Tag Archives: World war II

Carrots, Bananas and Breadfruit

In the 1930s, Britain feared that Germany was nearing completion of a death ray, an electromagnetic weapon that could kill at long-range. In attempting to create their own death ray, British scientists instead developed a technology that came to be … Continue reading

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The Gun that Began Two World Wars

On August 5 1914, shortly after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, the German ship SS Pfalz attempted to leave Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne, Australia. A shot was fired across the ship’s bow from a 6 inch Mk … Continue reading

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