Members of the British Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or “landship,” over a trench during the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, one of the first successful uses of the tank in World War I.
Jerry Hathaway from Los Angeles, USA, are the world’s leading Citroën SM restorer and specialist. His enthusiasm for the Citroën SM is unparalleled with his “race SM” which holds several speed records and is in the ‘Bonneville 200 mph Club’.
With a special version of the Maserati V6 engine equipped with twin turbos, the top speed was 202,3 mph (323,7 km/h). His “Work SM” features a very special and typical American bodywork: the pickup, built to drive around his racer.
A Supermarine Spitfire TE311 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight (RAFMF) piloted by Wg Cdr “Godders” Godfrey performs a “hot start” during the 2013 RAFMF Public Display Authority (PDA). Photo by SAC Graham Taylor.
The Spitfire played a major part in achieving ultimate victory in World War Two and truly deserves its place as probably the most successful fighter design ever, and certainly as the most famous and charismatic of all time.
This image was a winner in the RAF Photographic Competition 2013.
The Grand Park Towers, Moscow, Russia, 2009, as seen by German photographer Frank Herfort, who travelled the past years through former Soviet countries and photographed modern, post-Soviet structures and buildings he saw on his way and combined these in the photo series “Imperial Pomp: Post Soviet Highrise”.
Rally pilot Nani Roma & co-pilot Michel Perin driving in their modified Mini in a breathtaking landscape during the 35th edition of the Dakar Rally.
Photo by Dutch photographer Marc van der Aa, selected as the best photo of this year’s edition by the organisation.
Chicago North Shore rail accident between Harrison Street and Wabash Avenue on May 24, 1953. Photo by Chicago Tribune.
A line of molded astronaut couches, with the names of the test subjects (Langley employees) written on the back, placed at the NASA Langley Research Centers model shop wall, 1959.
The couches are similar to those made for each astronaut and fitted into the Mercury capsules for manned spaceflight. Unfortunately, the NASA employees whose names grace these seats didn’t get to go to space.
The BMW Zagato Coupé is a one-off concept car made by Zagato in collaboration with BMW and introduced at Lake Como, Italy at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 25 May 2012.
The bright red exterior paint has an iridescent effect and returns different shades. The alloy wheels have a diameter of 19 inches. The coupe has the signature double-bubble roof of the Zagato design house.
A rare color photograph of Le Corbusier, shot in 1953 by Willy Rizzo in Le Corbusier’s studio at 35 Rue de Sèvres, Paris and his self-designed penthouse apartment.
The destruction of the column of la Place Vendôme, Paris, which honored the victories of Napoleon I, was one of the most prominent civic events during the Commune, a socialistic government that briefly ruled Paris from 18 March until 28 May 1871.
The Commune declared that the column was “a monument of barbarism” and a “symbol of brute force and false pride.” The idea had originally come from the painter Gustave Courbet, who asked for the demolition of the column.
The destruction ceremony took place on May 16, 1871, in the presence of two battalions of the National guard and the leaders of the Commune, a band played the Marseillaise and Le Chant de Depart. The first effort to pull down the column failed, but in the afternoon the column broke from its base and shattered into three pieces. The pedestal was draped with red flags, and pieces of the statue were taken to be melted down and made into coins.
After the suppression of the Paris Commune, the decision was made to rebuild the column. For his role in the destruction, Gustave Courbet was condemned to pay the costs of rebuilding the monument, estimated at 323,000 francs. Unable to pay, Courbet went into self-imposed exile in Switzerland.
In 1874, the column was re-erected at the center of Place Vendôme with a copy of the original statue on top.
A grid on the floor of the RLV Hangar at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, is filling up with pieces of Space Shuttle Columbia debris that have been collected by workers in the field. The blue lines reflect the outline of the orbiter, March 27th, 2003.
The Columbia Reconstruction Project Team is identifying pieces and placing them on the grid approximating their location on the orbiter to facilitate the investigation into the accident that caused the destruction of Columbia and loss of its 7-member crew as it returned to Earth following mission STS-107 on February 1st, 2003.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the moon crossing in front of its view of the sun on January 30, 2014. Photo by NASA/SDO.