Battle of Brody June 1941: World War II

A thousand coffee table books and countless hours of popular history programs have described the Battle of Prokhorovka, part of the Third Reich’s 1943 Operation Citadel, as the largest tank battle in history. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks slammed into the 2nd SS Panzer Corps in an enormous conflagration of flesh and metal. Prokhorovka was certainly an important clash and one [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:53:40+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Steamship SS Oria: World War II

Oria, the 4000 Italian shipwrecked who said NO to Nazism. The memorial day: every 27th of January we remember the massacres committed by the Nazis, as a warning that something similar does not happen again. The mistake we maybe make is to limit – in this memory – only to people who died in the death camps, forgetting all them who lost their lifes because of collateral damages of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:54:43+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Siege Of Nuremberg 1632: The Thirty Years’ War.

The Siege of Nürnberg was a battle campaign that took place in 1632 about the Imperial City of Nuremberg during the Thirty Years' War. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, rather than engage the larger forces of Albrecht von Wallenstein, retreated into the city. Wallenstein immediately laid siege, an action that soon proved difficult for both sides. Despite Gustavus's efforts to challenge Wallenstein on the open field, Wallenstein did not give battle. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:55:40+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Renaissance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Rat Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte: World War II

If it was completed during the fighting of World War 2, the Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte would have been the largest tank ever produced. The Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" (translating to "Rat") was a proposed super-heavy tank design of the German Krupp concern with origins in 1942. Hitler gave this mammoth undertaking his direct blessing as the program set about to create the most powerful tank ever devised for the modern [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:59:32+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Panzer 4 German Medium Tank: World War II

The Panzer 4 is normally described as having been the mainstay of the German tank forces during the Second World War, but that is actually somewhat misleading. While it is true that the Panzer 4 was the only German tank to remain in production for the entire duration of the war, for the first three of those years it was a close support weapon produced in relatively small numbers. It was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:02:40+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Heydrich Reinhard, The Butcher of Prague: World War II

When the head of Nazi security police and governor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Heydrich Reinhard, died 70 years ago, June 4, 1942. Due to wounds inflicted by Czech parachutists during an assassination attempt, it marked one of the highlights in the history of Czech resistance and proved a great blow to the Nazi war effort. The death of the man nicknamed “The Butcher” signified that even [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:05:01+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Albert Einstein: Theoretical Physicist

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he, later on, began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 Albert Einstein entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:06:05+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DO317 German Heavy Bomber: World War II

The Dornier DO317 was a planned German heavy bomber of World War II. Design and development In June 1940, Dornier produced plans for further development of the Do 217, which would have a pressurized cabin and more powerful engines (DB 604 or Jumbo 222). Designated DO317, it was one of the proposals submitted to the RLM for the "Bomber B" project. Two versions of the DO317 were proposed: the simplified DO317A, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:15:16+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Battle of Liege: World War I

On August 5, 1914, the German army launches its assault on the city of Liege in Belgium, violating the latter country’s neutrality and beginning the first battle of World War I. By August 4, the German 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armies—some 34 divisions of men—were in the process of aligning themselves on the right wing of the German lines, poised to move into Belgium. In total, seven German armies, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:27:51+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Battle on the Marchfeld: Medieval Wars

The Battle on the Marchfeld at Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen took place on 26 August 1278 and was a decisive event in the history of Central Europe for the following centuries. The opponents were a Bohemian (Czech) army led by the Přemyslid king Ottokar II of Bohemia and the German army under the German king Rudolph I of Habsburg in alliance with King Ladislaus IV of Hungary. Although both sides [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:29:34+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Medieval|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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