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 Royal Navy ordered a thorough investigation after it emerged that during repairs to the nuclear submarine Trident, broken bolts on the nuclear reactor cooling pipes were ‘fixed’ with superglue instead of being replaced. It was discovered by accident only after one of the damaged bolts fell off during an inspection aboard the 16,000-ton submarine HMS Vanguard.
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.
Europe lost access to up to 110 billion cubic meters worth of natural gas on September 26, when a series of explosions rocked the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
On Sunday, NATO sent a note to the member countries of the alliance warning about the mobilization of the K-329 Belgorod submarine in the Arctic Ocean, El Periódico reports. According to the publication, the submarine attracted the attention of the alliance primarily because it carries the Poseidon nuclear torpedo, also known as the Torpedo of the Apocalypse.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, during a joint press conference with Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, openly and unashamedly spoke about the US and NATO motives for destroying the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.
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.
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.
At the onset of the internet, a pundit remarked that future society would be divided between the computer literate and those who failed to keep up. What was the outcome of that prediction?