Sometimes you can find a real gem on eBay. The UK’s National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park certainly did: It spotted a Nazi teleprinter used during the war for sale on the site and bought it for just $15.
The V-3 “supergun” was meant to win the war for Germany. In 1943, for the first time since World War II began, Hitler was on the back foot. Allied bombs were devastating German cities and the Fuhrer was rattled. His proposed V-3 cannon would be the biggest gun the world had seen.
Austrian filmmaker Andreas Sulzer claims to have found Hitler's 'largest secret weapons research facility' following information contained in US intelligence reports describing a massive underground tunnel system excavated in granite near the Mathausen-Gusen concentration camp.
Notorious dictators may not be the people we typically associate with methamphetamine, but a report claims that, during World War II, Adolf Hitler regularly took methamphetamines for a variety of ailments, including the drug Pervitin, a precursor to crystal meth.
Robert S. Ballard and his team of ocean explorers have taken new crystal-clear photos of a Nazi submarine in the Gulf of Mexico, right off the Texas' shoreline: U-166 was one of the many Kriegsmarine U-boats that swam like sharks waiting for prey around the United States' coast. Admire it in all its decrepit glory—in…
It takes a very specific kind of sensibility to live in the ruins of monstrous regime, but art collectors Karen and Christian Boros have it. The couple and their kids live in a bunker with six-foot-thick concrete walls, originally built to hold 3,000 people during air raids in Berlin, in 1942.
Fascinating article about the history of Coca-Cola, which goes through its entire story including some really weird facts, like their promotional brass watch fobs in the form of swastikas made in 1925, before the Nazi's rise to power. And talking about the goddamn Nazis:
Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass…
There's no doubt that technology has changed the field of archaeology in profound ways. New tools have taken archaeologists to places they couldn't go before and opened the door to countless new discoveries. They've also shed some light on some of the—err—more creative interpretations of artifacts.
Krampnitz Kaserne was a massive military complex, housing in its history members of not just the Nazi military but also the Soviet military. Now, aside from the occasional urban explorer and movie crew, the complex sits abandoned, though some chilling reminders of its wartime existence still remain.
Here's yet one more proof that Nazis—especially Goebbels—were not only disgusting bloody bastards but also cunning manipulators. Or perhaps stupid manipulators. Look at these propaganda leaflets that tried to convince American and British forces to desert by appealing to their most basic instincts.
When the Nazis invaded Copenhagen in 1940, physicist Niels Bohr was in possession of two Nobel Prize medals. But they were not his medals. The first belonged to Max von Laue, winner of the 1914 Prize for physics, the second to James Franck, the physics winner in 1925.
Neo-Nazis in Germany were given free T-shirts at a recent right-wing extremist rock concert. The black shirt, complete with skulls and bones, said "Hardcore Rebels: National and Free". Too bad for them, there was a secret message hidden inside the shirt.
Like an Aryan Death Star, the Nazis' Gustav was the largest gun ever built and didn't leave much planet where it hit.
A photo album showing never-seen-before photos of Hitler and the Nazis has surfaced with photos dating back to 70 years ago. Its current owner has no clue who the photographer was, but judging by the level of access he was given, he must have been someone.UPDATED
The V-2 rocket terrorized the denizens of London throughout the end of World War II. The weapon, built by slave labor, struck the city over a thousand times, killing and injuring several thousand. After the war, it became America's toy.
When Hitler's dino-hordes storm Normandy, will you have the wherewithal to beat them back? Allied propaganda posters from a lizard-filled WWII urge you to take arms against these Jurassic Nazis, while Axis posters tout raptors as the strength of Germany.
Australian movie director Phillipe Mora discovered two 3D films made by Nazi propagandists dating back to 1936, which were lost in a dark corner of the Berlin Federal Archive. To achieve the effect, the directors apparently held a prism in front of two lenses.