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The MiG 23 that flew for 560 miles without the pilot then crashed in a farm killing a boy

The cold war is littered with near ‘nuclear apocalypse’ misses, technological and aviation advancement and a fair number of peculiar incidents. One such bizarre event…

Unexpected Consequences – How The Spanish-American War Improved American Food

America declared war on Spain in 1898. In the aftermath, the Spanish Empire came to an end, the US grew bigger, and the US Food…

Vistula-Oder Offensive: The Offensive That Brought The Soviets To 70km From Berlin

In the 2004 film Downfall, depicting the last few days in Adolf Hitler’s bunker under Berlin before the city finally fell to Soviet troops on…

Good “Old 666”, the Cursed Bomber that No One Wanted to Fly took on 17 Japanese Fighters Alone and Lived to Tell About It

When you see the number “666” on the tail number of a plane, it is entirely understandable if you opt to stay on the ground. …

An American Experience in Vietnam – 14 Sad But Powerful Images

  Zentih Press has released a must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the 50th…

Charles the Bold, Burgundy’s Flawed Reforming Warlord

Charles the Bold was a man who could have changed the face of Europe. Inheriting the Valois duchy of Burgundy in 1467, he was one…

Henry Mucci’s rescue of POWs from Cabanatuan Prison Camp

On the face of it, it looked to be a rescue mission with little chance of success. Reports had filtered through of the most terrible…

When A WWII Super Submarine Was Discovered off the Coast of Hawaii

Although they first came to prominence during the First World War, the early U-boats and submarines have subsequently been perfected and improved upon throughout the…

He slammed his hand on the table and screamed to Hitler “I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan”… and he got away with it

Written by Nigel Mountford on Quora and reproduced with permission. This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled…

HBO’s ” The Mighty Eighth” an UPDATE, It’s Getting Close & Has a $500 Million Budget

Lincolnshire in England has received a visit from aviation advisers associated with a new World War II mini-series from Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks –…

The Italian Breda Ba.88 “Lynx” – The Worst Operational Airplane Of WWII

One of the Italian ground-attack planes used during World War II that was a complete failure – the Breda Ba. 88 Lince. It was used…

A needle in a haystack – the missing wedding ring of a WWI vet returned

Sorry the original article is missing but here is another great article: How often does a search for something small – such as a needle…