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Out of fuel: Pilot Landed on a Container Ship – The Ship Claimed the Plane Under Salvage Rights (Watch)

An unusual incident involving a container ship and an aircraft from a nearby aircraft carrier occurred in June 1983, when NATO countries were staging an…

Fascinating Abandoned Military Bases From All Around The World

Military bases and installations, built to last only a few years or to support a 1000-year Reich have been left abandoned across the globe. Some…

The Renault FT-17 – The World’s First Modern Tank

The tank was one of the most important weapons of World War II. However, the first tanks were built during World War I (1914 –…

Ira Hayes – Iwo Jima Flag Raiser & Very Reluctant Hero

Ira Hamilton Hayes was one of five men who helped raise the American flag over Mt. Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima on…

Single Combat in Ancient Rome

David and Goliath, Hector and Achilles, Romulus and Acro. Great instances of single combat are not limited to these far distant and historically vague events.…

The Siege of Masada: Rome’s Assertion of Authority

During Rome’s centuries as a growing empire it faced countless rebellions and challenges to its dominance of the Mediterranean, the old Italian allies even revolted…

The Only Submarine Sunk By a Dump on the Toilet – U-1206

The U-1206 was commissioned on March 16, 1944 and a type 7C U-boat. This type U-Boat was equipped with a new type of toilet designed…

Top 10 German Luftwaffe Aces Of WWII

The Ace Fighter cult came to prominence during the First World War, which was the first conflict that utilized the use of aircraft in a…

We Were Soldiers: Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley – Veteran of 3 Wars

Basil L. Plumley was a soldier as well as an airborne combat infantryman in the US Army. He eventually reached the rank of Command Sergeant…

The Sword of Rome: Marcus Claudius Marcellus

All three of the Punic Wars were won by Rome, and the third war saw Carthage’s complete destruction, but there were periods where the Romans…

7 Famous Knights of the Middle Ages

Medieval knights were among the celebrities of their day – warriors, leaders, and scholars. They became figures of romance and inspiration, giving them a special…

How Dr. Morell Made Hitler A Cocaine Junkie

By Elaine Fields Smith At last, a reasonable explanation for dictator Adolf Hitler’s maniacal behavior. The Fuhrer was on drugs thanks to Dr. Theodor Morell.…