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The Nazi, Adolf Eichmann, One Of The Architects Of The Holocaust, Was Hanged This Day 55-Years Ago — In Israel.

by Anura Guruge



One of the worst among what was a sorry cabal of murderers and thugs. He joined the Nazis when 26. He was hanged 30 years later.

Being the coward he was he fled Germany in 1945 as the end was near. Israel’s Mossad located and captured him in Argentina in 1960.

He was supposed to be hung by 11:59pm on March 31. But, they had some technical difficulties and the execution did not take place till June 1. Some sources still have March 31, 1962 as the date of his death.


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British RAF Launched A 1,000 Bomber Raid Against Cologne, Germany, This Day 75-Years Ago; May 30, 1942 — First Ever 1,000 Bomber Attack.

by Anura Guruge





Members of No. 106 Squadron RAF, including their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (standing middle, front row), celebrate on their return to Coningsby, Lincolnshire, from the ‘Thousand Bomber’ raid on Cologne, Germany. The Squadron’s Avro Manchesters, in the course of replacement by Lancasters at this time, are parked off the perimeter track in the background.


That must have been quite the sight, 1,000 Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster bombers lumbering across the sky. Think of the noise they must have made — and that is before the bombs began to hit.

The actual number was 1,047 bombers — quite a few crewed by student pilots and instructors!

This was 2.5x larger than any previous RAF raid.

1,455 tons of bombs were dropped.

To be fair the Germans had it coming. They had been mercilessly bombing Britain.


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We Sank The German Bismarck This Day 76-Years Ago; May 27, 1941.

by Anura Guruge


You do NOT mess with US!



The stuff of OUR modern legends.

We were all told about the sinking of the Bismarck as kids. You do NOT mess with the British. Still unbowed and still victorious as a Nation.

Another GREAT day in our GLORIOUS history.


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Maypole Google Doodle For ‘First Of May’ (May Day) In Europe.

by Anura Guruge


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‘Start of Asparagus Season 2015’ Google Doodle for Germany [But Not For Sinhala New Year].

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I kid YOU NOT.

April Fool’s was over a fortnight ago.

Well this will show Sri Lankan’s where they are in Google’s food chain.
Not sure why this is SPECIFIC to Deutschland?
Don’t they grow asparagus in California too?

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The Germany-only nature of this Google Doodle.
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