Could the Nazis have starved Britain into submission?

At the dawn of the Second World War, the island nation of Britain faced the grim possibility that it might be starved into defeat owing to a German naval blockade. To assess this threat, a group of Cambridge dieticians took part in a secret experiment to see just how malnourished they could become. » 9/24/13 2:40pm 9/24/13 2:40pm

Winston Churchill's plan to fight Nazis with massive aircraft carriers…

As 1942 began, the Americans had joined World War II and the Battle of the Atlantic began to intensify. German U-boats were picking off merchant ships at an alarming rate. From January 13 to February 6, Hitler's wolfpacks dropped 157,000 tonnes of Allied shipping to the bottom of the ocean — and without incurring a… » 2/19/13 10:18am 2/19/13 10:18am

This dieselpunk life pod kept Winston Churchill from dying mid-flight

By 1947, Winston Churchill was 73 years old, overweight, a profuse smoker, and had already suffered two heart attacks, less than ideal health conditions for a man who flew all over the world. So to keep Churchill in the air and among the living, a pressurized pod was designed for Churchill's personal plane. » 1/29/12 3:00pm 1/29/12 3:00pm