The Man Who Saved The World: Vasili Arkhipov

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in History | No Comments
The Man Who Saved The World: Vasili Arkhipov

Do you ever heard about Vasili Arkhipov? Me neither – but since I read an article by author Edward Wilson in the Guardian, I am very grateful to the Soviet Navy officer. During the most tense moment of Cold War, the submarine he was doing service has been attacked in international waters by US Navy […]

JFK anniversary of death

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
JFK anniversary of death

Today is the anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also known as JFK. Between 1961 and 1963 he was Americas 35th president and his term in office happened to fall into the peak level of Cold War with significant historical events. His foreign policy was directly challenged and further influenced by Fidel Castros […]

Nuclear Tests

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in History | No Comments
Nuclear Tests

Guess: how many nuclear bomb explosions have been operated between 1945 and 1998? You won’t believe it. Here’s a beautiful, but scarying visual summary by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto: Time lapse map of every nuclear explosion (Found on memolition.com)

Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in History | No Comments
Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb

First-hand accounts from crew members of the Enola Gay in the air and people on the ground – BBC laid a focus on the last minutes before the bomb exploded over Hiroshima. We read a book in elementary school: Sadako will leben by Karl Bruckner (english title: The Day of the Bomb) released in 1961 which tells about the […]