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Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.

During the Christmas Truce of German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches. Not an actual photo from the event, but you get the picture.

Defeated German soldier in front of burning Reichstag, Berlin, 1945 - Mark Redkin

Defeated german soldier sits in front of a burning Reichstag, Berlin, 1945

"This face belongs to Terry Sawchuk [wrote LIFE magazine], a 36-year-old goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Re-created here, by a professional make-up artist and a doctor, are some of the more than 400 stitches he has earned during 16 years in the National Hockey League. He finally adopted a protective facemask in 1962. Sawchuk has sustained other injuries not shown here: a slashed eyeball requiring three stitches, a 70% loss of function in his right arm because 60 bone chips were removed…

By Ralph Morse. Once upon a time, NHL goalies played without masks. In this face belonged to Terry Sawchuk, a goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The scars, tho representative of real ones, were applied by a makeup artist.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante first wore a mask in a game in 1959. Prior to that, goalies did not wear a masks and were routinely were hit in the face. | Plante put on a mask after he was pummeled on Nov 1 1959.

This Sunday the NHL will honor the goalie mask. It was Fifty years ago Monday at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens changed the face of hockey forever.

A shaved woman during the liberation of France. 1944.

A French woman with her hair shaved off as she consorted with the occupying Germans - the liberation of France,

german soldier the little boy

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

A South Vietnamese villager attempts to flee her burning village with her children as a South Vietnamese soldier approaches from behind holding a bayonet. Tay Ninh (near Saigon) July, 1963. [736x1049]

A South Vietnamese villager attempts to flee her burning village with her children as a South Vietnamese soldier approaches from behind holding a bayonet. Tay Ninh (near Saigon) July, 1963

London underground during the war, 1941.

The Elephant and Castle station of London Tube during the air raid. Londoners would use the tube as an air raid shelter if they didn't have one in their garden or one near where they lived - 1940

Miss America 1924 - click the picture for the link! There are a ton of awesome pictures!

Historic Black and White Photos in Stunning Color - Miss America, 1924 (Image 13 of The styles sure were different back in the roaring twenties. Ruth Malcomson, who ran as Miss Philadelphia in won the Miss America crown over 82 other competitors.