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In Color: Russia's Great Patriotic War. Travel - Budapest’s secret underground hospital. In autumn 1956, as Soviet troops suppressed the Hungarian uprising against the country’s communist regime, three-year-old Erzsebet Seibriger and her family headed underground to one of Budapest’s many natural caves where they were safe from tanks, bombs and gunfire.
But their location – an underground hospital where Seibriger’s surgeon father treated both Hungarian revolutionaries and Soviet soldiers – would haunt them for years. After Soviet troops crushed the rebellion, tens of thousands of Hungarians were imprisoned or executed for participating, including doctors who treated injured freedom fighters. Due to a heart condition, Seibriger’s father was not jailed – but he did lose his medical license. The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates.
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it gives us an opportunity to ask what are these scrolls and why they should matter to anyone. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 and consist of 900 plus copies of Jewish manuscripts of biblical books, sectarian compositions, and other writings. The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist. It seemed too good to be true.
And it was. Nearly 20 years ago, excavators digging on North Carolina’s remote Hatteras Island uncovered a worn ring emblazoned with a prancing lion. A local jeweler declared it gold—but it came to be seen as more than mere buried treasure when a British heraldry expert linked it to the Kendall family involved in the 1580s Roanoke voyages organized by Sir Walter Raleigh during Elizabeth I’s reign. Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands? Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the leak.
With the United States caught up in an undeclared shooting war with Germany in late 1941 and President Franklin D. 10 Lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting. Eisenhower views on fighting communism in Eastern Europe in 1950s. In 1944, Enver Hoxha became the Communist leader in Albania, an early post-war target of opportunity for U.S. and British covert operators hoping to stir instability in the region.
The OSD history concludes that, other than the early planning stages, the United States was more interested in letting Hoxha "stew in his own juice" than in overthrowing him. East Germany erupted in civil unrest in June 1953, the first open demonstrations against the Communist system in Eastern Europe. The revolts prompted ongoing debates within the U.S. over how to respond to future outbreaks of violence – with relative caution ultimately prevailing. Washington, D.C. February 28, 2017 - President Dwight D. Short of direct intervention, U.S. options were frustratingly limited, according to the document, which focuses on the Eisenhower administration's internal debates and the broader military dimensions of U.S. policy toward the region during the 1950s.
The National Security Archive is grateful to Dr. The Most Patriotic Act of Treason in American History? As President Nixon’s list of enemies grew long and his grip on reality fragile, one prominent member of his government prepared the military to commit treason.
It sounds more Hollywood than history. A paranoid president, unhinged, drinking heavily, ranting against his enemies, terrifies subordinates. The defense secretary commits what may be the most patriotic act of treason in American history: ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ignore any White House military initiatives lacking his signature. Grisly Find: Roman-Era Man May Have Had Tongue Cut Out. A man who lived some 1,500 years ago may have had his tongue cut out, though archaeologists, who found his remains buried with a flat rock in his mouth, are not sure the reason for the possible amputation.
The skeleton was excavated in 1991 near the village of Stanwick in Britain. But it wasn't until recently that a team led by Simon Mays, a human skeletal biologist with Historic England, a public group that promotes England's history, did an in-depth analysis of the skeleton. Finding Amelia Earhart. Popular modern reports claim Amelia Earhart made it to an island and survived for a time.
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The Shocking Secret Why America's Aircraft Carriers Dominate the World's Oceans. Naval aviation is an inherently dangerous business, but over the course of more than 75 years, through robust procedures, rigorous training and continuous practice, the U.S. Navy has honed its carrier flight deck operations into a well-oiled machine. Accidents do happen, but the Navy is continually working on improving flight deck safety. Every time there is a mishap, the accident is investigated so that procedures can be refined to prevent a recurrence. But those lessons have often come at price in lives lost, injuries and monetary costs. Hundreds of men have been killed or injured during accidents at sea onboard a carrier. Allied war crimes during World War II - Wikipedia. Allied war crimes include both alleged and legally proven violations of the laws of war by the Allies during World War II against either civilians or military personnel of the Axis powers.
Thumbnail Reveals the Final Days of Franklin Expedition Explorer. CSI Berlin: What Happened to Hitler’s Body? On the final day of April 1945, with the Third Reich rapidly collapsing under a two-pronged military onslaught, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler holed up in a secret bunker in central Berlin and prepared to carry out his own macabre exit strategy. It's Been 17 Years Since Columbine—and People Still Believe There's a Mystery to Be Solved. Columbine is normal now. Behind the Ronald Reagan myth: “No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill informed” No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill informed. At presidential news conferences, especially in his first year, Ronald Reagan embarrassed himself. Did Amelia Earhart die as a castaway on a remote island?
A short black-and-white film of Amelia Earhart before her last flight has surfaced. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. American airborne landings in Normandy - Wikipedia. The American airborne landings in Normandy were the first United States combat operations during Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy by the Western Allies on June 6, 1944 during World War II. Soviet nuclear submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank north of Bermuda. Washington D.C., October 7, 2016 -Thirty years ago, a Soviet nuclear submarine with about 30 nuclear warheads on board sank off U.S. shores north of Bermuda as Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan were preparing for their historic summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. 11 facts you may not have known about Roman gladiators.
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