Powerful Historic War Photography

Wars have existed since the beginning of mankind and some form of wars will always exist. The primary feature of the war behavior pattern is a certain state of organized violent conflict that is engaged in between two or more separate social entities. Such a conflict is always an attempt at altering either the psychological hierarchy or the material hierarchy of domination or equality between two or more groups. In today’s post we present 50 captivating photos taken during war periods and we feel the need to mention that the most significant are the World War I and II, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, and even some re-enactment photos. You will also find scenes from other wars and we invite you to observe and become aware of the evolution our world has suffered in the last few decades. Enjoy!

Desert Soldier

Desert Soldier author: Sergio Pessolano

World War I

World War I author: National Library of Scotland

Outside Captured German Dugout

Outside Captured German Dugout author: National Library of Scotland

Moving Big Guns up to the Front by Hand

Moving Big Guns up to the Front by Hand author: National Library of Scotland

Battle of Flanders, Ypres, Belgium, 1914

Battle of Flanders, Ypres, Belgium, 1914 author: National Library of Scotland

France, during World War I

France, during World War I author: National Library of Scotland

Moving our Guns to an Advanced Position

Moving our Guns to an Advanced Position author: National Library of Scotland

Dismantling an Aeroplane, During World War I

Dismantling an Aeroplane, During World War I author: National Library of Scotland

Army Chaplain Conducts a Service from the Cockpit of an Aeroplane, France, During World War I

Army Chaplain Conducts a Service from the Cockpit of an Aeroplane, France, During World War I author: National Library of Scotland

Merry Christmas from Russia with Love

Merry Christmas from Russia with Love author: sunnybrook100

NCOs 7th Dragoon Guards

NCOs 7th Dragoon Guards author: sunnybrook101

Soldier Rifle Firing Bullet Shell Smoking

Soldier Rifle Firing Bullet Shell Smoking author: gopal1035

German Landsturm Soldier in Namur

German Landsturm Soldier in Namur author: sunnybrook101

Supplies Moving Through Bastogne

Supplies Moving Through Bastogne author: damopabe

Civil War Nurse

Civil War Nurse author: Sunset Sailor

Gettysburg Horsemen

Gettysburg Horsemen author: Sunset Sailor

War Portrait

War Portrait author: Mo6

War-5

War-5 author: prolsit

No War

No War author: Urday

War

War author: Stimulated-Detergent

War 07

War 07 author: straszak

Not a Movie, But War Itself

Not a Movie, But War Itself author: Roxysurferchick

The Move to War

The Move to War author: Melee-pic

A Regimental Fife-and-Drum Corps

A Regimental Fife-and-Drum Corps author: National Archives and Records Administration

Black Laborers on a Wharf, James River, Va

 Black Laborers on a Wharf, James River, Va author: National Archives and Records Administration

Constructing Telegraph Lines, April 1864

Constructing Telegraph Lines, April 1864 author: National Archives and Records Administration

Scouts and guides for the Army of the Potomac

 Scouts and guides for the Army of the Potomac author: National Archives and Records Administration

A New York Herald Tribune Wagon and Reporters in the Field

A New York Herald Tribune Wagon and Reporters in the Field author: National Archives and Records Administration

President Lincoln Visiting the Battlefield at Antietam

President Lincoln Visiting the Battlefield at Antietam author: National Archives and Records Administration

Wounded Soldiers Being Tended in the Field

Wounded Soldiers Being Tended in the Field author: National Archives and Records Administration

Chaplain Conducting Mass

Chaplain Conducting Mass author: National Archives and Records Administration

Battle between the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor, Hampton Roads

 Battle between the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor, Hampton Roads author: National Archives and Records Administration

C.S.S. Manassas, Armored Ram

 C.S.S. Manassas, Armored Ram author: National Archives and Records Administration

To War…

To War… author: BenjH

Scary… Black Hawk Helicopter

Scary... Black Hawk Helicopter author: Olivier BRUTTIN

Gunners from 13th Field Battery, 1st Filed Regiment

Gunners from 13th Field Battery, 1st Filed Regiment author: Andrew Brooks

Members of the US Army Shoot Off Cannons

Members of the US Army Shoot Off Cannons author: Wesley Farnsworth

Last Throw

Last Throw author: Boris Kozlovsky

In the Army Now

In the Army Now author: anjelicek

The 13-inch Mortar “Dictator”

The 13-inch Mortar "Dictator" author: National Archives and Records Administration

Christmas Comes – Vietnam War Picture

Christmas Comes - Vietnam War Picture author: PatriotDuty

Shooting Range

Shooting Range author: Richard Calmes

Road Sign

Road Sign author: Richard Calmes

Thinking About Home

Thinking About Home author: Richard Calmes

Parade

Parade author: The Library of Congress

Tank Crew Standing in Front of M-4 Tank

Tank Crew Standing in Front of M-4 Tank author: The Library of Congress

M-3 Tanks in Action

M-3 Tanks in Action author: The Library of Congress

Photo of Unidentified Lancaster Bomber

Photo of Unidentified Lancaster Bomber author: manintheorangeshirt

World War 2 Reenactment

World War 2 Reenactment author: kawkawpa

US Soldiers Attach Relief Supplies

US Soldiers Attach Relief Supplies author: Sultan Dogar

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8 Responses:

  1. lchappell says:

    Great set of pictures

    ( 2 years and 1008 days ago )
  2. Darshan Pandit says:

    Great collection!

    ( 2 years and 1007 days ago )
  3. JnSavedByTheBell says:

    A trip down in human madness.
    Thou shall not kill … except if you are paid for it.
    Love thy neighbour … except if you can make a profit from it.
    War heroes … bringers of death.
    —————————————
    We cannot change history, only look at it.
    This collection spans the modern wars.
    World War I and II, the Civil War, the Vietnam War.
    Death count ranges in the 50 millions humans killed.
    Who got rich from it? The weapon makers.
    —————————————
    This is a great photo topic both in the choice of these pictures and the history lesson it gives us.

    ( 2 years and 1007 days ago )
  4. jmleclercq says:

    Great collection in memoriam…
    Jean-Michel

    ( 2 years and 1007 days ago )
  5. Jorge Solana says:

    Too bad you combined original and fake pictures.
    Demerits the whole set.
    The civil war nurse is clearly reenacted, as well as some others.

    ( 2 years and 996 days ago )
  6. Healthhere says:

    Really Cool!

    ( 2 years and 956 days ago )
  7. sewa elf jakarta says:

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    ( 2 years and 706 days ago )
  8. andrew fields says:

    Awesome pictures, i really like it. It remind us of our heroic history. Thanks for sharing this pictures.

    ( 2 years and 546 days ago )

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