The Paris Library floods, 1910
1910 Great Flood of Paris:
The 1910 Great Flood of Paris was a catastrophe in which the Seine River, carrying winter rains from its tributaries, flooded Paris, France, and several nearby communities. [read more]
Photo: Historical Library of Paris
Who’s excited for the London Olympics? We are.
It’s not the first time London has hosted the Olympic games. In 1948, three short years after the end of the Second World War, London hosted the Olympics while much of Europe was still rebuilding after the devastation of war.
See photos from the 1948 Olympics here.
Not originally published in LIFE. American pole vaulter Guinn Smith attempts (unsuccessfully) to break world record, London, 1948.
Two million people gathered in Times Square NYC to celebrate the end of World War II. May 08, 1945.