You probably haven’t seen old war photographs this spectacular
Robert Capa, also known as Endre Ernõ Friedmann, was a Hungarian war photographer and journalist that managed to capture the most powerful scenes of wars in photographs. He covered five wars including the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He also captured some World War II scenes. Below you can see black and white photos of exiled Republicans marching on a beach in France, a man carrying a wounded child, crowd listening to political speeches, both young and old soldiers, etc.
Robert Capa later founded Magnum Photos that became the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers. Other spectacular yet sad black and white war photographs are these photos of the ruined Berlin after WWII.