A body of a British officer came to the shores of Spain. The British embassy in Spain and the German intelligence (Abwehr) officers rushed to examine the body.
Though Spain declared both sides could not see the body, it informally allowed German Intelligence agents to examine the body. It was a ploy by British Intelligence, and the Abwehr got entangled into one of the most elaborate deceptions of World War II- Operation Mincemeat.
At the height of World War II, A truck crossed into the Netherlands and drove through a check post. A British soldier drove the truck, and a German soldier operated the check post.
Why didn’t the German soldier fire at the British truck? Why didn’t the British soldier fight against the German soldier? The British truck was filled with food to save thousands of lives trapped inside Belgium.
The mission was called Operation Manna, the only time the German Army (Wehrmacht) and British, American, and Canadian armies officially worked together.
I was mundanely scrolling through YouTube one day and came across an interesting video. There are two participants from two different countries, separated by 3000 miles. They spoke about some common words used in day-to-day life, and it resembled a lot. A vast distance separates South Korea and Tamilnadu (a southern state of India). Still, these two regions share a lot when it comes to language, and what’s the reason behind it?
Tamilnadu was an international trade hub for centuries and traded with the Arabs, Armenians, and Romans. There were even small Tamil settlements near Rome. Many kingdoms interacted with…
The German army officer with his 50 odd men moved towards a 9000 strong Italian camp. With his gun in one hand and white cloth, the German army officer waved at the Italian camp.
The Italian soldiers ran towards the German officer shouting, “long live Germany” rather than firing bullets. The entire Italian division surrendered and lifted the German officer, and took him on a victory parade.
The Italian soldiers even shot an Italian officer who protested the surrender. The German military officer who charmed the enemy camp was Erwin Rommel. In the future will be called a Desert Fox…
Central investigation agency is an elite intelligence unit of the United States government. Its job is to perform spying operations on people and countries deemed an enemy to the United States. CIA was famous for its methods for the execution of its mission. But there are also some catastrophic failures in CIA’s R&D. One such failure was a 20 million dollar cat.
It was one of the fiercest battles fought in South India. It was also the fight for supremacy among relatives and two European countries. One of the battle casualty was the oldest man ever to die in a battle as per “Ripley’s believe it or not.” This battle will mark the turning point for one of the group.
The great Mughals were the rulers of the vast empire in India. They had much influence on the land. When it came to the sea, their power is close to nil. Mughal ships were harassed and looted by many pirates. One pirate infuriated the Mughals so much that it started the first international manhunt against him. He was Henry Every or commonly called the Black Beard.
A rain of artillery bombardment fell upon German defenses. The petrified German gunners fired whatever was in their arsenal.
The German onlookers saw something strange. A bunch of old ships of the British Royal Navy conducted the British attack. Why on earth does the Royal Navy send its worst ships against the best of Germany’s world-class defenses?
Many countries tried to change their economic system to improve or save their economy. In the USA, the federal reserve issues US dollars as much as it can to keep the economy afloat. In 2019 the Indian government demonetized 500 and 1000 rupees notes overnight. Some kingdoms had handled their economy in a dumb way.
It was deep inside the Russian territory a KV-1 tank dug in and waited for its target. The target was German armored vehicles, which might cross them at any time soon.
The KV-1 was not alone. It had four other tanks as a company, but there were in reserve. It was a perfect scenario for one of the most famous ambushes in World War II. So much, so the road was named Tank alley.
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