WWII Propaganda Billboards From The United States' Secret Atomic City

During the 1940s, the denizens of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, worked for the Manhattan Project, developing atomic weapons in their government-owned city. They went about their daily lives in the shadows of billboards exhorting them not only to support the war effort, but also to keep quiet about their jobs. » 4/24/14 10:30am 4/24/14 10:30am

Abandoned Nazi and Soviet military complex seen in Inglourious Basterds

Krampnitz Kaserne was a massive military complex, housing in its history members of not just the Nazi military but also the Soviet military. Now, aside from the occasional urban explorer and movie crew, the complex sits abandoned, though some chilling reminders of its wartime existence still remain. » 2/24/13 11:00am 2/24/13 11:00am

These WWII nurses in gas masks look like retro-futuristic superheroes

Pictured here: members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, ca. 1942. The masks, combined with the nurse's uniforms, look like something out of a 1940s comic book. These are the ladies we want saving us from peril. More at Retronaut and Adventures in Geneology. » 1/22/13 11:30am 1/22/13 11:30am

What if Jack Kirby and Ed Wood teamed up to fight wizards during WWII?

In the midst of World War II, Future comics legend Jack Kirby and future so-bad-it's-entertaining director Ed Wood wake up far from their regiments and find themselves caught in a mystical battle for the fate of the world. In the strange short film The King & the Worst, take on sorcerers and gets some ideas for… » 7/28/12 11:00am 7/28/12 11:00am

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