Before the invention of radars, acoustic mirrors were used in Great Britain as early warning devices. The mirrors were built to detect incoming enemies by the sound of their engines. Source 4.5-metre-high (14 ft 9 in) WW1...
Huang Yijun, a 92 year-old woman from southern China arguably has the record for the longest pregnancy ever… an astonishing 60 years! Technically, she delivered a baby known as a lithopedion or ‘Stone Baby.’ Huang Yijun’s...
These photographs of a drive-in church in St. Petersburg, Florida circa 1947 were taken for a feature in LIFE magazine that never got published. St. Petersburg still has a drive-in church today, but without the impressive...
Every regiment in the field maintains a proportion of personnel who are trained and are proficient in first aid to the injured. In a unit as large as an Infantry battalion there is a party of stretcher-bearers, who provide...
Wounded tommies facetiously called it “The Tin Nose Shop.” Located within the 3rd London General Hospital, its proper name was the “Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department”; either way, it represented...
Here’s a collection of colorized photos that shows the Soviet female snipers in the Second World War. H/T Za Rodinu
On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon to be used in war, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year, out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second...
When they bought the house, the Otcaseks were only told that the property had “an unusual feature”: a large, concrete-lined hole in the backyard. They were told that the hole once housed a fallout shelter from the Cold...
Hotel Prora is a massive building complex built between 1936 and 1939 by the Nazis as part of their “Strength through Joy” programme. The complex stretches over three miles along the white sandy beach on Germany’s...
Between battles soldiers were able to bathe in makeshift showers and in rivers, lakes and streams. These personal snapshots of World War II soldiers bathing and swimming are a record of the unselfconscious camaraderie between...