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A Browning pistol, namely a FN Model 1910 serial number 19074 was the direct factor and reason for a long, long war making millions of childrens fatherless, the World War 1.   The pistol was fired against Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with his wife by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 28 in 1914. The archduke traveled to Sarajevo in June 19..
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Soldiers Cemetery for Danes rededicated in northern France
A number of Danish Slesvigers was called upon the German Army during the first World War II and a Danish memorial for the fallen 5,333 Slesvigers will now be rededicated.   It happens on the Danish soldiers cemetery in Braine in northern France. The rededication will officially be done by HRH Prince Joachim Saturday 15 June 2013. The cemetery is located near the town hall in Braine, Place Charles de Gaulle.   The cemetery has been renovated, and the 5,333 South Jutla..
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Risked his Freedom to photograph nazi site
In 1986, the East German was making a site ready for new apartment blocks in Berlin. But there was so much rubble and concrete in the earth that the construction workers had to demolish some to me unknown underground buildings. Apparently, the concrete masses was a part of the Führers former bunker and an air raid shelter. These underground was then secretly photographed by Robert Conrad risking his freedom doing it. See more here ..
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British secret agents bribed Spanish top officials
The release of secret files from the National Archives, shows, that british secret agents bribed spanish officials, so Spain stayed out of the second World War.   Some ten million dollars was intented to be passed on to five top figures in the spanish top echelon, including the brother of General Franco, Nicolas Franco, but some nerving days passed on while the american authorities froze some of the accounts in bank being used.   Luckily, after some heavy pressure fr..
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The Mail is still important
The mail from and to the Front has always been very important, for botht the soldiers in fight and the family. And without the field post the soldiers cannot keep the very important readynes and willingnes to fight for their country, if he is full of worrines of his dear family. Now, though we are in the digital aera, the field post is still very important as a matter to keep the thoughts in the hand and express the inner feelings. The German Army - Bundeswehr - has made a video from ..
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100 dangerous bunkers to be removed
  During World War 2 the Germans made an extensive system of coastal fortifications along the western coast of Europe as a defense against an anticipated Allied invasion of the mainland continent from Great Britain.   In Denmark some 600 bunkers was build at the Western Coast, but now some 70 years later 100 of them will finally be removed.   They have in several years been very dangerous for people bathing, as the bunkers has been moved out in the water, er..
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A british POW send home encoded messages
  For five years a british soldier has been sending encoded messages home to his family, and finally so many years after it has been revealed what he really was about.   The soldier, John Pryor, was locked in a Nazi POW Camp for five years during World War 2, and now seventy years after he mailed the letters from the POW Camp a secret has been revealed.   Secretly the soldier has been asking for items to assist him escaping the POW Camp, the BBC reports. ..
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Women in WASP released male pilots for combat duty
  1.074 american women did a special service for the USA during World War 2.   They served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) from August 1943 until December 1944, as pilot getting their wings after a long and hard training. Military men at first were cool to the notion of women aviators, even in non-combat roles. But that soon changed. Members of WASP flew about 60 million miles, mostly to ferry war materials and personnel and thirty-eight of them were killed, ..
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Suitcase from World War 1 nurse discovered
  In Scotland, a very old suitcase from a World War 1 nurse has been found in a University. A cupboard in the Psychology Department of Abertay University in Dundee had a secret, an old suitcase somehow battered, but still containing documents and memorabilia from World War 1.   The suitcase apparently belonged to a nurse, Margaret Maule.   Noone at the university has any recollection of a nurse by that name, and how the suitcase ended in the cupboard is a co..
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Peace for our time
Peace for our time - 18/04/2013
After a meeting in München with Adolf Hitler the british premier Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938, and spoke to the crowds there:   - The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of yo..
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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Part 2/2
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilic. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movemen..
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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Part 1/2
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilic. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movemen..
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Missing World War II pilot identified and buried
  Nearly 79 years after death an american serviceman from World War finally has found a lasting place to stay, and a place for the family and the country to honor the soldier who gave his life for the country.   Army 1st Lt. John E. Terpninghas been buried April 3 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.    On May 7, 1944, Terpning was a pilot of a B-24D Liberator aircraft that departed Nadzab, New Guinea, on a bombing mission. Due to mechanical t..
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New pictures released of norwegian traitor, Vidkun Quisling
The National Archive in Norway, Riksarkivet, has released new details about the famous norwegian traitor, Vidkun Quisling who was sentenced to death for treason against the norwegian state and people - and finally executed October 24, 1945. Tuesday in Oslo a number of new digitized documents and picture was released and among the material was 500 photos, many never been shown before.   At the same time the archive has again publized all the picture in its inventory, and among..
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Battle of Jutland, Part 1.5
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