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Everybody Fine After Giant British WWII ‘Tallboy’ Bomb Finally Blew Up In Poland

Going by what I know from Hollywood, the bomb-disposal community has a firm definition for the strategic technique of blowing up a bomb you can’t defuse: a controlled explosion. A Polish bomb squad just demonstrated what an uncontrolled explosion looks like, but thanks to them, nobody was hurt.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Peter Wherrett Has Some Thoughts About World War II’s Impact On The Car Industry

With the global market for private cars all but halted and manufacturing techniques and capacity revolutionized by developments in warplane and military vehicle production, the effects of World War II on automaking were immense. Luckily, we’ve got Peter Wherett’s Marque special on the subject to fill in the details.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Peter Wherrett Has Some Thoughts About World War II’s Impact On The Car Industry

With the global market for private cars all but halted and manufacturing techniques and capacity revolutionized by developments in warplane and military vehicle production, the effects of World War II on automaking were immense. Luckily, we’ve got Peter Wherett’s Marque special on the subject to fill in the details.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Peter Wherrett Has Some Thoughts About World War II’s Impact On The Car Industry

With the global market for private cars all but halted and manufacturing techniques and capacity revolutionized by developments in warplane and military vehicle production, the effects of World War II on automaking were immense. Luckily, we’ve got Peter Wherett’s Marque special on the subject to fill in the details.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Warsaw Is A Tedious Take On Darkest Dungeon

Warsaw, released on Steam last week by Polish developers Pixelated Milk, is a difficult, turn-based dungeon-crawler set in the eponymous capital city at the tail end of World War II. My first few hours with it were spent vacillating between admiration for its unique setting and frustration with its combat and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Really Happened On The Deadliest Single Day In Coast Guard History?

The sinking of the ammunition ship USS Serpens in January 1945 was the single deadliest day in the history of the Coast Guard. The gigantic explosion, which killed 250 sailors and almost vaporized the ship, was blamed on an accident involving the ship’s explosive cargo. Now, new allegations push the theory that the…Read more… Continue […]

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Access Millions of Newly Digitized Holocaust Records for Free

Records from the Holocaust and Nazi persecution have become more accessible, thanks to newly digitized archives. A joint initiative between Ancestry.com and the Arolsen Archives—an international center on Nazi persecution—has resulted in the digitization of millions of records from the era. And unlike many of the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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From Tuskegee Airman to Racing Godfather, Jim Barbour Is the Living Legend You Don’t Know About

Ninety-two year old James Barbour III is tough in an unusual kind of way. The stereotypical tough guy grimaces and fights and struggles. Instead, Jim has the remarkable ability to stay even, to keep things light. To make it seem like when the going gets rough, well, it’s not rough at all. According to him […]

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WWII Sub Rumored to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast

In the dying days of World War II, a German sub was reportedly sunk near the Danish coast, but the wreck was never found, leading to speculation that high-ranking Nazi officials—even possibly Adolf Hitler himself—used the high-tech vessel to escape to South America. A museum in Denmark has finally found the missing…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Incredible 25,000 Mile Road Trip Through Africa That Had This Man Wrenching For His Life

In 1955, one brave Frenchman’s thirst for adventure took him on an epic 25,000 mile road trip through Africa that would test his wrenching abilities to their fullest. Stranded in a 120 degree barren desert, the options were: wrench or die. He chose to wrench.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, General Patton’s Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99

Perhaps the original Jeep enthusiast, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza—the mechanic who drove General George S. Patton Jr. around during the final year of World War II—died last Tuesday at age 99, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Here’s a look at the man’s incredible story. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics.In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons of a metal strong enough to withstand the massive magnetic fields of the house-sized…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should Be In Video Games

Call of Duty has returned to World War II. It wasn’t so long ago that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare saved us from drowning in World War II games. Unfortunately, its success meant we spent the next several years drowning in modern military shooters instead, and when we got tired of that, game devs […]

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If You Hate ‘Antifa’, You Are a Fascist

On Sunday 4th, October 1936, my Jewish grandfather took to the streets of the East End in London and went to fight fascists marching through his neighborhood. The Battle of Cable Street was a defining moment in British history when domestic fascism was beaten back and London refused to bow to a …Continue reading Continue […]

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Newly Declassified Documents Show Nazis Plotted to Destroy Panama Canal

Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had infiltrated the country. Among the more shocking revelations is the discovery of a Nazi plot to destroy the Panama Canal—an act that would have changed “the history…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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