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The sinking of Hitler’s battleship Tirpitz
‘Last night’s raid successful. Tirpitz sunk.’ On 13 November 1944, this announcement at No 5 Bomber Group’s staff conference signalled the end of four and a half years of air effort by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. The 52,000 tons armoured German battleship with 15 guns capable of 22.4 miles range
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The Man who sank the SS Athenia
While Galway was caring for some of the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3, 1939, America, Britain, and Canada unleashed a vitriolic attack on Germany for sinking a passenger ship. Included among her 1,418 passengers and crew were more than 300 Americans. A
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SS Athenia: The First British Ship Lost in World War 2
SS Athenia: Scottish built steam turbine transatlantic passenger liner (Credit National Library of Ireland) It was only a few hours after British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had delivered his 11 am speech declaring war on Germany the SS Athenia was torpedoed. The Scottish-built transatlantic passenger liner that had dutifully served the Glasgow to Montreal route
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“Amerika” The Hitler’s Steel Beast Train
Hitler’s Steel Beast: At the end of the 1930s, Hitler ordered the construction of a special train, under the code name “Amerika”, that could transport him around safely and appease his growing paranoia. Hitler had a few iconic pieces of transportation, from a famous Mercedes to the SSS Horst Wessel sailing vessel,
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Do you know the story of the lemon?
Have you ever heard of the Buddha Hand lemon or the Lisboa lemon? Learn more here. History of Lemon It was born in Asia and multiplied in varieties – there is one named Lisbon. Discover the health benefits that have given lemons a medicinal reputation over the centuries. The sentence has
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Very well preserved skeleton discovered in Pompeii
The partially mummified remains of a former Pompeii slave were discovered in a tomb outside the city center. According to the Live Science website, the tomb was discovered in the Necropolis of Porta Sarno, which lies outside the city walls of Pompeii. The inscriptions on the grave show that the
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A 1,000-year-old tomb unearthed in Finland had a medieval leader’s body that could be non-binary
A 1,000-year-old tomb has been unearthed in Finland and a surprise awaits archaeologists: The remains may have belonged to a high-status non-binary person, pointing to likely acceptance and respect by their communities. For decades, archaeologists have found that in the tomb – discovered in 1968 during construction work in the
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War in Afghanistan: the results of the most expensive conflict in history
After 20 years in the country, American and British forces are leaving Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden announced that the roughly 3,000 remaining US soldiers and servicemen are expected to depart Afghan soil by September 11th. The UK is making the same move, withdrawing its remaining 750 soldiers. The date
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Operation Barbarossa: The Day Hitler Lost World War II
On the day Hitler ordered German troops to invade the USSR, at dawn on June 22, 1941, 80 years ago, he lost World War II. Operation Barbarossa, as the invasion was named in honor of Emperor Frederick I, made the defeat of Nazism inevitable, even though it also took the
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FARMER MEETS AN IMPRESSIVE 2.6 THOUSAND YEAR PLATE FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
The sandstone object was erected by a pharaoh during military campaigns and is over six feet tall. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced this Monday the identification of a stone plaque that is at least 2,600 years old and contains numerous hieroglyphs. Galileo magazine passed on information about
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