Slater’s arrest came after a predawn car chase–he was...
On this day in 1862, at the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, Union General William T.
Though a few sensationalist modern historians seek to suggest that the Russians — or even, crazily, the British — were chiefly responsible for Europe’s catastrophe, the evidence shows that blame rests overwhelmingly with Austria and Germany.
It was Helmuth von Moltke, the Kaiser’s army chief of staff, who said in 1912 ‘a war is unavoidable; the sooner the better’ — and meant it.
Germany’s 1914-18 war aims fell not far short of those of 1939-45, except that there was no genocidal programme against the Jews.Thus, 2014 will be a profoundly significant landmark.Even many of the young, who learn little history, are at least aware of the novels of Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker and Michael Morpurgo.The Railway Rapist had a distinctive method of operation: He used a knife,...A bridge in Ashtabula, Ohio, collapses on this day in 1876, causing a train to fall into a gorge, killing 80 passengers.