Photos That Changed the World

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  1. Negative Creep

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    To make up for not having posted in a while, thought I'd share this link I found on another forum. About half I'd seen countless times, but there are some I'd never seen and they are all incredible in their own way

    Note - some are NSFW

    Photos that Changed the World
     
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    thx for the interesting link. I´ve never seen some of them...
     
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    Before I even looked at the images, the first one I thought of was the one where the fireman is carrying the infant from the Oklahoma City bombing. These are powerful images.
     
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    Powerful pics mate!
     
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    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

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    Never seen most of these photos before, and they're pretty poweful. Thanks Creep.
     
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    Amazing photos,Thanks for sharing
     
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    What is wrong with this caption for 10 points. :rolleyes:

    Omaha Beach

    Omaha Beach was the code name of one of the points where the Allies would land and invade France, which was then conquered by Germany during the World War II. The beach is located in the shores of Normandy, facing the English Channel.

    The British troops invaded Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, and waged an attack on the German forces in three bloody assaults. To land on the beach was a difficult task due to the rocky terrains of the area, but because of the joined powers of the Air Force and Navy, the Germans were defeated by end of the day, and the D-Day objectives were fulfilled.
     
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    And here I thought it was the Hungarians...Silly me.:rolleyes: And I'm glad they fulfilled ALL their D-Day objectives. What history have I been reading?
     
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    Well their was one Hungarian their, the photographer of this picture Robert Capa. Capa took 106 photos of the Omaha landings but when they were developed in London all but 10 were ruined.
     
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    I can remember when there was official and public denial of the fact that the famous Iwo Jima flag was the second flag raised there.
     
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    Wow, I didn't know that. See what you can learn when you're trying to be a sarcastic know-it-all?!? Seriously I was just trying to insert something unlikely and for some reason that came to mind. I should have said Aztecs or maybe Mayans. Anyway, thanks for the info bigZ. Imagine what those photos would have shown if the hadn't been over-developed in haste? Sad. I wonder if modern technology could have gotten something from them if they were still around. I also read that a duffle bag of motion picture film and/or still shots was dropped over the side of some ship while being transfered aboard for the trip back to England. What would they have shown?
     
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