On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. Although a French inventor had built a power-driven airship several decades before, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1918

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France.  The First World War left nine million … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1941

On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler sends two bombers to Iraq to support Rashid Ali al-Gailani in his revolt against Britain, which is trying to enforce a previously agreed upon Anglo-Iraqi alliance. At the start of the war, Iraqi Prime Minister General Nuri as-Said severed ties with Germany and signed a cooperation pact with … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

A young child killed in her bed by a motorist crashing through the wall of her bedroom, children killed by rocket attacks in Syria and fire in a disco killed hundreds of youngsters in Brazil.  What terrible tragedies. France sending in troops to fight in Africa…are they mad? After a disaster in Vietnam, which drew … [Read the full story]

Ever heard of fetish photographer, Elmer Batters?

Elmer Batters spent a lifetime looking through a view finder at women’s legs and feet. Schooled on the classic Elvgren pin-up art of World War II,Elmer began photographing live models in the late 1940′s in sunny Los Angeles, California. Unlike his peers, Batters wasn’t breast obsessed. His vision began at the “tip of the toes”, … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Tommy is on holiday for a week and I am writing his column for him…I am his mum. I live in an apartment block on the top floor. I have two dogs, and as soon as the front door opens they race out and into the lift. I have to run down the stairs and … [Read the full story]

Dear Mum and Dad…

Dear Mum and Dad, You’ll be happy to hear that I’ve recently left my boyfriend Abdul. I know that you didn’t approve of him because of his race and the fact he was twenty-one years older than me. But you’ll be also pleased to know that I met a nice Australian boy from Sydney when … [Read the full story]

Men parking spaces may be a tourist attraction

The mayor of Triberg, Germany, touted his town’s new public parking area in July by noting that 12 of the spaces were wider, and well-lit, compared to the others, and would be reserved for female drivers. The harder-to-access “men’s spaces” required maneuvering at an angle around concrete pillars. “Men are, as a rule, a little … [Read the full story]

Those pissing swimmers are killing all the fish

Pissing swimmers have killed about 500 fish in a northern Germany lake, with their urine causing algae that poisons marine life. The mass death in the past two weeks has occurred in Eichbaum lake, in the port city of Hamburg. “Swimmers who urinate in the lake are introducing a lot of phosphate,” fishermen’s spokesman Manfred … [Read the full story]

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