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Photos That Shook The World (Contains graphic images, may cause distress)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,457 ✭✭✭ Queen-Mise

    I think at the moment the warning on this thread - 'Contains graphic images, may cause distress', just isn't strong enough at the moment with the last couple pages on this thread.

    By god humans are a barbaric species. Man's inhumanity to man beggars belief sometimes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭ k99_64



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,457 ✭✭✭ Queen-Mise

    Anti-Nazi resistance leader Freya von Moltke dies aged 98
    Prominent member of German resistance during second world war passes away at her home in Vermont

    A prominent member of the anti-Nazi resistance in the second world war has died at the age of 98 at her home in Vermont. Freya von Moltke died on Friday after suffering a viral infection, her son said.

    Von Moltke formed a group known as the Kreisau Circle with her husband,, Helmuth James Graf von Moltke, which discussed plans for the democratic Germany they hoped would follow the fall of the Third Reich. The group supported the failed attempt on 20 July 1944 to assassinate Hitler.

    Von Moltke moved to Vermont in 1960, where she published her memoirs, Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance.

    Von Moltke described her life in the resistance with her husband, who was executed for his activities, in an interview in 2002, saying: "To object and then to stand for what you believe in is one of the most important human activities to this day."

    Born Freya Deichmann, into a banking family in 1911 in Cologne, Freya von Moltke met her future husband when she was 18. They were married in 1931 and both received law degrees.

    The couple settled on his Silesian estate, Kreisau, located in present-day Poland. In 1932, they moved to Berlin where Helmuth von Moltke set up an international law practice. An opponent of Hitler's regime from its start, Helmuth von Moltke assisted Jews and other victims of Nazism. Helmuth von Moltke was drafted into the German army in 1939 as a specialist in international and martial law, but during his military service he advocated the humane treatment of prisoners of war and civilians in German-occupied territories under the Geneva conventions.

    In 1947, Freya von Moltke left for South Africa, where her mother-in-law had been born. She worked as a social worker, but grew troubled by the apartheid regime and returned to Germany in 1956, where she began work on publicising the activities of the Kreisau Circle.

    She moved to the US to live with Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a Dartmouth College professor and social philosopher who had fled Germany after the rise of the Nazis. After Rosenstock-Huessy died in 1973, she dedicated herself to promoting his works, in addition to those of her late husband


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ we'llallhavetea_old


    i know it wasn't real blood, but it made the headlines.

    this is the best thread i've ever been on, i have bawled my heart out.

    how can we complain about anything?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster

    Some previously unreleased pictures from 9/11
    New 9/11 photos give dramatic view of attack





    In the air for three hours, Det. Semendinger took three rolls of 36 stills with his personal Minolta Maxxum 7000 camera and another 245 with his digital Olympus U-2100.






    Some fairly striking images, more here

    Finding more


    A plume of smoke rises up from one of the towers as it collapses

    And some hope
    Eight years on a new tower rises up at 'Ground Zero'

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 251 ✭✭ fikay

    This is a link to a video which has given rise to much debate RE security/policing in recent times.
    Please note that it is very disturbing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,080 ✭✭✭✭ Big Nasty

    Is that for real? He looks so relaxed in the lead up to it! The copper doesn't seem too bothered by the whole gig either - just calmly lifts his belongings and strolls out.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 251 ✭✭ fikay

    Apparently so:
    The circumstances behind this video took place on 19 Dec 2003 when 47 year old Ricardo Alfonso Cerna was stopped for a traffic violation at around 9.30 am in Muscoy (a resendiental suburb of San Bernardino County about 60 miles east of L.A.). Cerna fled the scene (in his car, then on foot) before shooting the perusing officer, deputy Michael Parhan, twice in the abdomen. (Deputy Paran survived the shooting).
    They brought him in for questioning and as you can see the result was horrific.

    There is an article which goes on to discuss how the video has been used in training here:

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,539 ✭✭✭ Hogzy


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,433 ✭✭✭ Blisterman

    Chairman Mao
    Venerated in China to this day, despite killing over 10 times more people than Hitler.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 355 ✭✭ Princess Zelda

    Harold J. Haley (November 14, 1904 – August 7, 1970) was a Superior Court judge in Marin County, California. He was taken hostage in his courtroom, along with several others, during the course of a trial, and murdered during the attempted escape of his captors with their hostages.

    On August 7, 1970, Jonathan Jackson brought guns into Judge Haley's courtroom, where San Quentin inmate James McClain was on trial. McClain was freed along with two other San Quentin inmates, Ruchell Magee and William Christmas, who were present at the trial as witnesses. Jackson and the prisoners took Haley and four other people hostage and attempted to escape.

    Haley, Jackson, McClain and Christmas were killed as the abductors attempted to drive away from the courthouse. Haley was apparently hit by fire from a sawed-off shotgun that had been fastened to his neck with adhesive tape by the abductors. Two of the other hostages were wounded.

    Photographs of the event were taken by news photographers Jim Kean and Roger Bockrath. The best-known photograph by Bockrath shows McClain leading out the hostages, pointing a revolver at police with his right hand while holding a shotgun taped around Haley's neck with his left hand.


    More information available here

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭ seanbmc

    "Two year old Redjeson Hausteen Claude reacts to his mother Daphnee Plaisin, after he was rescued from a collapsed home by Belgian and Spanish rescuers in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010"

    More pics here

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭ Morlar


    Ireland confirms 'Irish' Dubai killers don't exist
    By Avi Issacharoff and Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondents, and Agencies

    The government added that the Irish passport numbers publicized by Dubai authorities also are counterfeits, because they have the wrong number of digits and contain no letters.
    British government sources told the Daily Telegraph earlier Tuesday that the three Irish passport-holders were most likely Mossad agents carrying false documentation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭

    I'lll have to look up some photos that give hope and that to try balancing the scales on this thread.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,239 ✭✭✭✭ WindSock

    Mark Inglis from New Zealand scaling Everest


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭ cosmic

    I'lll have to look up some photos that give hope and that to try balancing the scales on this thread.

    There's Burst of Joy from Sal Verder. A US POW returning from Vietnam, often seen as the defining image of the end of US involvement in the Vietnam war. Great shot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,239 ✭✭✭✭ WindSock

    A baby Giraffe in a womb


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,850 Mod ✭✭✭✭ G_R

    WindSock wrote: »
    A baby Giraffe in a womb


    thats one weird looking giraffe:D

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭

    WindSock wrote: »
    A baby Giraffe in a womb



    ....that's not a giraffe.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,239 ✭✭✭✭ WindSock

    Hands up who's ever seen a baby giraffe in utero?


    See? It is.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭ Morlar

    WindSock wrote: »
    Hands up who's ever seen a baby giraffe in utero?


    See? It is.

    Another dead giraffe fallen victim of the ivory trade.


    When will they ever learn!!

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,553 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs

    Excellent thread.

    These have probably been posted already, but there are so many I have forgotten half :rolleyes:
    Charles Manson


    This one still shakes the world today!

    Lord Kitchener

    RMS Lusitania's sinking shocks the world

    Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. The USS Arizona is pictured in flames

    Something closer to home, but for me, an iconic Irish image.

    Scott’s party at the South Pole. From left to right, Scott, Oates, Wilson, Evans. They arrived on 18 Jan 1912 only to find the Amundsen and the other Norwegians had beet them to it. None of Scott's party made it home alive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ Dubh Geannain

    Dyflin wrote: »
    Excellent thread.

    Something closer to home, but for me, an iconic Irish image.

    OT but you know Pearse's shot is a side profile because he was image conscious of a lazy left eye or something like that.

  • Moderators Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭ x PyRo

    Best thread ever, anywhere. It has changed my views on life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭ rjp123

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,534 ✭✭✭ Dman001

    Just discovered this thread. After looking through a few pages, I actually wonder how some people sleep at night and live with themselves.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,468 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor

    rjp123 wrote: »
    Thats a brilliant one.

    Here he is from a different angle:

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,663 ✭✭✭ pavb2

    Here's a link of picture(if someone can post it) I found fascinating when growing up particularly when you realise the Afrikaaner is about to die.

    Definitely a photo where when you read the circumstances of the story your opinion changes "A thug about to die" is one title or " Generations old battle finally lost" .

    Incidentally Kevin Carter (photograher of vulture and child)was also present at this and missed the picture as he was re loading his camera.

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 35,943 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dr.bollocko

    Do you have any links handy to the story behind the pic?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,663 ✭✭✭ pavb2