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World's Shocking & Intriguing Moments That Weren't Part Of Your School Syllabus   

As the time has passed, humanity has grown and evolved to a certain degree. All the landmarks, milestones that we achieved - from the discovery of fire to revival from two world wars - have all been recorded and registered in history. History helps us to see through time, allowing us to find answers of the problems we face today and learn from our mistakes. My experience with History: Every time you flip the pages of the history, you get something new to read and explore. Agreeably, we have come quite far from where we were. And so, it brings us satisfaction to look back and see our mistakes and how we've grown after learning from them. Here are a few things that I missed in all my last read of history porn. Let's go through the gallery below that captures the interesting and a bit shocking moments of world's history. 

1. Having the last laugh 

A Soviet spy laughs at his executioner in a picture taken in Rukajärvi, in East Karelia, in November 1942.It’s a pretty amazing picture. To capture the last few moments of life. He knows he will die in a few seconds, in a forest in the snow. And there he will bleed and be forgotten. His life, his experience, has come to an end. What else could he do but smile? That smile was his final Defiance. Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.     Source

2. Execution of a German Communist in Munich, 1919

An audacious German communist keeps his head high while a firing squad shoots at him in 1919.  

3. Can't bear the horrors 

This is how German soldiers reacted while watching the film footage from concentration camps in 1945. Source 

4. A Punt Gun

A Punt Gun was an extremely long gun that could discharge a pound of shot each time it was fired. 

5. The most feared fighter pilot cuddling his dog 

Manfred von Richthofen, aka 'The Red Baron', petting his dog on an airfield in 1916.  

6. The last we saw of Titanic

The last picture of Titanic captured in 1912. 

7. Russian Circus, 1945

Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin to watch the circus.  

8. Books are set on fire during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.

9. The picture of Japan taken in 1945 that captures a bomber that rains death and destruction on Kobe.  

10. A coloured picture of Lt Custer having bachelor's picnic with union troops in 1862.

George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers during the American Civil War. 

11. Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923

This is how the bullet proof vest was tested in the past.

12. A candid tyrant

Stalin in an off-record photo captured by his bodyguard Nikolai Vlasik. The year is unknown.Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early 1960s when an enterprising Soviet journalist spirited some out, selling them to newspapers and magazines worldwide.  

13. A mass murderer, Adolf Hitler, attending the wedding of Joseph Goebbels.

Joseph and Magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931). The two were prominent Nazi Party activists.  Source

14. Just goofing around

 Tsar Nicolas was seen rough housing with his friend and man servant in 1899.

15. Assassination in process

Socialist Asanuma being assassinated by 17-year old Yamaguchi in Tokyo, 1960.Do share these rarely known incidents with your friends and family.