An Allied attack on Hamburg, Germany ordered on May 27, 1943 and commenced on the night of July 24, 1943, during the peak of WWII. The attack consisted of 6 bombings. Four British Royal Air Force night raids were coordinated by Air Chief Marshal Arthur "Bomber" Harris, on the most heavily populations of citizens in the city. Meanwhile, Major General Ira C. Eaker, of the U.S. Army Air Force interspersed two broad daylight air raids as part of their "Blitz Week," targeting military resources and the harbor. The continued bombing creates a firestorm in Hamburg. After the attack, over a million german refugees swarmed the rest of Germany, carrying with them, tales of the horrific event.
Casualties: over 40,000 German Citizens
"A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves."
- German proverb
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Peat is an accumilation of partially decomposed vegetation and undergrowth which is present and harvested in swamps, bogs and moors and used as a feul source in many areas of the world. The largest sources of feat are located in Eastern and Northern Europe and Noth America, specifically US and Canada. Peat can also include decayed tree and animal matter.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday, November 30, 2009
Mon., Nov. 30 2009 @ 2:13PM
Arguably America's greatest writer and certainly the finest from Missouri, Twain grew up in Hannibal. But did you know his birthplace was the even tinier town ofFlorida, Missouri?
In 2000, the Census recorded just 9 residents living in Florida -- a significant decline since Twain's birth in the mid-1800s.
Wrote Twain of his birthplace:
"The village contained a hundred people and I increased the population by 1 per cent. It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for a town."