The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
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It’s been almost 400 years since the good ship Mayflower landed in 1620 with the progenitors of a new nation. Estimates on how many little pilgrims they’ve left behind today range from 20+ to 35+ million. Here is a sampling of Mayflower offspring who made good (and a few who might have strayed a bit from their Puritan roots). Looking for… Read more
Pleated hunting shirts like this one (described in the first post) were a common private purchase for officers. This one belonged to Confederate General Buckner, but the Osprey Civil War uniforms book has an image of a Yankee wearing an identical coat in blue Confederate Blue and Yankee Grey - History Forum ~ All Empires - Page 2