Was this weird-looking tank among the worst ever?
The M3 medium tank, largely overshadowed by its successor the M4 Sherman, has a few stylish distinctions to it: It had two names, after American civil war generals who were archfoes. … Read the full article.
Learning on the fly… literally.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained—not the air superiority they sought, but—total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe.… Read the full article.
By Nico Hines | The Daily Beast
LONDON—It’s impossible to fathom the scale of the depravity. An eyewitness account by a Holocaust survivor—unearthed for a new exhibition in London—describes the conditions in the “gypsy” section of Auschwitz as even more inhumane than the rest of the appalling facility.… Read the full article.
Berlin (AFP) – Adolf Hitler’s top hat, Eva Braun’s dresses and a silver-covered edition of “Mein Kampf” are among the items being put up for sale by a German auction house, prompting protests from Jewish leaders.… Read the full article.
Except it would have only taken one week.
Key point: The Soviets had nuclear weapons.
The Nazis conquered France in six weeks, in one of the most spectacular military victories in history.
Had the Soviet Union gone to war with the West in the early 1960s, it also planned to blitz France.… Read the full article.
A mini-sub, that is.
The Tirpitz was the follow-on sistership of the notorious Bismarck, a monster battleship designed from the get-go to vastly exceed the tonnage-limitations stipulated by the Washington Naval treaty Nazi Germany was still supposedly adhering to in the early 1930s. … Read the full article.
Its only carrier never entered service.
Key Point: The Allies were fortunate it never entered the war.
From the first days of his ascension to power, Adolf Hitler planned to rebuild the Kriegsmarine into a world-class navy.… Read the full article.