20th Century · Airplanes · Bavaria · England · Germany · Military · Second World War

January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

As I am writing this it is dark outside and there is a waning moon in the sky. Zero cloud cover  would make ideal conditions for 514 bombers to start raining death and destruction on my head. Thankfully, I do not live in Germany during the Second World War where Strategic — Terror if you… Continue reading January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

Army · Belgium · Christmas · Germany · Military · Second World War · United States

December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

One the 16th of December, 1944, a major German offensive was launched into the poorly defended Ardennes area of France. The goal was to split the Allied positions in the area and to capture the port city of Antwerp. The initial German attack consisted of: Josef Dietrich’s 6th SS Panzer Army with two SS Panzer… Continue reading December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

Bavaria · Germany · Munich

November 30, 1487 – German Beer Purity Law Passed

Here in the United States, you cannot buy a food item unless there are a list of ingredients, allergens, sugar content, and other health related information on the label. The latest of these food regulatory items was H.R. 1599 passed by the US House of Representatives in July of 2015. This resolution demanded that the Food… Continue reading November 30, 1487 – German Beer Purity Law Passed

Germany · Modern Marvels · Nazi · Rockets · Russia · Second World War · United States

November 16, 1945 – German Rocket Scientists arrive in the United States

What kid, growing up, does not want to be an astronaut? When I was a teen, I fell in love with James Michener’s novel Space, and I needed to learn more about these German scientists. Since that day, one of my heroes has been Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun. Wernher von Braun discover the… Continue reading November 16, 1945 – German Rocket Scientists arrive in the United States

Bavaria · Coup · Germany · Hitler · Nazi

November 9, 1923 – The Beer Hall Putsch – Part two

As the morning of November 9, 1923 started to appear, Hitler and friends realized they had been betrayed (sounds like a bad cartoon show). Ludendorff had let Kahr and company go during the night to take up their roles in the putsch. This allowed them to contact the central government in Berlin, since the Nazis had… Continue reading November 9, 1923 – The Beer Hall Putsch – Part two

Berlin · Communism · Germany · Russia

November 9, 1989–The Berlin Wall Comes Down

I’m going out on a limb here. We started this project to share our absolute love of all things history. I’ve been writing about things I know, things that resonate with me, things about which I have a lot to say…. As I prepared to conclude for today, and started into my research for tomorrow–I… Continue reading November 9, 1989–The Berlin Wall Comes Down