Memories of "Duck and Cover" drills done in schools back in the 1950's and early 60's. Many people have vivid memories of these drills and at the time there was a cartoon film shown in schools called "Duck and Cover."
Something that can keep soldiers alert, reduce pain and remove the feeling of hunger is invaluable to an army. In the beginning of World War II the interest for amphetamines increased in Germany and the Allies soon...
An article looking into the living conditions of the urban poor in the 1800s. The 1800s was a time of enormous change. The industrial revolution changed Britain's urban landscape forever.
In the early stages of the English Civil War, the future city of Birmingham was the scene of an important, but long forgotten battle. A battle that pitted civilians directly against soldiers...
Research into a local restaurant turns up interesting information about pre-World War II Long Island, including a glimpse into an infamous group of Nazi supporters, German submarines, and espionage.
When the British made life difficult for German submarines, the U-boats began patrolling US waters. They enjoyed so much success against the unprepared Americans, they called it the Second Happy Time.
Victoria and Albert were married for 21 years- not a particularly long marriage but their nine children and 36 grand children had a great effect on the shaping of the world in the early twentieth century
During 1940, the Russians murdered an estimated 22,000 Polish officers, policemen and intellectuals. Vasili Blokhin, Stalin's chief executioner, personally shot 7,000 Poles during the Katyn Massacre.
A list of fads from the 80s
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror...