“Powder smoke and dust billow as a recoilless rifle team of Co. D, 7th infantry Regiment, 3rd U.S. Infantry Division, fire their weapon at Chinese Communist position on Hill 200 near Qnmong-Myon, Korea. 9 November 1951.”
The Korean War lasted from June 1950 to July 1953.
This photograph is dated the 18th of September, 1950, and the caption reads as follows:
Two North Korean boys, serving in the North Korean Army, taken prisoner in the Sindang-dong area by elements of the 389th Infantry Regiment, are interrogated by a U.S. soldier shortly after their capture.
The Korean War broke out on the 25th of June, 1950. On that day North Korea (backed by China and the Soviet Union) invaded the South (supported by the United Nations).
This is the 21st September edition of New York’s Sunday News from 1958, announcing that US civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been stabbed in the chest the day before, at Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem.
The attacker was a woman named Izola Curry, and the crime surprised many as she was African American.
7th August 1957: The tail of an airship sticks up in the air after it was brought down by a nuclear test in Nevada, USA.
The downing of the (unmanned) ship came at the height of tensions during the Cold War, at a time Russian/Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, infamous for carrying out Stalinist purges in Ukraine, was repeatedly threatening the West with nuclear annihilation.
928 nuclear tests were held at the site in Nevada. The frequent mushroom clouds, seen for miles, became Las Vegas tourist attractions.