Fascinating Color Photographs of Romania in the 1930s

Fascinating Color Photographs of Romania...

The 1930s was the decade of crisis for Romanian democracy. The world depression exacerbated existing economic problems and sharpened social tensions and thus gave impetus to those forces hostile to the prevailing parliamentary system. The crisis enhanced the appeal of anti-Semitism among certain elements of society, who used it to rally support for their particular brand of nationalism. Foremost among organizations that made anti-Semitism the ideological core of their new Romania was the Iron Guard, which reached the height of its popularity in the mid 1930s. Via:...
Bucharest under allied bombings

Bucharest under allied bombings

The tragic event happened 1944, when more than 5,000 died in Bucharest along the 17 aerial bombing of the capital, remains one of the biggest disasters in the history of the city. During 1944 the city was bombed by allied troupes but also by the German Luftwaffe .  The Bucharest World War II bombings were primarily Allied bombings of railroad targets and those of the Oil Campaign of World War II, but included a bombing by Nazi Germany after the royal coup. Bucharest stored and distributed much of Ploiesti’s refined oil products.     Via:...
Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

In February 1940 Margaret Bourke-White’s first female war photographer made ​​for LIFE magazine, an impressive series of photographs from Romania. Among them, many are dedicated to Peles Castle in Sinaia. Photos capture the exteriors and the interiors of a castle built at the wish of King Carol I, between 1873 and 1914 . Peles domain with its buildings (Peles Castle, Pelişor and Foisor) were built from personal money of King Carol I, who has sold a possession in Germany to pay the costs of land and raising Castle. Via: Life...
Romanian and german troops in Bassarabia , Ukraine and Crimea , 1941-42. Part II

Romanian and german troops in Bassarabia...

    A Soviet coastal battery near Otchakov fell into German hands Endless columns of prisoners taken in the Perekop and Juschun battles Marshal Antonescu and Major General H. discuss the situation on the Odessa-front Stormed Bolsheviks field positions near Melitopol Crossing Donets on a temporary bridge The column moves forward through Nogay steppe Berislavl on the Dnieper Riv
Romanian Army in World War I . Part V

Romanian Army in World War I . Part V

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