La muerte de la División Azul española
En la gélida mañana del 10 de febrero de 1943, los 5.900 soldados de la 250ª División de Infantería «Azul» ─voluntarios españoles que luchaban por el Eje en el frente oriental de la Segunda Guerra Mundial─ estaban sentados en sus trincheras y búnkeres cuando les cayeron del cielo los... Read more
The Death of the Spanish Blue Division
On the frigid morning of Feb. 10, 1943, the 5,900 soldiers of the 250th “Blue” Infantry Division — Spanish volunteers fighting for the Axis on the Eastern Front of World War II — were sitting in their trenches and dugouts when the high-explosive shells fired from hundreds of Soviet... Read more
If Catalonia Declares Independence, It’s Going to Want a Military
Catalonia, the Spanish autonomous region at the center of a historic secession crisis, could declare independence in a matter of days. If it happens, Madrid will not recognize the breakaway state. It’s not clear if the European Union, which needs Spain’s permission, would allow Catalonia to remain a member.... Read more
When H-bombs Rained on Spain
Washington and Madrid finally signed an agreement to finish cleaning up the village of Palomares in southern Spain, where a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber and a KC-135 tanker collided and, besides killing seven airmen, also rained down 40,000 gallons of jet fuel … and four hydrogen bombs. In... Read more
Hellburners Were the Renaissance’s Tactical Nukes
Some of the largest non-nuclear explosions on record — in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917, Port Chicago, California in 1944 and Texas City, Texas in 1947 — involved huge accidental blasts at harbors and aboard ships. But what if a similar explosion occurred by intent rather than accident? A really... Read more
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