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.
One morning she woke up and she seemed to hear a noise from the living room. To her surprise, she saw her husband. She didn’t expect to see him at all because she knew she and their home was far away from where he worked as a truck driver.
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.
It is always sad to read of deaths by drowning. Such tragedies are common but most heart-rending is the many that die not through drowning but through lack of knowledge. Those more aware of how to respond in a difficult situation would survive.
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.