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10 Historical Photos

1) An Austrian boy after receiving new shoes during World War One

2) The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 (3,245 years untouched)

3) The Eiffel Tower being painted in 1932

4) The last known photo of the Titanic above water in 1912

5) The “V-J Day” photo of the sailor and the nurse kissing in Times Square on August 14th 1945

6) A stripper visiting the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange in the late 1970s

7) A soviet solider chasing a man who had thrown stones at a tank in the Prague spring of 1968

8) A little girl sitting with her doll at her bombed home in London during 1940

9) The Beatles playing for 18 people in the Aldershot Club during December 1961. In 1 year and a half they would become world famous.

10) The first Woodstock in 1969

Horst Faas was an infamous war photographer that shot extensively through the Vietnam War theater. With another author he published a book on his and other photojournalist’s time in South East Asia titled,

Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina

He captured the War Is Hell image while touring South Vietnam in 1965.

The picture was always left uncaptioned and the face unidentified until it was revealed that the man was Larry Wayne Chaffin, their father. Research into the photo by the AP revealed that Fass added in his notes:

the unidentified Army soldier picture was shot June 18, 1965, and the soldier was with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defense duty at Phouc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam.

All match up with Chaffin’s war record and where he was deployed. According to the 173rd’s records on June 18, 1965 the units were sent to the town of Dong Xoai north of War Zone “D” after reports of Viet Cong activity. There was no contact and so they returned to their base but that the deployment was successful as the Americans were able to deploy a battalion task force within hours.

Later when Chaffin was discharged from the army his wife, Fran Chaffin Morrison, met him at the airport. She remembers that after getting off his plane he showed this portrait in a Stars and Stripes publication to which he joked that this “picture is going to make me rich sometime.”

Like a lot of Vietnam Vets he had trouble adjusting to life back home and died at the age of 39 from complications that arose from diabetes. The family is convinced that the diabetes was a result of his exposure to the infamous Agent Orange, a defoliant agent used in Vietnam and linked to multiple health issues. He died December 3, 1985, and is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Horst Fass was born in Germany and started his photography career at 21. During the Vietnam War he was a photo-editor as well as photojournalist. He was instrumental at getting two of the most famous Vietnam War pictures published the Vietnam Execution and the shot of naked Vietnamese girl running down the road. He 1967 an injury after he was hit by a RPG almost ended his life and left him with serious injuries to his legs. As chief photographer for the Associated Press (AP) in Saigon he won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize and then in 1972 Faas won a second Pulitzer Prize for his pictures of torture and executions in Bangladesh.

He was based in South Vietnam until 1974, in 1976 he moved to London and worked at the AP office until 2004. In addition to Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina he also co-wrote, Lost Over Laos: A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And FriendshipHe died Thursday May 10, 2012, he was 79..

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Jurassic Park was filled with terrifying dinosaurs, but none of them were scarier and more iconic than the Velociraptor. And although the movie made heavy use of CGI, much of the effects works was still being done with puppets and hunched-over guys in costumes. Like this little fella waving a towel around like a mischievous puppy. And check out the bitchin’ sleeveless shirt on that Pteranodon.

During filming, the dinosaurs had to be serviced from time to time, which led to even more absurdity.

8 Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Famous Horror Movies

On 10 June 1963, Vietnamese monk Thích Quảng Đức burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He emerged from a car, seated himself in the lotus position and meditated while his colleagues poured gasoline over him. Đức then struck a match and dropped it on himself. As flames consumed his robes and flesh, “he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him.” The self-immolation was done in response to the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem administration. This picture, first published in black and white, was taken by Associated Press photographer Malcolm Browne.