SPECIAL INSIDER REPORT: As recently as the 1960s Britain’s Merchant Navy was the largest in the world. It was said that 350,000 British seamen and officers served under the Red Ensign.
WORLD WAR II FOCUS: In 1940 An Austrian Jewish publisher named Goldschmidt retreated to England. Alas, it was a frying pan into the fire. This legitimate citizen of Hitler’s Germany in England was considered an alien and promptly arrested. Perhaps he could be forgiven for wishing he had remained in Austria where Jewish publishers were in truth not persecuted.
The Woke Mob and Environment fanatics demand we purchase, lease and rent electric and hybrid cars in our home garages which may be an integral part of our homes.
Exactly one month after Britain’s declaration of war on the German Reich (September 3, 1939) a U-boot skipper’s audacious opportunism sent the first of five of Britain’s battleships and battlecruisers to the bottom of Scapa Flow. Situated on Scotland’s stormy west coast this fortress harbour served as an English lair from which Royal Navy ships ambushed German shipping navigating the North Sea.
After the defeat of the Workers Reich on May 8, 1945, the armies of the British, Soviet and American empires plundered everything they could lay their hands on. Soviet plunder of the defeated Reich included the seizing of the German-built transatlantic liner SS Berlin III. This super liner, after providing German workers with affordable Mediterranean cruises, in July 1939 was converted into a hospital ship and later evacuated thousands of troops and civilians fleeing the rapacious Red Army.
A 30-year-old Russian lone sailor who attempted to sail solo from Sweden to Spain in a sailboat he bought in Stockholm has been rescued after a major search operation discovered a message that was sculpted in moss.
Remains of an 18th-century Dutch warship and a British steamer from the 19th century have been discovered by a team of Mexican archaeologists exploring the Yucatan Peninsula.
GREAT EUROPEANS: Remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance have been discovered near the South Pole. The wreck of Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship has been found, 106 years after it sank east of Antarctica trying to reach the pole.
At the height of the Cold War in 1964, only two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the British Westminster government decided it was a good idea to breach every trade embargo in the book and try to ship a load of Leyland buses to Cuba.
On the morning of 2 October 1942, the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Curacao rendezvoused north of Ireland with the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, which was carrying approximately 10,000 American troops of the 29th Infantry Division.