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Operation Ranger and Operation Buster-Jangle



What a crazy old world that was. "Mutually Assured Destruction." But we just thought it was normal at the time.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 22, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Destruction, Dreams and Nightmares, Science, Technology, War, Armed Forces, Weapons, Documentaries, 1950's

Nazi Musicals





The Ginger Rogers of Nazi Germany.

More on Marika Rokk here and here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 10, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Movies, War, 1930's, 1940's, Dance, Europe

Neighbours





Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Domestic, Humor, War, Stop-motion Animation, 1950's

Make nuclear war in your own home

Aim, launch, and game over.

Old ad from comic book. No date given. Via Curious Objects.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Feb 23, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: War

Pax Victis

In 1930, the residents of Dedham, Mass. paid $12,600 for a war memorial on which was inscribed the phrase "Pax Victis." But six years later a Latinist pointed out that the phrase meant "Peace to the conquered," which didn't quite sound right. It's along the lines of 'Slavery is Freedom.' So the city paid $400 to change the inscription to "Pax Victoribus" -- "Peace to the victorious." But apparently that didn't sound quite right either because eventually it was changed to read simply "Pax." [Waterville Times - Apr 16, 1936 (pdf)]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 16, 2013 | Comments (12)
Category: Statues, Monuments and Memorials, War, 1930's

Tiniest North Korean Spy Caught!

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Full story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 15, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: War, 1950's, Asia

Super Green Beret

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Read all his adventures here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 09, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: War, Comics, Teenagers, 1960's

Fritz von Opel



Fritz von Opel was one of those early-20th-century rocket-besotted guys who pioneered this exotic means of propulsion. Just look at his rocket car go in the film clip above! (Narration in German, but not necessary to comprehension.)

But von Opel's innocent excitement had its darker side. I give you the 1929 newspaper article below. Specifically, the enlarged sentence.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 29, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Inventions, War, Space Travel, 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, Europe, Cars

Japanese Skull War Trophy

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Original picture here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 05, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: War, 1940's, Asia, Skulls, Bones and Skeletons, Love & Romance

WWI German Soldiers Found 94 Years After Shelling

Buried under the dirt of an explosion and almost perfectly preserved since there was no air and water, many of the soldiers were in the same positions as the time of the bombing. Some were sitting up and one was lying in bed. Some pages of a newspaper in the shelter were still readable. There were even the remains of a goat, which has been speculated was used for fresh milk.

Here's a shot of the site, being excavated for a road project.

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The soldiers were part of the 6th Company, 94th Reserve Infantry Regiment and include Musketeer Martin Heidrich, 20, Private Harry Bierkamp, 22, and Lieutenant August Hutten, 37.

Here's the link to the story in The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/9074336/German-soldiers-preserved-in-World-War-I-shelter-discovered-after-nearly-100-years.html

Ninety-four years is a long time to sit and wait to be found.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat Oct 13, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: War
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