In pictures: Early years of Palestinian refugees

Newly digitised archive photos from the UN agency UNRWA provide a visual insight into the lives of early Palestinian refugees. They were created in two main waves – from the Middle East war of 1948, and in 1967 when Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem

Spitalfields Children (1912)

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They were poor, lived with their family in one room, had not much to expect from life…and 2 years later started WW1…
One can only wonder what happened to these sad beautiful girls and these boys with twinkles in their eyes.

North Sea flood of 1953

The 1953 North Sea flood (Dutch, Watersnoodramp, literally “flood disaster”) was a major flood caused by a heavy storm, that occurred on the night of Saturday 31 January 1953 and morning of 1 February 1953. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland.

The Church of Our Lady of Kazan

In the small Yaropolets village you can find The Church of Our Lady of Kazan, once a very beautiful monument, but now in a very dilapidated condition. We wanted to share these pictures because they show how much beauty disappears...

To the top of the Great Pyramid

A group of Russians went to Egypt and climbed the Great pyramid. According to their story, they arrived there early in the morning, while the complex was open, then waited in the shadows till the visitor hours were over and the night came, then they climbed to the top and made photos.

Pioneers of Russia

The Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organization was a mass youth organization of the Soviet Union for children of age 10–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991. Similar to the Scouting organisations of the Western world.

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