Posts Tagged 'disaster'

Photos From The Titanic

BuzzFeed published a set of photos of the Titanic, before it sank.

Check them out HERE.

Most Powerful Photos Of Last Week

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Once again, BuzzFeed published an excellent set of photographs documenting the week’s headlines. Check out the photos HERE.

Apollo 1 – A Short History

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Found a short history of the ill-fated Apollo 1 mission. Three astronauts, Command Pilot Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee, perished on the launchpad in a fire on January 27, 1967. There are rarely seen photos, some which people may find upsetting (charred spacesuits).

Read the history HERE.

Before And After Photos Of The Earthquake In Italy

Rescuers carry a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) NYTCREDIT: Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press

Towns in a mountainous stretch of central Italy were severely damaged by an earthquake that killed hundreds of people and trapped scores under debris.

The New York Times published this photo essay.

 

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of Last Week

See all the photos on BuzzFeed.

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See all the photos on BuzzFeed.

The Great Boston Molasses Flood Of 1919 [video]

85,000 British Newsreels Added To YouTube

MailOnline reports –

Nestled among horrific footage of the Hindenburg crash and a woman imprisoned in an underground room are bizarre, forgotten pieces of history – including a 10-stone toddler. Now newsreel archive British Pathé has opened these vaults to the public, uploading all 85,000 of its films to Youtube as a gift to the public. The firm was an iconic part of British life from 1896 to 1976, when for some the dramatic black-and-white reports aired in cinemas would be their only source of news. General manager Alastair White described the films as a ‘treasure trove’ and said: ‘Whether you’re looking for coverage of the Royal Family, the Titanic, the destruction of the Hindenburg, or quirky stories about British pastimes, it’ll be there on our channel. You can lose yourself for hours.’

Continue reading HERE

British Pathe’ YouTube channel HERE

WrightsWright brothers first flight video – 1903

 


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