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by Amerowolf
9 months ago
Top 8 of the Most Deadly Dictators in Human History

Over the last 150 years, people who have been grabbed an excess of power have committed enough genocides, brutal wars, and systematic murders to teach the world that no one person should ever wield total power again.

History
by Moina Arcee
9 months ago
Napoleon, Popes, a Visionary, and a Miracle

Napoleon's pursuit of Rome's popes, a visionary who saw all, and a miracle that allowed a future pope to become a priest.

History
by Moina Arcee
9 months ago
The Legend of Fatima: the July 13 Apparitions

Did the Virgin Mary appear at Fatima on July 13, 1917?

History
by kellapat
9 months ago
Big Ben in London Goes Silent for Repairs on the Clock Tower

Big Ben, the bell in the Clock Tower in the Palace of Westminster in London as well as the Tower itself need so many repairs that the bell will be silent for several months starting in January 2017.  Repairs will take three years to complete, and tours of the Tower will be canceled during that time. 

History
by SamanthaDS
9 months ago
MacArthur and Mitchell: Childhood Friends to Legends

Douglas MacArthur and Billy Mitchell have been considered among the most influential and outspoken American military figures in history. Before their famous achievements, they became friends in their youth.

History
by Moina Arcee
9 months ago
Blessed Pope Pius IX: Past and Present

Opening chapter of a biography of Blessed Pope Pius IX

History
by Leigh Goessl
9 months ago
Political Contrasts of Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations

During the International Bronze Age two distinctive civilizations appeared on the eastern Mediterranean and left a significant mark on history. They are known in history as the Minoans and Mycenaeans. 

History
by SamanthaDS
9 months ago
The Tragedy of the USS Akron

Constructed during a time period when zeppelin travel, the USS Akron was considered among the crowning achievements of the era before it met a terrible end.

History
by Moina Arcee
10 months ago
The Blind Visionary: Aldous Huxley

The short and intense life of author and psychedelist Aldous Huxley

History
by SamanthaDS
10 months ago
The Mystery of Harold Holt

An article about former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt

History
by kellapat
10 months ago
Documentary Review - Beyond the Edge - Scaling Mount Everest (2013)

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953. This documentary gives the intimate details of the trek up the side of the mountain which was undertaken by a team of 13 men under the leadership of Colonel John Hunt of Britain.

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
Great World War 2 Aircraft

This was a war where aircraft proved essential. For the first time, bombers were used to great effect on variable military targets such as naval ships, munitions factories and airfields. In addition to this, bombers needed fighter planes in support to gain air superiority. As such, planes used in...

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
Famous Ships of the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy was the largest navy in the world until its gradual postwar decline. The Royal Navy has been the most vital part of Britain's military which has won countless naval battles, and even in more recent times it spearheaded Britain's victory in the Falklands. As such, Britain...

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
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The History of the Bismarck Battleship

Bismarck was the hero of German unification during the 1870s, and in the 1930s a new Bismarck battleship was laid down. It began construction in Hamburg at the Blohm and Voss shipyard, and was complete by the early 1940s. As such, in 1940 the Kriegsmarine commissioned the Bismarck after sea...

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
Where and how the Allies won the North Africa Campaign

The North Africa Campaign, which lasted from 1940 into 1943, was the primary front for the Western Allies during this period. Without a foothold on mainland Europe, here they hoped to gain a platform from which to invade Italy. Their eventual victory in North Africa was perhaps because it...

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
A Timeline of the Mediterranean Campaign

The Mediterranean Campaign was the war at sea that involved the Allied and Axis navies in the Mediterranean before the defeat of Italy in 1943. The two primary navies of this campaign were Britain’s Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina. However, the German and American navies also provided...

History
by kellapat
10 months ago
Documentary Review - American Experience: The Amish: Shunned (2014)

When an Amish child leaves the community, family and friends shun them and treat them as though they are dead. Interviews with several former Amish members reveals the heartaches of those who are no longer accepted by their families.

History
by Moina Arcee
10 months ago
The Legend of Fatima: The May 13 Apparitions

  The first apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima on May 13 1917

History
by MatthewA
10 months ago
How Britain Took and Lost Tobruk in the North Africa Campaign

Tobruk is a city along the northeastern coast of Libya. When Italy declared war on the British Empire in the 1940s, it became a key Allied base in the North Africa Campaign. It included a deep, and protected, harbor where their warships could be stationed. Tobruk was also in...

History
by kellapat
10 months ago
Documentary Review - The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

William Colby, Director of the CIA from 1973-76, is the subject of this documentary by his son Carl, telling the story of his professional and family life. Colby was called to testify before congressional committees 32 times in one year about activities performed by the CIA which were thought to be illegal.

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