Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital, 1940.
General Heinz Guderian, France 1940. You can notice the Enigma machine in use, bottom left.
Erwin Rommel and his staff during the invasion of France . June 1940
Angry man during the Great Depression. A cherry picker stares down the camera, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940.
White Coke is a moniker for a variant of Coca-Cola produced in the 1940s at the request of Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov. Continue reading “Soviet Union Marshal commissioned “White Coke” because he was embarrassed to be seen drinking real coke in public”
Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper, killed 505 Soviet troops. He also killed at least 200 troops with a Suomi 9mm sub-machine gun. Continue reading ““White Death” killed 705 Soviet Troops within 100 days!”
Plans to assassinate key German figures, including Erwin Rommel, in the run-up to D-Day are revealed in newly-released British intelligence files.
It was discussed in communications between the British government, military and intelligence services with the aim of aiding the landings. Continue reading “Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings”
Wartime talks between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin were proving awkward until a drinking session.
In a Foreign Office account of the 1942 Moscow visit, an official finds the men enjoying “food of all kinds… and innumerable bottles”. Continue reading “Churchill and Stalin made ‘merry’ until early hours”