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The Almost Perfect World War II Plot to Bomb Japan with Bats

Imagine: a quiet, tense night in the middle of wartime. A plane rips through the air above your city, rupturing the stillness. The bay doors open, and out whistles a bomb. It drops and drops. Everyone braces. But when it explodes, the city is filled not with the flash of impact, but with hundreds and hundreds of tiny,… »8/05/15 4:00pm8/05/15 4:00pm

Abandoned Nazi and Soviet military complex seen in Inglourious Basterds is a crumbling reminder of war

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 11:00am2/24/13 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 11:30am1/22/13 11:30am