Filipović: The manliest of deaths

In 1941, when World War 2 reached the Balkan’s the Yugoslavs were fighting fiercely against the Axis powers. Stevan Filipović was 26 years old, when he commanded a Partisans’ Tamnavsko-Kolubarski unit. He was captured and would be remembered until today for what happened next.

The first submarine attack

The Submarine warfare of the Second World War is very well known.  Countless movies have been depicting it. However, the first successful act of submarine warfare was during the American Civil War, 75 years before the First World War would get started.

How the Empire of Japan wanted to ignore the Allies

It’s the summer of 1945. The Second World War has been won in Europe but now the Allies were still battling against the uncompromising Empire of Japan. During the Potsdam Conference, the Allied Forces officially requested an unconditional surrender. The Allies clearly stated that if Japan did not surrender it would face “prompt and utter destruction”.

Chinese Peru

Chinese School in Peru

Several hundred years ago, slaves were transported to South America. Among those slaves were many from China, hence they were called “Chino”.  After being brought there as slaves, another wave of immigrants came on their own terms to find work. Calle Capón, one of the earliest Chinatowns in the Americas was in Lima, Peru.