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Don Hoffman and Benny J. Hangartner on RMS Queen Elizabeth

Don Hoffman and Benny J. Hangartner on RMS Queen Elizabeth

Don Hoffman and Benny J. Hangartner on RMS Queen Elizabeth This picture shows Don Hoffman and Benny J. Hangartner on the deck of RMS Queen Elizabeth during their voyage across the Atlantic to join the 2nd Strategic Depot, 8th Air Force, in Britain.Pictures provided by Sgt. Robert S. Tucker Sr. (Member of: The American Air Museum in Britain Duxford ).

17 September 1941

17 September 1941

17 September 1941Eastern FrontCompulsory military training introduced for all Soviet men between 16 and 50.Stavka orders a retreat from Kiev, but too late to prevent an encirclementA RAF wing begins operations from the Soviet UnionPersianBritish and Soviet troops meet at TehranHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 September 1941, http://www.

General Levin August Theophil, Count Bennigsen, 1745-1826

General Levin August Theophil, Count Bennigsen, 1745-1826

General Levin August Theophil, Count Bennigsen, 1745-1826General Levin August Theophil, Count Bennigsen (1745-1826) was a Russian officer of Hanoverian origin who held high command in the campaigns of 1806-7, 1812 and 1813, despite a lack of genuine command ability at the highest levels.Bennigsen was born into a Hanoverian family, and served in the Hanoverian Foot Guards for a short period, & 39;retiring& 39; in 1764 after the death of his father and his own marriage (when still under 20).

Arabia Timeline

Arabia Timeline

Explore the timline of Arabia.

Francis Drake

Francis Drake

Francis Drake was one of the most famous men of his age, having won royal favor, and amassed a fortune from preying on Spanish ships and ports. Born in Devonshire, England, he was the son of a tenant farmer and lay preacher who instilled in his family an abiding hatred of Roman Catholicism and Spain.

Oldest cancer case discovered in Sudan

Oldest cancer case discovered in Sudan

A team of archaeologists has discovered in Sudan the skeleton of a man who suffered cancer more than 3,000 years ago, making the individual the oldest case of the disease. Study of the remains has revealed evidence of metastatic carcinoma of a malignant tumor in the soft tissues of the clavicles, shoulder blades, arms, vertebrae, ribs, pelvis and thigh bones.