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German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa, Italy, on December 1, 1945. [1600x1048]

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  • wittyid2016
    22 points Dec 13,2018, 6:20pm

    There is a documentary on Youtube about this from shortly after the war that includes video of the execution (NSFW). Also, that photo is edited as the execution appears to have taken place during the day.

  • beefstewforyou
    16 points Dec 13,2018, 4:57pm

    Why did they still have him wear that uniform?

  • thegreat88
    4 points Dec 13,2018, 7:13pm

    Priest puts his iPhone down for a moment to confer....

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  • wittyid2016
    22 points Dec 13,2018, 6:20pm

    There is a documentary on Youtube about this from shortly after the war that includes video of the execution (NSFW). Also, that photo is edited as the execution appears to have taken place during the day.

  • beefstewforyou
    16 points Dec 13,2018, 4:57pm

    Why did they still have him wear that uniform?

  • thegreat88
    4 points Dec 13,2018, 7:13pm

    Priest puts his iPhone down for a moment to confer....

  • deleted
    -5 points Dec 13,2018, 4:14pm

    [deleted]

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A member of the US Army sprays disinfectant over the bodies of Jonestown victims before placing them into plastic body bags for removal to Georgetown. November 20th, 1978. [1067 x 1600]

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  • RyanSmith
    3 points Dec 12,2018, 3:45pm
  • deleted
    -19 points Dec 12,2018, 4:17pm

    [deleted]

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  • RyanSmith
    3 points Dec 12,2018, 3:45pm
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    -19 points Dec 12,2018, 4:17pm

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Charles (Lucky) Luciano, Sicily, Italy, 1949 [1280 x 803]

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    1 points Dec 11,2018, 10:10am

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  • 13toros13
    170 points Dec 11,2018, 8:06am

    Who is famously alleged to have said “if I had it to do over again I would have done it all legit. Because an crooked million is just as hard to get as an honest million”

  • MaddyMccanCan
    46 points Dec 11,2018, 7:34am

    Mr mafia if i am not mistaken? right

  • sussoutthemoon
    38 points Dec 11,2018, 8:06am

    Charles "Lucky" Luciano (/ˌluːtʃiˈɑːnoʊ/;[1] born Salvatore Lucania;[2] November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an influential Italian-born mobster, criminal mastermind, and crime lord who operated mainly in the United States. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the first Commission. He was also the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associates, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Luciano

  • ChunkyMunky666
    4 points Dec 11,2018, 9:43am

    There is something about this photo of him that is just striking where it goes against the rules of photography where you don't center a person in a photograph but with this the black and white colors, the still and calm nature of him as he holds his cup of coffee is just striking.

  • Zermask79
    2 points Dec 11,2018, 10:03am

    First time that I'm seeing a picture of him after watching all of Boardwalk Empire. I need to go see the others as well.

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  • 13toros13
    170 points Dec 11,2018, 8:06am

    Who is famously alleged to have said “if I had it to do over again I would have done it all legit. Because an crooked million is just as hard to get as an honest million”

  • MaddyMccanCan
    46 points Dec 11,2018, 7:34am

    Mr mafia if i am not mistaken? right

  • sussoutthemoon
    19 points Dec 11,2018, 6:07am

    Photo by Slim Aarons.

  • sussoutthemoon
    38 points Dec 11,2018, 8:06am

    Charles "Lucky" Luciano (/ˌluːtʃiˈɑːnoʊ/;[1] born Salvatore Lucania;[2] November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an influential Italian-born mobster, criminal mastermind, and crime lord who operated mainly in the United States. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the first Commission. He was also the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associates, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Luciano

  • ChunkyMunky666
    4 points Dec 11,2018, 9:43am

    There is something about this photo of him that is just striking where it goes against the rules of photography where you don't center a person in a photograph but with this the black and white colors, the still and calm nature of him as he holds his cup of coffee is just striking.

  • Zermask79
    2 points Dec 11,2018, 10:03am

    First time that I'm seeing a picture of him after watching all of Boardwalk Empire. I need to go see the others as well.

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Ice block carving in Norway, 1903. [2480x1924]

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COMMENTS

  • GammelGrinebiter
    4 points Dec 10,2018, 9:27am

    Ice block production in Norway, 1903. These were exported to the world, especially Great Britain, for food refrigeration.

    Album here

    From the National Library of Norway - images are in public domain.

    As a side note - did you know that 7-Eleven was founded as an ice carving company?

COMMENTS

  • GammelGrinebiter
    4 points Dec 10,2018, 9:27am

    Ice block production in Norway, 1903. These were exported to the world, especially Great Britain, for food refrigeration.

    Album here

    From the National Library of Norway - images are in public domain.

    As a side note - did you know that 7-Eleven was founded as an ice carving company?

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Japanese aerial photo of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the attack on 7 Dec 1941. Note torpedo plumes rising from the battleships West Virginia and Oklahoma and smoke rising from the Ford Island seaplane base at right. [2626 x 1837]

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View looking down Battleship Row from Ford Island Naval Air Station, shortly after the Japanese torpedo plane attack. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941 [1280 x 1007]

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COMMENTS

  • iskandar-
    45 points Dec 07,2018, 9:21am

    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

    This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation. As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

    I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

    With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire."

  • sussoutthemoon
    18 points Dec 07,2018, 5:27am

    "USS California (BB-44) is at left, listing to port after receiving two torpedo hits. In the center are USS Maryland (BB-46) with the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) alongside. USS Neosho (AO-23) is at right, backing clear of the area. Most smoke is from USS Arizona (BB-39). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives."

  • dr0d86
    6 points Dec 07,2018, 11:18am

    I visited Pearl Harbor for the first time this past summer. The USS Arizona Memorial was closed for repairs, but they gave us a tour of Battleship Row instead. Seeing the white mooring points still bearing the marks from the explosions of the ships was one of the most sobering things I've ever experienced.

COMMENTS

  • iskandar-
    45 points Dec 07,2018, 9:21am

    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

    This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation. As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

    I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

    With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire."

  • sussoutthemoon
    18 points Dec 07,2018, 5:27am

    "USS California (BB-44) is at left, listing to port after receiving two torpedo hits. In the center are USS Maryland (BB-46) with the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) alongside. USS Neosho (AO-23) is at right, backing clear of the area. Most smoke is from USS Arizona (BB-39). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives."

  • dr0d86
    6 points Dec 07,2018, 11:18am

    I visited Pearl Harbor for the first time this past summer. The USS Arizona Memorial was closed for repairs, but they gave us a tour of Battleship Row instead. Seeing the white mooring points still bearing the marks from the explosions of the ships was one of the most sobering things I've ever experienced.

  • theycallmegreat
    3 points Dec 07,2018, 6:02pm

    This vantage point puts the ridiculous magnitude of these ships and the accompanying damage it would take to sink one in perspective. Those things are massive and the fact that multiple battleships sank or were heavily damaged goes to show the power of the ordinance used by the Japanese and for that matter all the munitions used in the war in the Pacific

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Old town of San Juan, Puerto Rico ca 1900. Close-ups in comments [Colorized][1920x1205]

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COMMENTS

  • BeerJunky
    12 points Dec 04,2018, 11:00am

    I was there like 3 years ago, it looks the same.

  • mygrapefruit
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 6:03am

    Detroit Publishing Co. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016803658/

    Original for comparison: https://i.imgur.com/qYLWgb2.jpg

    Puerto Rico had only been in American hands for mere 5 years when this photo was taken, if less than that. In 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico was invaded and the United States acquired Puerto Rico and three other territories (Cuba, Guam and the Philippines) from Spain under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1899). Today it’s home to 3.4 million Puerto Ricans.

    This photo was taken in the old town of San Juan here (streetview), most buildings are still standing - except the church to the right. You can still see the old cobblestone streets and some buildings dating back to the 16th or 17th century, when Puerto Rico was in Spanish possession.

    Looking further down the street, near the end we can see a cream white building with a red roof towering over the other buildings - this is San Juan City Hall at Plaza de Armas. It was first built in 1604.

    The tramway was built in 1900, and existed until 1957. If you are into trams and streetcars, I recommend you read this historical page about the tramways of Puerto Rico, it contains many photos of old San Juan as well: http://www.tramz.com/pr/sj.html

    Today the tramway is gone, but I found one uncited sentence on Wikipedia saying the city is planning on bringing it back. Does anyone have a cited source on this, perhaps there are news articles talking about it in Spanish? I hope we get to see it running one day again in Old San Juan. I can imagine the hurricane might have ruined those plans.

    For other tidbits of Puerto Rico’s history in the last 100 years since this photo was taken, I direct you here: http://welcome.topuertorico.org/history5.shtml


    Close up left side From left to right - you can hint a man sitting in the doorway to the left, the sign declaring that this is a tailor shop. Perhaps it is the owner sitting there, mending some clothes or sewing a coat up to fit a client.

    A boy selling some kind of seafood - I believe clams, with a sauce in the white bowl to go with it.

    The people looking out the doorway seem to be customers of the bakery, and clerks of the shop next door. The yellow text on the green leftside building spells out “Confiteria La Nueva Central” I wish we could look inside to see and smell what tasty pastry and bread the bakery had in store that day.

    A BARBERIA sign let’s you know you can have your hair cut and beard shaved.

    Most pedestrians seem to be heading to their destination by walking, and many of them are barefoot.

    Close up right side. An older woman walking down the street, perhaps she has just been practicing her religion in the church. A gentleman strutting down the street looking just dashing!!

    Enjoy the colors! :)

  • movealongabai
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 11:15am

    This looks exactly like photos of current Cuba I see often. I assume they’re pretty similar

COMMENTS

  • BeerJunky
    12 points Dec 04,2018, 11:00am

    I was there like 3 years ago, it looks the same.

  • mygrapefruit
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 6:03am

    Detroit Publishing Co. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016803658/

    Original for comparison: https://i.imgur.com/qYLWgb2.jpg

    Puerto Rico had only been in American hands for mere 5 years when this photo was taken, if less than that. In 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico was invaded and the United States acquired Puerto Rico and three other territories (Cuba, Guam and the Philippines) from Spain under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1899). Today it’s home to 3.4 million Puerto Ricans.

    This photo was taken in the old town of San Juan here (streetview), most buildings are still standing - except the church to the right. You can still see the old cobblestone streets and some buildings dating back to the 16th or 17th century, when Puerto Rico was in Spanish possession.

    Looking further down the street, near the end we can see a cream white building with a red roof towering over the other buildings - this is San Juan City Hall at Plaza de Armas. It was first built in 1604.

    The tramway was built in 1900, and existed until 1957. If you are into trams and streetcars, I recommend you read this historical page about the tramways of Puerto Rico, it contains many photos of old San Juan as well: http://www.tramz.com/pr/sj.html

    Today the tramway is gone, but I found one uncited sentence on Wikipedia saying the city is planning on bringing it back. Does anyone have a cited source on this, perhaps there are news articles talking about it in Spanish? I hope we get to see it running one day again in Old San Juan. I can imagine the hurricane might have ruined those plans.

    For other tidbits of Puerto Rico’s history in the last 100 years since this photo was taken, I direct you here: http://welcome.topuertorico.org/history5.shtml


    Close up left side From left to right - you can hint a man sitting in the doorway to the left, the sign declaring that this is a tailor shop. Perhaps it is the owner sitting there, mending some clothes or sewing a coat up to fit a client.

    A boy selling some kind of seafood - I believe clams, with a sauce in the white bowl to go with it.

    The people looking out the doorway seem to be customers of the bakery, and clerks of the shop next door. The yellow text on the green leftside building spells out “Confiteria La Nueva Central” I wish we could look inside to see and smell what tasty pastry and bread the bakery had in store that day.

    A BARBERIA sign let’s you know you can have your hair cut and beard shaved.

    Most pedestrians seem to be heading to their destination by walking, and many of them are barefoot.

    Close up right side. An older woman walking down the street, perhaps she has just been practicing her religion in the church. A gentleman strutting down the street looking just dashing!!

    Enjoy the colors! :)

  • movealongabai
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 11:15am

    This looks exactly like photos of current Cuba I see often. I assume they’re pretty similar

  • RangoMcGruffy
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 12:06pm

    That lady to the right looks like some sort of ghost

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The original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, NYC, 1902 [2000 x 2451]

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COMMENTS

  • DontWannaBeANihilist
    35 points Dec 04,2018, 10:24am

    They really don't build 'em like they used to.

  • Kaaytjah
    21 points Dec 04,2018, 10:47am

    What happened to this building?

  • VHSRoot
    17 points Dec 04,2018, 11:23am

    Pictures of historic New York City never get old.

  • woodteacherHS
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 12:05pm

    Anyone know where I can find a list of the Waldorf Chefs from the 1920-40s?

    I am looking to find a relative who was the head chef around that time. Unfortunately the family doesnt know exactly what years.

  • berniegoetzgotagun
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 4:16pm

    I like it better than the current version.

  • rjm1775
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 12:18pm

    Wow. Look how empty the streets are! BTW... I love the "ghost pedestrians"!

  • mydogplayer
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 10:32am

    I like the Roman style chariots parked out front

  • bdk9131
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 2:08pm

    Any interior photos available? Curious what those top rooms look like.

COMMENTS

  • DontWannaBeANihilist
    35 points Dec 04,2018, 10:24am

    They really don't build 'em like they used to.

  • Kaaytjah
    21 points Dec 04,2018, 10:47am

    What happened to this building?

  • VHSRoot
    17 points Dec 04,2018, 11:23am

    Pictures of historic New York City never get old.

  • galwegian
    9 points Dec 04,2018, 11:14am

    looks way better than the Empire State. used to work there. tiny offices and low ceilings. like being on a bad cruise ship.

  • woodteacherHS
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 12:05pm

    Anyone know where I can find a list of the Waldorf Chefs from the 1920-40s?

    I am looking to find a relative who was the head chef around that time. Unfortunately the family doesnt know exactly what years.

  • berniegoetzgotagun
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 4:16pm

    I like it better than the current version.

  • rjm1775
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 12:18pm

    Wow. Look how empty the streets are! BTW... I love the "ghost pedestrians"!

  • mydogplayer
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 10:32am

    I like the Roman style chariots parked out front

  • bdk9131
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 2:08pm

    Any interior photos available? Curious what those top rooms look like.

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Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov playing chess during a visit to Maxim Gorky in Capri, Italy (1908) [1280 × 803]

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COMMENTS

  • Mjh132
    252 points Dec 04,2018, 11:16am

    Who won?

  • NicholasPileggi
    348 points Dec 04,2018, 10:22am

    It looks like Lenin is screaming “goddamnit”.

  • breaktheglass2
    134 points Dec 04,2018, 11:26am

    Can I get a quick rundown on this bogdanov?

  • R0binSage
    32 points Dec 04,2018, 12:52pm

    Is this the first recorded rage quit?

  • AdotFlicker
    38 points Dec 04,2018, 10:45am

    The word “Gorky” just irritates the shit out of me. Lol

  • MonicaKaczynski
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 1:41pm

    I am the walrus?

  • tenaciousb83
    8 points Dec 04,2018, 12:59pm

    I am the walrus?

  • tinguily
    4 points Dec 04,2018, 1:01pm

    Wow. Literally just picked up one of Alexanders books. Great picture!

  • dexterpine
    8 points Dec 04,2018, 2:45pm

    So when Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin were travelling around Europe in the 1900s, how did they pay for rent, food, hotels, etc? Did they have day time jobs while developing theories about overthrowing capitalism?

  • whogivesashirtdotca
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 2:55pm

    Alexander Bogdanov was a straight up hottie. Is there a historical version of /r/LadyBoners? (If there is, Maxim Gorky is not invited.)

  • SmotheredInPancakes
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 1:03pm

    Why’s that dude not sitting in his chair?

  • CRShelton
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 3:36pm

    Is he angry or bored?

  • WhiskeyTigerFoxtrot
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 3:49pm

    "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH" - Vladimir Lenin

  • Orcus_
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 4:14pm

    Did they overthrow the king?

  • dos8s
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 2:39pm

    Who won? Did anyone record the moves?

  • Generic-Commie
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 3:25pm

    They went to Capri? Did they find a fat mafia members fortune there?

  • ithrowawaay
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 2:14pm

    Vy does Keeng have all the power? He is veak and can only move beet more than soldier. Soldier many more than Keeng, could easily overthrow. Does not maek sense to me....

COMMENTS

  • Mjh132
    252 points Dec 04,2018, 11:16am

    Who won?

  • NicholasPileggi
    348 points Dec 04,2018, 10:22am

    It looks like Lenin is screaming “goddamnit”.

  • breaktheglass2
    134 points Dec 04,2018, 11:26am

    Can I get a quick rundown on this bogdanov?

  • visitredditreviews
    59 points Dec 04,2018, 2:16pm

    So not this match, but a game played between Lenin and Gorky on the same occasion was recorded. You can see the game here:

    Lenin - Gorky [0-1]

    One of my favourite things about chess is that you can go back and look at historic games like this and get a glimpse into the mind of someone like Lenin.

  • R0binSage
    32 points Dec 04,2018, 12:52pm

    Is this the first recorded rage quit?

  • AdotFlicker
    38 points Dec 04,2018, 10:45am

    The word “Gorky” just irritates the shit out of me. Lol

  • MonicaKaczynski
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 1:41pm

    I am the walrus?

  • tenaciousb83
    8 points Dec 04,2018, 12:59pm

    I am the walrus?

  • tinguily
    4 points Dec 04,2018, 1:01pm

    Wow. Literally just picked up one of Alexanders books. Great picture!

  • dexterpine
    8 points Dec 04,2018, 2:45pm

    So when Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin were travelling around Europe in the 1900s, how did they pay for rent, food, hotels, etc? Did they have day time jobs while developing theories about overthrowing capitalism?

  • whogivesashirtdotca
    3 points Dec 04,2018, 2:55pm

    Alexander Bogdanov was a straight up hottie. Is there a historical version of /r/LadyBoners? (If there is, Maxim Gorky is not invited.)

  • SmotheredInPancakes
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 1:03pm

    Why’s that dude not sitting in his chair?

  • CRShelton
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 3:36pm

    Is he angry or bored?

  • WhiskeyTigerFoxtrot
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 3:49pm

    "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH" - Vladimir Lenin

  • Orcus_
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 4:14pm

    Did they overthrow the king?

  • dos8s
    2 points Dec 04,2018, 2:39pm

    Who won? Did anyone record the moves?

  • Generic-Commie
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 3:25pm

    They went to Capri? Did they find a fat mafia members fortune there?

  • ithrowawaay
    1 points Dec 04,2018, 2:14pm

    Vy does Keeng have all the power? He is veak and can only move beet more than soldier. Soldier many more than Keeng, could easily overthrow. Does not maek sense to me....

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A Czechoslovakia woman shouts “Ivan GO Home!” to Soviet Army soldiers sitting on tanks in the streets of Prague, August 26, 1968 [1200 × 842 ]

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COMMENTS

  • Li_Siyuan
    0 points Dec 03,2018, 7:56am

    if a vietnam woman shout “Sam go home!” to American soldiers sitting on helicopters 😂😂😂what will happen

  • candidM
    0 points Dec 03,2018, 9:46am

    Really would be nice to know the source of what the woman is shouting.

COMMENTS

  • Li_Siyuan
    0 points Dec 03,2018, 7:56am

    if a vietnam woman shout “Sam go home!” to American soldiers sitting on helicopters 😂😂😂what will happen

  • candidM
    0 points Dec 03,2018, 9:46am

    Really would be nice to know the source of what the woman is shouting.