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Ignoring the threat of war ?

Posted Yesterday at 04:42 AM by General Winter

From the memoirs of Marshal Vasilevsky, chief of the armed forces General Staff in 1942-1945 :

"It is enough to say that the number of divisions has been more than doubled from the fall of 1939 to 1941, while the number of aviation regiments has been increased by 4/5 to June 1941, compared with the beginning of 1939.....

A number of armies - up to 28 divisions – began to advance from domestic constituencies to the border from mid-May of 1941 according to the directives
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Sewa Villa di Bali

Posted August 31st, 2014 at 09:01 PM by villabali
Updated Today at 05:11 PM by Pedro (spam)

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The 1920s: A Lecture

Posted August 31st, 2014 at 05:33 PM by spellbanisher
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The 1920s is a popular era in the American imagination. It is the first decade with its own nickname—the roaring twenties, the Jazz Age. It is the decade of speakeasies, talkies (which are movies with sound), jazz, flappers, the Harlem Renaissance, the Lost Generation, the second incarnation of the KKK, the emergence of radio as national media, a cornucopia of consumer goods, and of megacelebrities such as Babe Ruth, Charlie Chaplan, Charles Lindbergh, and Al Capone.

Despite its...
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The Roman Empire fell in 475 CE - or is that 480?

Posted August 30th, 2014 at 08:34 PM by Salah

476 CE is the date traditionally given for the 'fall' of the Western half of the Roman Empire. The ironically-named adolescent puppet Romulus "Augustulus" was sent into forced retirement by Odoacer, who was then declared 'king' in Italy.

Of course, those who favor the date 476 ignore the Eastern half of the Empire, which endured until 1453 (or 1461, if one counts the 'rump-state' of Trebizond). It might be worth nothing, however, that Romulus was not, in fact, a true Roman...
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Knowledge

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 06:38 AM by deaf tuner (my jokes)
Updated August 29th, 2014 at 06:44 AM by deaf tuner

(this, I will dedicate to arkteia . One of her recent posts reminded me this old one )

Somewhere, in the middle of nowhere. A guy, totally lost, trying to find his way for ages.
Suddenly, the miracle : not one, but two people!
-Howdy, good people! You can't imagine how glad I am to meet You!
- Huh ?
-Humm, do You speak English?
- Huh?
-Hummmm, parlez-vous Français?
- Huh ?
-Darn! Deutsch??
- Huh?
-Scheisse!
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