60 Colorized Photos So Chilling We Can't Look Away

December 19, 2023

A British sniper demonstrating his camouflage at a French sniper school, 1944. 

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The U.S. military began to use camouflage techniques in the mid-1800s as a way to conceal the positions of snipers. By World War I, camouflage was an integral part of military strategy. In World War II, when this photo was taken, camouflage meant to use colors and patterns to prevent someone from being seen. In today’s high-tech world, it goes beyond the visual element. Now, soldiers in camouflage need to be invisible to heat, sound, scent, and magnetic detectors. 

Princess Faiza of Egypt ruffled feathers when she married a Turk. 

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A member of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, Egypt’s Princess Faiza was born at the Abdeen Palace in Cairo in 1923. She was the third of the five children born to King Fuad I and Nazli Sabri. Her brother became King Farouk. She angered her brother when she refused to marry within the Middle East royal family. She chose instead to marry Bulent Rauf, her cousin, a Turk. King Farouk was displeased with the union, in part because Rauf was western educated. Despite this, the couple exchanged vows on May 17, 1945 and moved into the Zohria Palace, located on an island in the Nile.