Colorized Historical Photos Will Change How You Feel About The Past

Colorizing these historical photos can really mess with your mind. That “straight into the camera stare” makes this look like a still from Inglourious Basterds.  In reality, it’s American troops preparing Nazi Major General Anton Dostler for execution after he was found guilty of war crimes. Dostler was the commander of German 75th Army Corps when he ordered and oversaw the execution of 15 US Army soldiers in Italy on March 26th, 1944. Dostler’s well-deserved sentence was death; he was (fittingly!) executed by a 12-man firing squad on December 1st, 1945.

June 6th, 1944: D-Day. The Normandy landings begin with this eery shot from inside one of the amphibious landing craft carrying troops from the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Division. Landing on Omaha Beach, the men waded ashore as part of the (as we all know, successful) Allied military campaign to free France. Seeing this in color from the perspective of the men heading straight into the jaws of death makes it all pretty real, doesn’t it?

King George V at Buckingham Palace in 1914, shortly before the outbreak of World War I, a conflict in which the rule of two of his cousins, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, fell. While King George ruled for a respectable 26 years, he is the grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch in history. So while we’ve never seen her in a hat quite that fabulous, she wins!

Previous 2 of 5 Next

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Living In Kentucky, Katy Perry Says About Hollywood: ‘We’re Living In A Bubble’

Once reaching national fame, plenty of stars seem to call Hollywood home. That was the…

5 hours ago

One Of The Ex-Contestants of ‘The Voice’ Could Be Elvis Presley’s Grandson — Meet Dakota Striplin

After an electrifying blind audition performance on The Voice, Dakota Striplin revealed he that might…

2 days ago

A McDonald’s Employee Advises Customers To Buy 20 Nuggets Every Time They Order

A man presumed to be McDonald's employee has shown the general public how to get…

2 days ago

Why Are Meg Ryan and Kelly McGillis Not In ‘Top Gun: Maverick’?

When it comes to the cast of Top Gun: Maverick, director Joseph Kosinski has explained…

3 days ago

The Video Stevie Nicks Can’t Watch: ‘It Makes Me Want To Go Back And Stab Myself’

American singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks started her career with boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham in 1972.…

3 days ago

96-Year-Old Dick Van Dyke Seen For The First Time In A Year

Dick Van Dyke was seen out and about with his wife Arlene Silver for the…

3 days ago