Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Humans Showing Tenderness to Others in Violent Times (40 pics)

Pvt. Dick L. Powell shares his meal with a puppy. [Korean War, c, 1951].

The community of Ferguson, Missouri, band together to protect stores from looting. [2014].

A medic bandages the injured foot of a child while his younger brother looks on. [World War II, 1944].

Christians protect Muslims as they pray during the Egyptian revolution. [Cairo, Egypt, 2011].

A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004].

An infantryman is comforted by his comrade. [Korean War, c. 1950 - 1953].

A Bosnian soldier cares for a baby he saved during the evacuation of GoraĹžde. [1995].

A soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman after being captured. [1941].

An Afghan soldier carries a crying child away from the scene of a recent explosion. [Afghanistan War, c. 2001 - 2014].

A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother and her child. [World War II, c. 1941].

Egyptians embrace the army after they refuse orders to fire on civilians [Egyptian Revolution, 2011].

Journalist Raymond Walker rushes across a bridge into France with a child that he saved from the Spanish Civil War. [1936].

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed 'Berlin Wall'. [Cold War, 1961].

American soldiers of the 4th Armored Division push a trapped car carrying two seriously wounded German soldiers. [World War II, 26 January, 1945].

Joseph Dwyer carries an injured boy away from fire and to safety. [Iraq War, c. 2003 - 2011].

Petty Officer Ryan Lee and Valdo snuggle on a hospital floor after a lucky escape. [Afghanistan War, 2011].

Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a kitten after it’s mother was killed by mortar fire. [Korean War, 1953].

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard Barnett holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight. [Iraq War, 2003].

A French soldier helps a family fleeing from the Spanish Civil War. [c. 1938].

A Ukrainian soldier kisses his girlfriend through the gate of a base surrounded by pro-Russian militants [2014].

A Jordanian soldier warms the hands of a Syrian baby evacuated from the country. [Syrian Civil War, c. 2013].

A Tunisian girl hands a soldier a rose after the army refused to fire on protesters and declared that it would “defend the revolution.” [Tunisian Revolution, 2011].

A football match breaks out between British and German soldiers on the Western Front as they abandon their trenches. [World War I, 24 December, 1914].

A boy leads an old blind man through war-torn streets. [Korean War, c, 1951].

An American soldier holds the hand of a young Afghan girl. [Afghanistan War, 2010].

A soldier shares water and food with three children on Saipan. [c. July, 1944].

German soldiers play with a stray kitten. [World War II, c. 1943].

Three German soldiers help a Frenchman stuck in the muddy fields of Verdun. [World War I, c. 1916].

Protesters carry a wounded policeman to safety. [Turkey, 2013].

American troops treat a wounded dog. [World War II, 1944].

A soldier chats with a little girl. [2011].

Keshia Thomas, 18, protects a white supremacist from an angry mob. [1996].

A soldier makes friends with a puppy. [Iraq War, c. 2003 - 2011].

American soldiers take Dutch children to a dance. [World War II, c. 1944 - 1945].

A native of Papua New Guinea, who were nicknamed ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ because of their hairstyle and kind nature, escorts a wounded Australian soldier out of the bush. [World War II, 1942].

A Soviet soldier shares his cigarettes with German prisoners. [World War II, July, 1943].

A brave priest organises a human shield between protesters and police. [Ukrainian Revolution, 2013].

Two American soldiers try to comfort an upset girl with a puppy. [World War II, 1944].

Officer Joselito Sevilla is comforted after being berated by a protester. [Manila, Philippines, 2013].

A soldier runs from the battlefield with two small Vietnamese children in his arms. [Vietnam War, c. 1955 - 1975].

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