Month: May 2015

The Ming Dynasty army guns: 100 years earlier than the Spanish harquebusiers

During May 2004 to November 2005 , the Xuzhou Museum excavated the ruins of the Ming Dynasty in Xuzhou. Site from the surface of the following 4.5 meters, [...]

The doctor burst appendicitis appendix autotomize@Antarctic

On November 5, 1960, a group of Soviet explorers embarked on a South Antarctica construction of scientific research stations, and 27 year old Leningrad [...]

Deputy Mayor Ernst Kurt Lisso and his family after committing suicide by cyanide to avoid capture by US troops

As the Red Army and the Western Allies pressed closer and closer to Berlin suicides grew. Thousands of Germans committed suicide in the spring of 1945, [...]

A guard of honor passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the Trooping the Colour parade

In the strict world of British military protocol, there are even rules on how to faint with dignity. There are two main reasons why the guards of honor [...]

Australian soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore

Five Australian former prisoners of war catch up on news from home after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, September 1945. The brutal [...]

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of “home” while living in a residence for disturbed children

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp was asked to draw “home” and what she drew was scribbles. It shows how the horrors of the concentration camp [...]

John F. Kennedy campaigns in rural West Virginia, precariously perched on a high-chair to deliver his speech

While part of every candidate’s retinue, security was simply not the pressing, public concern in 1960 that it would suddenly and necessarily become [...]

The Solvay Conference, probably the most intelligent picture ever taken

The Solvay Conference, founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, was considered a turning point in the world of physics. Located in [...]

Rudolf Hoess the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, is hanged next to the crematorium at the camp

Rudolf Hoess (Rudolf Höss) was the architect and commandant of the largest killing center ever created, the death camp Auschwitz, whose name has come to [...]

Highway of Death, The result of American forces bombing retreating Iraqi forces, Kuwait

On Sunday 24 February 1991, allied forces launched a combined ground, air and sea assault which overwhelmed the Iraqi army within 100 hours. By 26 [...]