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Those Intrepid Aeronauts:
A Brief Look At
Manned War Ballooning

'Venice is being bombarded with balloons. . . ' Sounds like something out of a Jules Verne novel, doesn't it?   Wrong!  That's what the Presse of Vienna announced, according to Scientific America in August of 1849.  Believe it or not, the history of balloons in military operations predates the Austrian reconquest of Venice by   Read More. . .

Tags : History Aeronautics Steampunk USCivilWar WWI FrenchRevolution

Czechs & Balances:
The Revolt Of The
Czechoslovak Legions

The end of the 19th century saw the rise of Nationalism, the belief that every ethnic group should be free to rule itself.  By August 1914, Nationalism had erupted into one of the major causes of World War I. Austria-Hungary was an empire made up of many different ethnic groups and one of the members of the Central Powers during the Great   Read More. . .

Tags : History WWI Nationalism Russia RedOctober

The Short-Lived Soviet Republic
of Alsace-Lorraine

In the final days of the First World War, several members of the German General Staff, led by General Erich Ludendorff, refused to admit that they had lost the war.  They planned a bold final attack against the Royal Navy.  However the war-weary German sailors mutinied at Kiel, the main German port.   Soon workers and members   Read More. . .

Tags : History Germany France WWI Socialism

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