March 2012

Politics Of The Vietnam War.

March 11, 2012

    In 1954, North and South Vietnam received their official borders at a conference called the 1954 Geneva Accords. Ngo Dinh Diem pushed international powers to formally recognize the Republic of Vietnam. Like many power brokers before him in the treacherous intrigues that skeined through French Indo China in the aftermath of the defeat […]

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Hitler’s Flatulence.

March 10, 2012

  We know from films and excerpts from diaries of those around him that Hitler had Parkinson’s Disease. He had pain and tremors in his left arm.     We also know that he had severe gastrointestinal problems, most of which manifested as constipation, diarrhea and flatulence. The problems began when he was a child […]

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The Mons Meg Super Cannon.

March 9, 2012

  This is the Mons Meg, a super cannon forged in the 15th century as a gift from Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy to the James II, King of Scotland. The history of this cannon is actually clouded and there are several competing stories about it. Some historians claim it was used to lay […]

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The First Super Weapon.

March 8, 2012

  It weighed almost 20 tons and was 17 feet long. Cast in bronze by Munir Ali, and brought to the Ottoman Turk Army in Constantinople by Urban, a 15th century Hungarian gunfounder, the gun was used to attack Byzantines who laid siege to the city. The Dardanelles Gun was partly responsible for the fall […]

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The Ikarus.

March 7, 2012

Yugoslavia did not go gently into the Warsaw block. Marshal Tito demanded that Yugoslavia build its own industries and in aviation the Yugoslavs did quite well. Here we see a few examples of an aircraft that existed in about six prototype forms:     The Ikarus 451M Solja or “Wasp” pictures below was a single […]

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German World War II Propaganda Posters.

March 6, 2012

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Great Black And White Photographs Of Russian Women Soldiers

March 5, 2012

  Almost a million Russian women fought for the Red Army in World War II. Because Communists were devoted in principle to equality, women who served in the Red Army fought on the front lines, not just in support roles. Yes, they drove trucks and loaded ships. They were also snipers, tankers, and combat pilots. […]

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Dr. Tina Strobos Who Hid More Than 100 Jews From Nazis Passes At 91.

March 4, 2012

  Today would have been my mother’s 88th birthday. In her honor, I post this story about a Dutch hero who foiled the Nazis. Dr. Tina Strobos, a fearless woman who hid more than 100 Jews in a gabled attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam just a few blocks from the hideout where Anne Frank was captured, […]

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Cool Army Ads From Times Gone By.

March 3, 2012

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Gitmo. (Click To Enlarge).

March 2, 2012

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Great Old Airline Ads.

March 1, 2012

              Source: Vintage Ads Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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