On Christmas Day 1914, in the cold, muddy trenches World War I’s Western Front, a truly miraculous event occurred. For a few brief hours, opposing soldiers, British, French, Germans and Austrians in the “No Man’s Land” of France and Belgium, declared their own cease fire. They laid down their arms, climbed from the trenches, andContinue reading “The World War I Christmas Truce of 1914”
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was struck by a German U-boat torpedo in May of 1915, and sunk within sight of the Irish coast in just 18 Minutes!
Romania’s Transylvania may be the birthplace of the fictional vampire, Count Dracula, but Hungary holds the distinction of harboring Bela Kiss. He was a real-life serial killer who murdered and drained the blood from at least 24 young women just before World War I.
To listen to an audio Podcast CLICK HERE Before Coronavirus and COVID, before Ebola and HIV, the 1918 Flu Pandemic killed more humans than all of World War I combined, over 50 Million people worldwide! In just over a year, the so-called ‘Spanish Flu’ would infect a fifth of the world’s population. It still remainsContinue reading “The 1918 SPANISH FLU Beats all Pandemics Since the Black Plague”
The name Mata Hari is almost synonymous with femme fatale, or any wicked temptress who uses her sexual charms to seduce the hero of the day. In reality, Mata Hari was a professional exotic dancer and mistress, who ultimately became a spy for France during World War I. Suspected of being a double agent, sheContinue reading “Mata Hari – Exotic Dancer, Mistress, and French Spy”
The deadliest avalanche in history occurred at the worst possible time in the worst possible place. A powerful avalanche killed hundreds of Austrian and Italian soldiers near Italy’s Mount Marmolada on 13 December 1916 in the middle of World War I. Over the next several weeks, more avalanches in the Alps killed an estimated 10,000Continue reading “Podcast: White Friday 1916 – History’s Deadliest Avalanche occurred during WWI”
Drawing the Middle East’s modern borders on map with a ruler certainly seemed simple. Perhaps that’s why the lines, set in 1916 by Englishman Sir Mark Sykes and Frenchman Francois Georges-Picot were straight ones. The infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement was a pact between Great Britain and France, made in the middle of World War I (withContinue reading “Podcast: Why Does the Middle East have Straight Line Borders?”
While the Hindenburg is the most notorious airship that ever flew, primarily due to its Titanic-like end in the U.S., its predecessor, the Graf Zeppelin, was the most successful.
Over 100 Years ago during World War I, the famous & haunting poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS was written by 41 year old Canadian Physician & Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in May 1915.
Before Coronavirus and COVID, before Ebola, before SARS, the 1918 Flu Pandemic killed more humans than all of World War I combined, over 50 million people worldwide! In just over a year, the so-called ‘Spanish Flu’ would infect a fifth of the world’s population. It remains to this day THE most devastating pandemic in recordedContinue reading “Podcast: The 1918 Spanish Flu Beats all Pandemics Since the Black Plague”