The unique thing with an engine from a fighter still fascinates and scares

The car was created in 1966 as a purely mobile chassis without a body. Paul Jameson, a British designer, enthusiast and also a bit of a dreamer, was responsible for the construction. It was an interesting puzzle at the time – the front axle was provided by the now defunct Wolseley car manufacturer, the rear … Read more

Review of the book Gablonz / Jablonec by Štěpán Kučera

The city as the main, essentially the only hero of the book. Roughly a hundred years, during which it was first called Gablonz and in the second half Jablonec nad Nisou. Journalist and writer Štěpán Kučera arranged the German and Czech topographical names for himself, and in the recently published book called Gablonz / Jablonec, … Read more

In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more

Horrific Mission to Recover the Enigma Cipher: The heroic deed of the three sailors was kept secret for years

The two men decided to descend into it to retrieve from its bowels a very rare encryption machine used by Nazi Germany to send secret coded messages. So they set off into hell itself, which was to swallow them both. Fasson was 29 years old, Grazier was only 22. Two years later, a teenage boy … Read more

They mistakenly announced his death four months ago. Now the rider Lavorel really died

The rider, whose death was mistakenly announced by the organizers of the famous motorcycle Tourist Trophy four months ago, has now actually died. Olivier Lavorel succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the sidecar race on the Isle of Man, the consequences of which his partner César Chanal did not survive. The French crew crashed … Read more

Not recognized by the UN, these are 6 facts about Sealand, the smallest country in the world

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Principality of Zealand claimed as smallest country in the world. The country that became independent after Britain was declared victorious in World War II is 12 kilometers east of Suffolk on the North Sea. This country is led by a prince, namely Prince Michael of Sealand. Originally Sealand was an anti-aircraft platform … Read more

War reparations. Die Welt on the cynical attitude of Germany

The German daily Die Welt published an article on Thursday about Polish demands for reparations from Germany for losses suffered during World War II. Philipp Fritz, the newspaper’s correspondent in Warsaw, believes that Germany’s public opinion is making a mistake in qualifying Poland’s claims as a manifestation of PiS’s “brutal election campaign”. “Something More Than … Read more

Prime Minister in the “Chicago Tribune” about Polish history and relations with Germany

Chicago Tribune is one of the largest US newspapers. As the Prime Minister noted in his text, Europe is built on the memory of the victory over the Third Reich, but “at the same time shamefully displacing the truth about passivity in the first phase of the war”. “The awareness that Germany turned Poland into … Read more

The bitter return of RAF pilots: Communists turned heroes into traitors and criminals

“I hope my parents are here too. I can imagine how they must feel – their only son is coming back to them after six years. They must be proud of me. I am returning home at the head of the first and most famous Czechoslovak fighter squadron. My heart is bursting with pride. Now … Read more

The extreme drought in Italy has revealed another surprise in the river. And very dangerous

On July 25, Italian fishermen discovered an American-made bomb dating back to World War II in the Po River near the northern Italian village of Borgo Virgilio near the city of Mantua. The bomb was discovered by a drop in the river level due to a prolonged drought. This is reported by the Reuters agency. … Read more