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World War I

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1. During the Cold War, Chairman Mao held meetings in his swimming pool to embarrass Nikola Khrushchev, who had to wear a floaty as he couldn’t swim. Khrushchev felt insulted and the incident furthered the deterioration of relations between the Soviet Union and China.

1. During the Cold War, President Nixon devised a strategy to make the USSR think he was crazy and capable of launching nukes at any moment. It was called the "Madman Theory."

This telegram informs the family that Charles was Killed in Action on 22nd March 1918, the second day of the German Spring Offensive. The main thrust of the German advance was in the area south of Saint Quentin, where the allied defences were at their weakest, and it was here that Charles' regiment was stationed and working as a dismounted unit in support of the infantry.  The German attack began on March 21st and resulted in heavy casualties; on the 22nd the Regimental War Diary records ...

This telegram informs the family that Charles was Killed in Action on 22nd March 1918, the second day of the German Spring Offensive. The main thrust of the German advance was in the area south of Saint Quentin, where the allied defences were at their weakest, and it was here that Charles' regiment was stationed and working as a dismounted unit in support of the infantry. The German attack began on March 21st and resulted in heavy casualties; on the 22nd the Regimental War Diary records that…

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Soldiers, France, 1917 | 16 Edwardian Colour Photos That Will Make You Feel Like A Time Traveller

Paul Castelnau was a talented autochromist who contributed to Albert Kahn's project. When war broke out, he was drafted into service and documented the conflict from the front lines. You can view more of Castelnau's photographs here.

A returning observation balloon. A small army of men, dwarfed by the balloon, are controlling its descent with a multitude of ropes. The basket attached to the balloon, with space for two people, can be seen sitting on the ground. Frequently a target for gunfire, those conducting observations in these balloons were required to wear parachutes for a swift descent if necessary.

World War I was the first major conflict to see widespread use of powered aircraft -- invented barely more than a decade before the fighting began. Airplanes, along with kites, tethered balloons, and zeppelins gave all major armies a new tactical platform to observe and attack enemy forces from above.

November’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.” You can see others at A Collection Of…

Corporal Jackie Was A Baboon In The South African Army During World War I. He Was The Official Mascot Of The 3rd Transvaal Regimen When His Owner, Albert Marr Was Drafted Into War, And Would Not Leave Jackie At Home. He Asked His Superiors If Jackie, Too, Could Join The Army And They Said Yes

So Jackie was given an official style uniform with a cap, a ration set, and his own pay book. Jackie would salute to superior officers and light soldiers' cigarettes. He would even stand at ease in the style of a trained soldier. Due to his heightened senses, Jackie was useful to sentries on duty at night. The baboon would be the first to know when an attack was coming or enemy soldiers were moving around nearby. Jackie and Marr survived a battle where the casualty rate was 80%, in Delville…

World War I was the first major conflict to see widespread use of powered aircraft -- invented barely more than a decade before the fighting began. Airplanes, along with kites, tethered balloons, and zeppelins gave all major armies a new tactical platform to observe and attack enemy forces from above.

World War I was the first major conflict to see widespread use of powered aircraft -- invented barely more than a decade before the fighting began. Airplanes, along with kites, tethered balloons, and zeppelins gave all major armies a new tactical platform to observe and attack enemy forces from above.

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