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”.

The Candy Bomber

In 1945 after Germany had lost World War 2, East Germany was being controlled by the Soviet Union. Well, not ALL of East Germany. There was still Berlin, which partially was controlled by the West (US, Great Britain and France). The Soviets didn’t like this one bit and tried to blockade West Berlin in 1948. From then on, it was …

The Prussian prince who ran away

Frederick the Great (1712-1786) was the King of Prussia and one of the greatest military leaders of all time. However, his story almost turned out quite different. As a teen, he tried to run away from Prussia to Great Britain. Together with his friend (who was also with high probabilty his lover) Hans Hermann von Katte, they prepared their journey …

How soldiers kept awake in World War 2

The effects of Methamphetamin (more commonly known as Crystal Meth) are well known to people today. What is not so well known is that soldiers in World War 2 were actually given meth to keep awake during battle.