year old sequoia tree, California, 1890s.
Raphael Semmes, Captain of the Confederate sloop-of-war CSS Alabama, standing aft of the mainsail by his ship's aft 8-inch smooth bore gun during her visit to Cape Town, South Africa, in August 1863.
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น An Ethiopian archbishop, June 1931, original colour photo
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช A tall and a short German soldier stand next to each other for a humorous height comparison, 1910s
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The 19th century neo-Gothic Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the Thames in London, backlit by German bomb blasts and fires during the Blitz, c. 1940-1941
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 20 June 1837: Victoria becomes queen of Britain at 18 years old. At 6 a.m. on June 20, 1837, Victoria was woken from her bed at and informed that her uncle, King William IV, had suffered a heart attack and died during the night. She would reign 63 years until her death in 1901.
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Occupied and soon abandoned: Japanese troops land on Kiska island, Aleutians, Alaska Territory, the first location on American soil to be invaded/occupied by enemy forces briefly during WWII; June 1942.
A couple from Dagestan in the Caucasus near the Caspian Sea, c. 1907-1915. Original autochrome colour photo by Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorski
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Free French Foreign Legionaires attack Axis positions during the Battle of Bir Hakeim, 1942.
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ The streets of Avila, Spain, c. 1910-1920s
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ An Australian Tanker using a captured Italian tank, Egypt 1942. Kangaroos have been painted on the side. ๐Ÿฆ˜
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ A view of the market square and Knight's Hall in the Hague, the Netherlands, 1890s, photochrome
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ A Hungarian couple dressed in traditional wedding attire, c. 1890s-1910s
German soldiers watch a burning Russian village at the beginning of the war with the USSR; June 1941.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece. Built during 444โ€“440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Hausa youths playing instruments in Kano, Nigeria, 1950
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Polish soldiers on parade in Warsaw, August 1939. Poland would be invaded and occupied by Nazi and Soviet forces in September.