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.
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.
What’s behind the name Emden and why does it instigate terror in the minds of people in South India. How it connects India and Germany
SMS Emden was a German naval ship that was part of the German Chinese fleet. Emden was responsible for escorting merchant ships from China to Japan. When the First World War broke out, Emden got a new task to harass Allied merchant ships in the Bay of Bengal. Emden’s captain was a kind-hearted person who would rob a merchant ship but still leave the crew and its food supplies intact. Emden wanted to attack a…
It was a ship full of young boys, and two of them were sick. The sick boys are about to save the world from a fatal disease and would land in a foreign land. The ship will be the first ship to transport a vaccine on a round trip around the world. The vessel was Maria Pita.
It was a government-run facility where people were rounded up and put in deteriorating conditions.
The people in the facility faced forced labor, malnutrition, and starvation. These are people deemed by the government as people of low status and a burden to the country.
It’s not the Nazi concentration camp during World War II. It is the Cuban concentration camp that started centuries before the Nazi holocaust camps.
A train from Germany entered the border town of the Netherlands. Dutch customs officers stopped the train for a routine inspection.
The customs officers were shocked when they saw a passenger on the train. It was Kaiser Wilhelm II, the King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany.
Wilhelm, who led Germany into World War I, eventually lived in exile where watched Germany slip into Nazism and its fateful decision to start World War II.
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