On This Day In History – 5 May 1980

SAS assault team storming the Iranian embassy, 5 May 1980. The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, at the Iranian embassy on Prince’s Gate in South Kensington, London when a group of armed Iranian Arabs demanding sovereignty of Khuzestan Province took 26 people hostage, including embassy staff, visitors, and […]

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The Russo-Finnish Winter War: 1939-1940

The “Winter War” between little Finland and the mighty Soviet Union began on this date eighty-one years ago.    With Britain and France preoccupied with preparing themselves for war against Nazi Germany, and with the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact in place to protect their flank, the Soviets thought that they could safely and swiftly conquer Finland […]

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Saturday Snapshot

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ commitment to maintaining international peace and security among nations as well as promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. The drive to establish the UN was mainly led and driven by the United States in the aftermath of WWII, the most destructive conflict the […]

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Friday Foto

September 23, 1944: Douglas C-47 Skytrains of the 315th Troop Carrier Group, dropping the 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade into DZ “O” near Grave, southwest of Nijmegen in Holland, on D+6 of Operation Market Garden. By this date however; Operation Market Garden had already stalled and although a tactical gain was not to be made, […]

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