Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two – well not really. We are « celebrating » the end of the War in Europe. 826 more words
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April 26th in history:
On April 26th, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union exploded during a test. Until an earthquake triggered an accident at a Japanese nuclear plant in 2011, the Chernobyl blast generally was considered the worst accident ever at a nuclear power plant. 57 more words
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More than 500,000 Italian and German fighters were brought to Britain as prisoners of war during World War Two. They spent the remainder of the war in commandeered stately homes, old Army barracks or hastily thrown together huddles of huts, often built by the prisoners themselves. 1,234 more words
It was one of the most perplexing episodes of the Second World War which, more than 70 years on, remains shrouded in mystery.
But a new book claims to have solved the riddle of the flight to Britain in 1941 of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy. 687 more words
Horst Wessel was one of the “martyrs” of the NSDAP movement, he wrote what became the “Horst Wessel Lied,” the NSDAP anthem. Rudolf Hess gave this speech on 13 June 1936 at the launching of a training ship named after Wessel. 700 more words