L’Inconnue de la Seine, death mask of 16 year old girl pulled from the Seine. apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.
Carrying a guitar and a rifle, a Marine waits at a landing strip for a flight out of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, February It was the era of Rock & Roll and more people turned up for James Brown at the yearly USO extravaganza, than for Bob Hope.
German soldier lighting his cigarette with a flamethrower somewhere on the eastern front. Example of technology with the flamethrower in How ironic this picture is of how this device which is used to clear bunkers, is being used to light a cigarette
An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through
Rue Armand Levéel à Cherbourg.”Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse attempts to show us how close the past actually is to us, by combining the World War II pictures with the present day ones in her Ghosts of War series.