Discussion in 'General Multimedia' started by plugwater, Dec 17, 2009.
East and West German handshake, across the Berlin Wall!
Munich Air Disaster 6th Feb 1958
23 players, supporters, crew and journalists died when the third attempted take off of British European Airways Flight 609 resulted in the plane crashing back to the slush covered runway.
And the 50th anniversary commemoration versus Manchester City - February 2008.
Those who died were:
Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment, co-pilot (survived the crash but suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital three weeks later as a result of brain damage)
Tom Cable, cabin steward
Manchester United players
Duncan Edwards (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later)
Liam "Billy" Whelan
Manchester United Staff
Walter Crickmer, club secretary
Tom Curry, trainer
Bert Whalley, chief coach
Alf Clarke, Manchester Evening Chronicle
Donny Davies, Manchester Guardian
George Follows, Daily Herald
Tom Jackson, Manchester Evening News
Archie Ledbrooke, Daily Mirror
Henry Rose, Daily Express
Frank Swift, News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper; died on his way to hospital)
Eric Thompson, Daily Mail
Bela Miklos, travel agent
and Willie Satinoff, supporter, racecourse owner and close friend of Matt Busby.
We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll keep the Red Flag flying high,
'Cos Man United will never die......
Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell captured the harrowing images of the victims of Haiti in 2008. Farrell documented the Haitian tragedy with impressive black-and-white stills. The subject of â€œAfter the Stormâ€ is a boy who is trying to save a stroller after the tropical storm Hanna struck Haiti.
Soviet Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan!
A famous shot from WW2 commonly called Kombat. It was taken by Soviet war correspondent ÐœÐ°ÐºÑÐ° ÐÐ»ÑŒÐ¿ÐµÑ€Ñ‚Ð° is 1941, and he claimed that the political officer portrayed died immediately after it was taken. Much later, the officer was identified and there was a bit of controversy over whether it was staged propaganda.
The photo is part of The Washington Postâ€™s Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
Chernobyl, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
"Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel," the defining portrait of one of the 20th centuryâ€™s most influential figures, almost didnâ€™t happen, thanks to the Mahatmaâ€™s strict demands. Granted a rare opportunity to photograph Indiaâ€™s leader; Life staffer Margaret Bourke-White was all set to shoot when Gandhiâ€™s secretaries stopped her cold: If she was going to photograph Gandhi at the spinning wheel (a symbol for Indiaâ€™s struggle for independence), she first had to learn to use one herself.
But that wasnâ€™t all. The ascetic Mahatma wasnâ€™t to be spoken to (it being his day of silence.) And because he detested bright light, Bourke-White was only allowed to use three flashbulbs. Having cleared all these hurdles, however, there was still one more â€“ the humid Indian weather, which wreaked havoc on her camera equipment. When time finally came to shoot, Bourke-Whiteâ€™s first flashbulb failed. And while the second one worked, she forgot to pull the slide, rendering it blank.
She thought it was all over, but luckily, the third attempt was successful. In the end, she came away with an image that became Gandhiâ€™s most enduring representation. it was also among the last portraits of his life; he was assassinated less than two years later.
Little Boy over Hiroshima (L) and Fat Man over Nagasaki (R)!
Tasr Bomba (Kuz'kina Mat'), Novaya Zemlya, USSR
One of the best
An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spider's webs.
The tip of the sharpest manmade item, a tungsten needle.
Each orb is an individual atom.
Sharpest Manmade Object
Orville Wright makes the first ever manned flight. December 17 1903
Very very very nice posts.....
I am stoned in front of the all pictures our world is very strange
Re: Bad press for US, in the US! Vietnam!
40 years after Vietnam War photo, Napalm girl Kim Phuc looks back - NYPOST.com
'Napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40
Vietnam war survivor Kim Phuc.
Gujrat massacre of muslims -2002
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