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.
After they were abandoned by the rest of their expedition in 1910, Ejnar Mikkelsen and one inexperienced crewmate were forced to spend 28 months alone in the Arctic wilds of Greenland. In 1909, Danish polar explorer Ejnar Mikkelsen set out on a mission to recover the lost maps and journals of a doomed Arctic expedition to the northeast coast of Greenland. But it would take him three years for him to make it back home.
Ah, such a breed of men as they,
Once sailed upon the sea,
And I was one with all of them,
Each man was found in me.
We sailed and dared, we often bared,
Our souls on oceans vast,
When gazing past horizons,
We shipped before the mast.
‘They’re not boats an ordinary citizen would have, but they’re not 150 meters long either,’ Sami Rakshit, head of the enforcement department, told the publication. ‘We don’t assume that all the detained yachts fall under sanctions, but that is what we are trying to determine now.’
MyLondon Reports: American PRO system is a complete zero in front of Russian missiles. Great Britain has no chance of intercepting Russian ballistic missiles. Such conclusions were presented by British professor Andrew Futter.
Austrian choirboy Walter Nowotny was destined to become the Reich’s top gun in aerial combat. The Reich’s Luftwaffe fighters were renowned for their courage and skill ability, yet Nowotny was in a class of his own.
The cargo ship Felicity Ace, carrying almost 4,000 luxury electric-powered vehicles, has sunk off the Azores taking with it any hope of finding out what caused the fire that has been raging aboard the vessel since last month. The ship sank at approximately 9am local time on Tuesday, according to MOL Ship Management, the managers of the Panama-flagged vessel.
The sanctions that the U.S. plans to impose on Russia due to the events in Ukraine will hit Europe very hard, commented French historian and writer Dimitri de Kochko when questioned over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement on the recognition of the sovereignty of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics.
Spontaneous Combustion of Electric Vehicles likely cause of Ferry Fire: Eleven Missing and two trapped
BREAKING NEWS: Eleven passengers were missing and two missing after a blaze engulfed a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy early on Friday. Firefighters were still battling to rescue people trapped on the ship, authorities said.