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New Republic: The Myth of the Christmas Truce Soccer Match

New Republic: The Myth of the Christmas Truce Soccer Match

Other December 26, 2015 0

By Terri Blom Crocker “As everyone knows, the main feature of the First World War’s Christmas truce was an impromptu football match (soccer to Americans), which is featured in all the memorials to the

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Wired: Inside the Battle of Hoth – The Empire Strikes Out

Wired: Inside the Battle of Hoth – The Empire Strikes Out

Fred Manzo December 13, 2015 0

By SPENCER ACKERMAN: “How did the Galactic Empire ever cement its hold on the Star Wars Universe? The war machine built by Emperor Palpatine and run by Darth Vader is a spectacularly bad fighting force,

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All About History: World War 2’s Tiger Tank: How invincible was it?

All About History: World War 2’s Tiger Tank: How invincible was it?

Other November 26, 2015 0

By Jack Griffiths An interview with David Jardine-Skears from The Tank Museum at Bovington on one of the most technologically advanced tanks of the World War 2, the Tiger. What role did the Tiger

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A Huge World Map on the Edge of a Lake. It Took One Man 25 Years to Build

A Huge World Map on the Edge of a Lake. It Took One Man 25 Years to Build

Other November 26, 2015 0

By BENJAMIN STARR “Mark this down as one of the stranger maps we’ve covered. Along the banks of Denmark’s Lake Klejtrup is a 4,000-square-meter map, built from stones, soil and grass. It’s creator Søren Poulsen

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Archeologists uncover secrets of Revolutionary War site

Archeologists uncover secrets of Revolutionary War site

Other September 30, 2015 0

By MARK PRATT, Associated Press BOSTON — Archeologists using 21st-century technology are mapping out the exact spots British soldiers and Colonial militiamen were standing as they fired at each other during a pivotal skirmish

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BBC: Flypast marks Battle of Britain 75th anniversary

BBC: Flypast marks Battle of Britain 75th anniversary

Fred Manzo September 21, 2015 0

BBC: 15 September 2015 Last updated at 19:17 BST A flypast involving Spitfires and Hurricanes has taken place to mark 75 years since the decisive encounter of the Battle of Britain. A service was

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CNN: Origins of 8 classic board games

CNN: Origins of 8 classic board games

Fred Manzo September 21, 2015 0

By Keith Law: 1. Backgammon Other than chess — the history of which is well-covered elsewhere — the most enduring table game of the last few centuries is backgammon, also known as “tables” early

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Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance – FiveThirtyEightLife

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance – FiveThirtyEightLife

Other August 19, 2015 0

By OLIVER ROEDER Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the wild

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Video Review by Professor Marco of “Paul Koenig’s Gettysburg Bloody July 1863”

Video Review by Professor Marco of “Paul Koenig’s Gettysburg Bloody July 1863”

Other July 22, 2015 0

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The Telegraph: Portable loos and Belgian officiousness: When ‘war’ breaks out at the Battle of Waterloo, 2015

The Telegraph: Portable loos and Belgian officiousness: When ‘war’ breaks out at the Battle of Waterloo, 2015

Other June 21, 2015 0

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