Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Here is an excerpt from an informative article by Dmitry Orlov: A whiff of World War III hangs in the air. In the US, Cold War 2.0 is on, and the anti-Russian rhetoric emanating from the Clinton campaign, echoed by the mass media, hearkens back to McCarthyism and the red scare. Show More Summary
Following the extraordinarily positive response to Ciara Phillips' Dazzle Ship Scotland at Prince of Wales Dock, Leith, co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, Edinburgh Art Festival announced that the work will remain at the docks into 2017. Show More Summary
One of the reasons we have ancient Greek literature at all was the competition between the kings of the Greek Empire. After Alexander the Great expanded the Greek Empire to its apex, regional rulers wanted to display their fitness to succeed him. Show More Summary
Harry S. Truman: _[Letter to Bess Wallace]_: >Commerce, Okla. August 26, 1916 >Dear Bess: >Your very good letter came day before yesterday in the morning but I have been so hard pushed trying to raise this week's payroll that I couldn't write. I succeeded in doing it, although I hope...
DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • WT1c Walter Solle, U.S. Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor. He was accounted for on 18 August 2016. Welcome back, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies that your […]
The new blockbuster movie Anthropoid tells the fascinating story of the assassination of one of Hitler’s top henchmen in the Second World War - and it all took place in Prague.
David Stoddart is a photographer and post-processing obsessive from Suffolk. He travels the Uk creating composites from his adventures, and has recently been creating a series based on planes from the world wars. Here David takes us through one of his composites. This is one of my favourite Photoshop composites, mostly because the subject matter of [...]Show More Summary
The World War 1 multiplayer first person shooter “Verdun” has been delayed for Xbox One, though the PS4 version is still on track to be released August 30. Initially the company wanted to release the title for both consoles at the same time, but in an announcement made on the games Steam page, the development […]
As if being on a 24-hour, 7-days-a week terrorist watch wasn’t wearisome enough, it now looks as if several nations in Europe are actively preparing for war. For some, any whisper of war has the potential to morph into something far more catastrophic, like World War 3. Show More Summary
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s increasingly hysterical attacks on both her political opponent Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin could lead to her launching a new world war, analysts told Sputn...
Next week is going to be exceptionally busy, with Apple slated to reveal the iPhone 7 and Sony preparing to announce a slim PS4 alongside a "high-end" PS4. For those of us who cover the worlds of technology and entertainment, it's important...Show More Summary
Marvel movies mean big business. They've raked in billions of dollars across the world, and that lev...
Topic: Libraries “The library was a means [for the kings] to show off their wealth, their power, and mostly to show that they were the rightful heirs of Alexander the Great,” says Gaëlle Coqueugniot, an ancient history research associate at the University of Exeter. From The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World | Atlas Obscura Tweet
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In 1917 a pair of Allied officers combined a homemade Ouija board, audacity, and imagination to hoax their way out of a remote prison camp in the mountains of Turkey. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe...Show More Summary
An artistic interpretation of the Library of Alexandria based on archaeological evidence by O. Von Corven. (Photo: Public Domain) In the Hellenistic Era—that's 323 BC to 31 BC, for all you numbers fans—the Library of Alexandria, Egypt was a research hub of high prestige. Show More Summary
We see you Harry Styles! Although the One Direction member has busy filming the World War Two movie Dunkirk for the last few months, the 22-year-old appeared to get some much needed down time as he was spotted enjoying a low key lunch with Meredith Winston on Thursday. Aww! Related: Zayn Is Reportedly Writing A One Direction [...]
The world of personal computing is in a perpetual state of evolution. And there is no greater force instigating the advancement of technology than competition. Throughout this series, we have focused on the strategies and technologies that Microsoft is bringing to the table in the industry's shift toward AI and bots. Show More Summary
The years leading up to the declaration of war between the Axis and Allied powers in 1939 were tumultuous times for people across the globe. The Great Depression had started a decade before, leaving much of the world unemployed and desperate. Show More Summary
Earlier this month Marvel put out the fourth issue of its Civil War II tie-in series, Choosing Sides, and while most of the Civil War-related stories are dark and depressing, this particular issue included a Power Pack story courtesy...Show More Summary