French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was without a doubt one of the most brilliant leaders in history. Nevertheless, his Invasion of Russia in 1812 was one of the worst military disasters ever undertaken.
We hear a great deal from politicians these days about the growing dangers of Fascism, or even just Socialism. Political leaders throw the terms about as if the two were the same. Democratic Socialism is practiced successfully today by nearly every European Union country. But what about Fascism? It got its start a decade BEFORE Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, under Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Heroes are often born unexpectedly from dire circumstances. Confronted with an intolerable situation, they choose to act with humanity, rather than meekly back down, or join the angry mob.
Lepa Radić was just a 17-year-old Yugoslavian girl when she was hanged by the Nazis for being a Partisan in 1943. This extraordinarily brave girl had joined the Yugoslav Partisans in the fight against their Nazi oppressors in World War II, and taken on the most dangerous assignments. What turn of events lead to herContinue reading “Lepa Radic, Teenage Resistance Partisan was Executed by the Nazis”
Throughout our long history, there have been various books that have been banned by the masses or those in power, and even burned by angry mobs over the centuries. Some were banned for religious reasons, some for political motivations, and some for cultural agendas. As decades have passed and generations changed, these bans have mostlyContinue reading “12 Famous Banned Books Throughout History”
Operation Gunnerside was arguably the most important covert mission of World War II. It’s goal was daunting – to prevent Adolf Hitler from creating the atomic bomb first. Gunnerside would do so by denying the Nazi’s enough heavy water (deuterium oxide) to build a nuclear weapon. The Vemork hydroelectric plant, located in a remote valleyContinue reading “Operation Gunnerside: The Most Important WWII Mission you Never Heard Of”
fter the death of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, the infamous Josef Stalin came to power in the Soviet Union. In the late 1930s, Stalin began a ruthless campaign known as The Great Purge, referred to by Soviets as the Great Terror.
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler
To Listen to an Audio Podcast [Click Here] Outside of Germany during World War II, people around the globe were aghast at the profound deceitfulness of Nazi Party propaganda, the ridiculous exaggerations, the outright falsehoods, the astonishing acceptance of the German people. How on earth could intelligent, rational people have been convinced by all thatContinue reading “10 Nazi Propaganda Tricks Hitler Used to Sway the German People”
Many acts of courage and decency took place during the World War II Jewish Holocaust by brave and compassionate people. Irena Sendlar was one of its greatest heroes.