Jeff Anderson

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Why Was the Battle of the Somme So Deadly?

The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, and among the bloodiest in all of human history. A combination of a compact …

History

King of rage: Henry VIII’s bloodthirsty letter demands monk’s brutal death

The bloodthirsty draft of a letter by King Henry VIII in which he demands a monk’s violent death is set to go on public display.<p>In the 16th-century death warrant, the famous king orders that the abbot of Norton Abbey in the North of England be “hung drawn and quartered,” but then decides that the …

Henry Viii

Did French Taxis Actually Change The Fate Of World War I?

Under the thick cover of the night on September 6, 1914, a group of Renault AG1 Landalets gathered in near the military complex of the <i>Place des</i> …

Taxicabs

Remembering the Red Baron on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

How the name of WWI’s greatest ace stays alive even as the Great War is forgotten.<p>If you’re a fan of World War I films, 2017 was a big year, in the …

World History

How Anne Boleyn Lost Her Head

In 1536, England’s King Henry VIII accused his second wife Anne Boleyn, who had been crowned queen in 1533, of charges including adultery, incest and …

History

The Jews who fought back: the story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

During the Second World War, Jews forced to live in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland had little choice: they could either fight their Nazi oppressors, or …

Warsaw

7 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn if You Want a Happy, Successful Life

The best way to enforce happy relationships is to exercise your willingness to walk away from them<p><i>"What is it that nobody tells you about adult life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

Relationships

The Historical King Arthur

The legends surrounding King Arthur and his knights have charmed and intrigued people for centuries and their popularity continues in the present …

This Spy Survived Torture to Make the Nazis Pay for Their Crimes

Wearing a gray flannel suit and a thick scarf around her head, Odette Sansom shielded her eyes from the salty ocean spray as the fishing boat scudded …

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

The violence of the final weeks of World War II on Europe's Eastern Front was matched only by its chaos, as exhausted and outmanned German forces withered under attacks from well-equipped and highly motivated Soviet troops.<p>The front line became more fluid, with Soviet forces quickly enveloping Nazi …

History

How British Gun Manufacturers Changed the Industrial World Lock, Stock and Barrel

For nearly 150 years, beginning in 1688 with the launch of the Nine Years’ War and stretching through the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, Great …

Germans During WWI Through Incredible Colorized Photos

A collection of colorized photos from DURIEZ Frédéric that shows Germans during the First World War.<br>Flamethrower pioneers of Assault Battalion No. 5 …

History

First World War letter recounts daring escape involving Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Fredrick Wornell used to give a few dollars to his family every Remembrance Day.<p>He knew if it wasn’t for the Armistice agreed to in 1918, he wouldn’t …

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

1/<p>Actress Dorothy Gibson, who was aboard the Titanic and survived, starred in a film called "Saved From the Titanic," which was released just one …

Titanic

Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees

<b>The relentless campaign to find and sink Germany's WWII battleship, the Tirpitz, left its mark on the landscape that is evident even today.</b><p>The largest vessel in Hitler's Kriegsmarine, it was stationed for much of the war along the Norwegian coast to deter an Allied invasion.<p>The German navy would …

Military

Did a Typo Help End World War II?

When Geoffrey Tandy was summoned to Bletchley Park in 1939, he had no idea what to expect. A volunteer at the Royal Navy Reserves, Tandy wanted to …

World War II

Friday the 13th: The superstitious origins surrounding this ill-fated day

At least once a year, the feared day of Friday the 13th occurs, a day which is surrounded by superstitions and the common belief that this day is of …

WWII’s secret Nazi hit squad

WITH Adolf Hitler poised to invade Britain in 1940, the nation was facing its darkest hour — so Winston Churchill realised it was time to fight dirty.<p>…

Memorial to Canadian-born VC holder hit 8 times by snipers' bullets to be unveiled

A plaque commemorating a First World War Victoria Cross hero who made a Leicestershire village his home will be unveiled later this …

True North Strong and Free: Remembering Vimy Ridge

Photo: Sharon McDonald<p>Visiting Vimy Ridge<p>In the summer of 2010, my husband Shane and I, along with two of our children, Matthew and Katelyn—then 18 …

A 'Game Of Thrones' fan just figured out the Night King's master plan

Just because <i>Game of Thrones</i> has finished for another two years (sob), it doesn't mean we're going to stop speculating about everything that could …

Polish WWII survivors sue over books by Holocaust denier

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Two Polish Holocaust survivors and a World War II veteran have filed a lawsuit against a publisher who released books by a Holocaust …

Plea for action on shipping emissions

David Shukman<p><b>Talks on the global shipping industry cutting greenhouse gases have opened with a passionate plea for action.</b><p>A minister from the Marshall Islands warned that the future of his low-lying Pacific country was at stake.<p>The shipping industry generates more than 2% of global CO2 emissions …

Climate

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C?

In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above …

Climate Change

An Obscure Magazine From 1934 Predicted the Nazi Genocide

In March 1934, a collection of North American thinkers from the religious (Rabbi Stephen Wise, Unitarian Rev. John Haynes Holmes) to the journalistic …

First Armour — Five Early Tanks That Changed the Course of World War One

“Ponderously slow, clumsy and mechanically unreliable, a handful of these top secret armoured “land ships” still succeeded in rolling over the German …

Military History

'1945' offers uneasy Holocaust drama about secrets and justice

The arrival of two laconic strangers in a small Hungarian town in 1945 precipitates a commotion in Ferenc Török's black-and-white Holocaust drama of …

The UK will spend trillions to reduce C02 emissions while the real offenders do little

There could be no better example of how those in the grip of groupthink tend to float ever further off into make-believe than a recent article by Claire Perry, our new Minister of State for Energy. She was celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act, the one which committed Britain, …

The Death of Environmentalism

<i>These excerpts are from “The Death of Environmentalism: Global-Warming Politics in a Post-Environmental World,” a controversial report circulated</i> …

As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst-Case Scenarios May Come True

A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of …

Global Warming