History of The 20th Century
Ok so something a little different here, Non-SF/Fantasy related material!
The above images come from a full colour 1968 Magazine Publication “History of the 20th Century” that I came across recently. The magazine was a long-running weekly publication that built up into volumes of 16, forming a substantial encyclopedia of mankind’s recent past – as you can imagine, the focus is on colonialism, imperialism and of course war and its devastating effects that have shaped our modern world…
Aside from the extremely in-depth content “History of the 20th Century” contains some stunning imagery, all of which has a real “technicolour” saturated feel photography in the way that only 40-year-old colour print can have.
Some notes on the images:
Top: Illustration from a poster produced by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War (1917-20). Wrangel the White (anti-Bolshevik) general, is shown striding towards Moscow, accompanied by Tsarist officers, a train of priests, officials and capitalists all bearing Tsarist flags… The slogan for this poster was “Wrangel is Coming! Proletarians to arms!”
2nd Top: Allegorical painting: comment on the legacy of war by Russian artist Vereshchagin. Painted in the early years of the 20th Century.
Bottom: From an extensive article on The Boer War; This map details part of the timeline from “The battle of Spion Kop” – which the article notes was perhaps the bloodiest single engagement of the war.
For more imagery from “History of the 20th Century” check Flickr user Mando Maniacs gallery