Category: History

The Bloodsuckers Ball

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based on a list of the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2011 compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 companies with the most military sales worldwide.

The riddle of one photo

Allach porcelain collectors are aware of Heinrich Hoffmann’s photograph taken in Obersalzberg on April 20, 1944, in which Heinrich Himmler presents Allach figures to Adolf Hitler for his 55th birthday. This is one of the most “quoted” photographs when it comes to the Allach factory. And here’s the first question I want to ask: “How many figurines are on the table?”

April 25 War of the Worlds

Unique archival photographs of Soviet commanders during a meeting with the Allies are published today on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the section ‘Meeting on the Elbe: Unknown Pages’, the press service of the military department.

The United States Leads the World in Assassinations

Since 1865 more U.S. heads of state have been assassinated than in any other country.  Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1882), William McKinley (1901) and John F. Kennedy (1963) were all cut down. There was also an attempted assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami on February 15, 1933. Had it succeeded then war with Germany might well have been averted.

The Wars of the Dictators

‘If our two countries on that account should be destined to meet again on the field of battle, there would nevertheless be a difference in the motives. I, Herr Daladier, shall be leading my people in a fight to rectify a wrong, whereas the others would be fighting to preserve that wrong.’ ~ Adolf Hitler President-Chancellor.