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  • Some of the best historical photos, images, maps and graphics that we have found on the web and in books. This history by picture is history as you have not seen it before. Enjoy!

    Daily History Picture: Date Snafu September 16, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Date Snafu

    It happens to us all

    Daily History Picture: Scramble! September 15, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Scramble!

    Battle of Britain pilots run for their planes.

    Daily History Picture: Greek Troops Go Forward September 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Greek Troops Go Forward

    Greek troops head towards the Italian invasion

    Daily History Picture: The Great Basil D’Oliveira September 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Great Basil D'Oliveira

    Basil plays in township in South Africa

    Daily History Picture: Bataan Death March September 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bataan Death March

    All to real Japanese abuse of prisoners.

    Daily History Picture: Stalin Pun September 10, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Stalin Pun

    Sorry

    Daily History Picture: Elephant Jump September 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Elephant Jump

    The elephant survived… Quite why anyone would put an elephant on a mono-rail I’m not sure but this picture captures the moment it jumps. 19 Sep 2015: Gary V writes in. There is a wikipedia page! ‘On 21 July 1950 the circus director Franz Althoff had Tuffi, then 4 years old, take the Schwebebahn in […]

    Daily History Picture: Crete Defeat September 8, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Crete Defeat

    British troops surrender in Crete to German paratroopers. (May have been New Zealanders).

    Daily History Picture: Anti-Lynching September 7, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Anti-Lynching

    Anti-lynching demonstration

    Daily History Picture: Marlene’s Most Amazing Kiss September 6, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Marlene's Most Amazing Kiss

    Picture of the month? I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before. Marlene Dietrich kisses a serviceman coming home, 1945.

    Daily History Picture: Hurricane Pilot September 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Hurricane Pilot

      A. G. Lewis DFC, July 1940 in the middle of the Battle of Britain. Dominion pilot (South Africa) who came, fought and survived the war.  

    Daily History Picture: US Anger September 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: US Anger

    1976, a US flag becomes an unlikely weapon in a demonstration.  

    Daily History Picture: Winston and Kaiser September 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Winston and Kaiser

    The Kaiser meets the most presumptuous Briton of his generation: love Churchill’s boyish face.

    Daily History Picture: Prayer in Victory July 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Prayer in Victory

    Picture of the month.  

    Daily History Picture: POW Comes Home July 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: POW Comes Home

      Lorrie Stirm Kitching [the girl running to greet her father, who had been released in 1973 after fives years in a Hanoi prison] ‘We have this very nice picture of a very happy moment, but every time I look at it, I remember the families that weren’t reunited, and the ones that aren’t being reunited […]

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