"The body of an Italian soldier lies where he fell during battle, in a stone-walled fort somewhere in the West Libyan desert, on Febrary 11, 1941." (AP)
French students from the Sorbonne in the Luxembourg Gardens - 1950
Waffen SS soldiers.
49 years ago today, Alabama state troopers attacked the 525 people who marched from Selma to Montgomery, protesting the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a demonstrator shot by police in February.
The New York Times reported 57 injuries in what would become known as Bloody Sunday.
“I fought in World War II, and I once was captured by the German army, and I want to tell you that the Germans never were as inhuman as the state troopers of Alabama.” - Hosea Williams
Lines of policemen protecting a pro-Confederate newspaper from a pro-Union mob, San Francisco, c. 1861. Source.
Monty (2nd left) meets the surrendering German high command on windswept Luneburg Heath in northern Germany in May 1945