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Nazi gold train: Team starts Poland dig despite doubts

<b>Treasure hunters have begun digging at a site in south-western Poland where they believe a Nazi train, laden with stolen gems and arms, is hidden.</b><p>Experts say there is no evidence that the legendary train exists there.<p>The explorers - led by Piotr Koper from Poland and Andreas Richter from Germany - …

Archaeology

Poland's 'Nazi gold train' find: Myth and reality

<b>The Silesian Nazi gold train legend has intrigued Poles for decades and caused many treasure hunts.</b><p>The legend goes that in late 1944 or early 1945, as the Red Army advanced further westwards during the final days of World War II, the authorities in the Lower Silesian capital of Breslau (now …

History

Hitlers Frankenstien's monster - the Ju 287 even had parts from two B-24s

The first V1 prototype had continued on 17 test flights without crashing, yet they all must have been at a slow speed. The test pilot found that the …

Otto Rahn, secretly anti-Nazi, Joined The SS In Search For The Holy Grail and Became The Inspiration For Indiana Jones

Otto Wilhelm Rahn was a German writer and medievalist who was obsessed with finding the Holy Grail. This was the cup that Jesus supposedly drank out …

German Special Forces: Brandenburg Regiment - you have heard of them, right?

The Brandenburg Regiment, part of Germany’s Nazi special forces, was created by Captain Theodor von Hippel.<p>Hippel was a military man, who had served …

Top 10 Strangest Armored Cars of WWII - Page 2 of 2

<i>Continued from Page 1</i><p><b>5: Bobik</b><p>The BA-64 – given the moniker <i>Bobik</i> – was a Soviet four-wheeled, lightly-armored scout car. It was used by the Soviet …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Matthew Falder persuaded one victim to rape a toddler, while another young …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>A man prompted by the #MeToo movement to admit on social media that he raped a …

Nazi Gold Train Update: Digging Could Begin This Month!

<i>Editors note: These are the Gold Train updates up to March 2016</i><p>In December 2015, the press conference denounced the claims of a Nazi Gold Train, by …

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler's Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin

Not published in LIFE. Oberwallstrasse, in central Berlin, saw some of the most vicious fighting between German and Sov<p>... VIEW MORE<p>William …

World History

Amazing Photos Of The Fuhrerbunker in Berlin - Have You Seen Them All?

The heavily damaged Reich Chancellery is in the background, the cone on the right is the Ventilation Air Turret, the garden exit is on the left.<p>We …

The MASSIVE 60cm German Siege Mortar Karl

During World War 2, the Germans were famous for designing and producing mega war artillery. One of the most notable German Mortar Guns was the Mortar …

Tourists Found A Disturbing Collection Of Nazi Memorabilia In Italy

World War II is one of the most studied portions of human history. The decisions that were made by world leaders and implications of said decisions …

Nazi Germany: Lippisch P.13a Mach 2.6 range & fueled by coal

While World War 2 raged on, oil began to run low and more unconventional means of fuel were needed to replace them.<p>The Nazis then came up with the …

Mystery of Three US Airmen Who Vanished in Malayan Jungle Finally Solved after 70 Years

Just a few months after the end of the Second World War, three United States airmen took off from Singapore in a military transport plane. They were …

The British Paratroopers Who Parachuted Into Enemy Territory with Folding Bicycles

The BSA Airborne Paratrooper Bicycle was carried by British soldiers who landed on D-Day and in many other conflicts during World War II.<p>There is a long history of militaries using bicycles in warfare—from the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps that conducted long-distance tests in the 1890s …

Adolf Eichmann pleaded with Israel not to execute him for role in Holocaust

Senior Nazi insisted he was a "mere instrument" in hands of Adolf Hitler in newly released letter<p>Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, pleaded with Israel to spare his life and claimed to be a "mere instrument" in the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews, newly released letters show.<p>…

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

These haunting photos combine images of Berlin from World War II with the present day

A series of incredible images show how quickly the world can change.<p>In photographer Patrick Strijards' "Old vs. New" collection, he combines images of Germany during World War II with photos of the present day. The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the …

World War II

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Nearly 83 years ago this month, Hitler secretly began rearming the Nazis in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.<p>In 1934, Hitler told Nazi military leaders that 1942 was the target year for going to war in the east.<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

World History

In pictures: American airmen in England during World War Two

<b>More than two million American servicemen and women passed through Britain during World War Two. Many were based here with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), most of them living in eastern England.</b><p>To mark the reopening of the American Air Museum at Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford, …

North Carolina

Days of Destiny: 5 key moments of the Battle of Britain

Kate Moore picks out five key moments from that fateful summer when a group of Allied pilots were engaged in desperate battles with their German …

They Shot Each Other Down Then Depended On Each Other For Survival In The Norwegian Wilderness

<i>Into the White</i> was a 2012 Norwegian film loosely based on real events from World War II’s Norwegian Campaign, when the Allies tried to keep the …

Haile Sand Fort That Survived Attacks In Both World Wars For Sale!

In 1914 the Admiralty wanted to use the Humber Estuary as a safe place to assemble coastal convoys, but to do so, it needed to be protected so in May …

Was the burning of the Reichstag the Nazis’ first crime?

On 27 February 1933, the German parliament – Reichstag – building was severely damaged as a result of arson. Portrayed by Adolf Hitler's cabinet as …

9 things you (probably) didn’t know about Dunkirk

In 1940, as British troops retreated through France under fire from an advancing German Army, a massive evacuation was launched to bring the soldiers …

Old Boeing Plant has Some Secrets from World War Two

Many know of the company Boeing and its history of building planes. However, no one knew all of the secrets these specific plants held. Seattle, …

3 Urban Legends of War That Are Actually True... And One That Is Not

Legends, stories, and anecdotes are woven through the quilt of veteran and civilian experiences of war. We gain new words from war slang, and the …