3 USAF Airmen's bodies lie unrecovered for 2 days after the Soviets admit to shooting down an AF T-39 jet that was lost
On January 28, 1964, three Cold War Air Force Airmen were tragically killed after their T-39 jet was shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by the Soviet Union. During this period in history, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were heightened. As a result, outrage spread quickly regarding the incident, with many calling the downing of the plane a “shocking and senseless act.” [i] [ii]
U.S. and German forces will send tanks to Ukraine; Russia claims this is a "blatant provocation"
In a significant change in aid, the United States and Germany both announced on Wednesday that they will send dozens of tanks to the war-torn country of Ukraine, giving it additional firepower against Russia.
Plans to send tanks to Ukraine are announced by Germany and the US as a dramatic show of support for Kyiv.
The presidents of the US and Germany both declared on Wednesday that they will send tank brigades to Ukraine, overturning their previous reservations about arming Kyiv with offensive armored vehicles and launching potent new weapons in the country's battle to regain territory lost to Russia.
Germany plans to provide Ukraine with tanks.
Germany plans to provide Ukraine with tanks. Over 10 months has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putinordered an invasion of Ukraine. The two nations are still locked in a struggle for control of various regions in eastern and southern Ukraine.
According to a minister, Germany would not prevent Poland from deploying tanks to Ukraine.
PARIS, (Reuters) - The foreign minister of Germany indicated on Sunday that her country will not obstruct Poland from sending its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, which might be a victory for Kyiv, which needs the tanks to fend against a Russian invasion.
Historical Figures: Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck, also known as the "Iron Chancellor," was a 19th-century statesman and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Prussia from 1862 to 1890. He is best known for his role in unifying the German states into a powerful empire, which was established in 1871 under the rule of Emperor Wilhelm I.
History Blitz: Today in History, January 22
January 22nd has seen a number of significant events in history. In 1973, the United States Supreme Court made the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which established a woman's legal right to have an abortion. The decision was widely debated and remains a contentious issue in the United States to this day.
Massive Military Aid Package Approved
Another brand new military aid package has been approved to help Ukraine in its war against Russia, according to Foreign Policy columnist Samuel Ramani, who covers the war and other geopolitical events around the world.
What exactly are Leopard 2 tanks, and why is Ukraine interested in purchasing them?
This tank, which was produced in Germany, saw its first action in 1979 and has since seen extensive use throughout the continent. Approximately 500 kilometers of the range are available for the German-made Leopard 2 main combat tank (311 miles).
Zelensky calls for tank aid as Western allies gather to discuss the Ukraine conflict.
At crucial meetings with dozens of Western allies in southern Germany, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a direct call for tanks. Both the United States and Europe have already pledged to provide additional weaponry.
Without getting permission from Germany, Poland may deploy Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
If Berlin does not agree to their re-export at Friday's meeting of western defense ministers at Ramstein airfield, the Polish prime minister has stated his nation is prepared to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine without getting Germany's agreement.
The woman who shot the alleged abuser of her 7-year-old daughter in court
Marianne Bachmeier's deed of vengeance remains one of the most striking examples of vigilantism in postwar German history. Many individuals freely stated their acceptance of the murder at the time, seeing it largely as a desperate act by a grieving mother. Others believed that heavy punishment is required to protect the rule of law against vigilante justice.
At a coal mining protest in Germany, police jailed climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.
( CNN ) - Greta Thunberg, a climate change activist, was arrested by German police in the hamlet of Lützerath, west Germany while participating in a demonstration against the development of a coal mine. Official police spokesman Christof Hüls told CNN on Tuesday that this was Thunberg's second time being held at the scene.
There Was a Ceasefire Between Germany and Russia To Fight Off Large Packs of Wolves During WWI
During WWI, fighting between Germany and Russia was prolific along the Eastern Front. Trench warfare, chemical weapons, and disease were many of the daily hardships that were endured by soldiers from both countries. However, there was an unlikely foe that actually brought these two countries together for a short period of time. And that was the large quantity of wolves in the area.
Aquarium Explodes at Radisson Blu in Berlin
This morning, the headline across social media was "AQUARIUM EXPLODES!" The gigantic aquarium in the lobby of the Radisson Blu hotel ruptured on Friday, dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, tropical fish, and debris into Berlin's frigid streets.
600,000 People Killed in German Attack on Russia in the Siege of Leningrad
The World War II Siege of Leningrad is known as one of history's greatest tragedies. Photo by(Daniel Stuben/Unsplash) The Siege of Leningrad was the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany. It happened in 1941 during World War II. Nazi Germany conquered half of Europe and a part of Russia. Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was the capital of the Russian Empire. It was the original target of the German invasion in June 1941.
The meeting that Hitler had with an African American student in Germany was unexpected
Hitler meeting with peopleCredit: Unknown; Public Domain Image. African American academic Milton S. J. Wright (1903 - 1972) is reported to be the only person of African descent to have had a face to face conversation with Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945).
Milton S.J. Wright was the only black person who got an autograph from Hitler in Nazi Germany
Wright (1903 - 1972) was an African-American academic who received a Ph.D. in economics in 1932 from Heidelberg University in Germany. Prior to this, he had obtained his B.A. from Wilberforce University in Ohio and his M.A. from Columbia University in the United States.
In Response To Russian Aggression, German Official Has Called For Larger European Union
Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of GermanySteffen Prößdorf. Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz has recently drawn renewed attention to the potential expansion of the European Union in his comments to a gathering of European social democrats, outlining his rational that such an expansion would allow Europe to pull more weight in global affairs. This might also mean greater security for some states from aggression outside their borders, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.