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TIL Aimo Koivunen, a Finnish soldier who during WW2, over-dosed on amphetamines, lost his squad, laid in a ditch for a week after stepping on a land mine, then travelled over 250 miles on skis, was found alive only weighing 94 pounds. He went on to live another 45 years.
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TIL that the German city of Konstanz, which sits on the.

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What are some amazing strategies which were used in World. Konstanz was not bombed by the Allied Forces during World War II, because the city left all its lights on at night, and thus fooled the bombers into thinking it was actually part of Switzerland! Ingenious solution. This is partly because it's on the predominantly Swiss south side of the lake of Bodensee. And partly because the bombers were headed towards Friedrichshafen, which was home to massive military-industrial factories, including the zeppelin-airship hangars.

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Nazi Eagles - Third Reich in Ruins Reichsadler Hoheitsadler. Third Reich Eagles Remaining Today on Period Structures The Third Reich government adopted the eagle as a national symbol (Hoheitszeichen), in common with previous German governments and several other European countries.

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Bodensee- Germany – WHAT A PLANET Also, during WW2, its vicinity to neighboring Switzerland proved to be a blessing. The residents did not black out their town and hence were spared air raids since they were thought to be Switzerland.

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Konstanz - Wikipedia Konstanz is situated on Lake Constance (Bodensee in German). The Rhine river, which starts in the Swiss Alps , passes through Lake Constance and leaves it, considerably larger, by flowing under a bridge connecting the two parts of the city.

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World War II Bombers – Destruction from Above The Do-217 was a bomber used by the Luftwaffe during WWII and was another highly advanced aircraft with features ahead of its time. It was designed as a heavy bomber for shorter missions with production beginning in 1940. The numbers built weren’t that great (around 2000), especially when compared to the production of other aircraft.

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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions Around Lake Constance. During the summer, numerous excursions of various kinds are offered, from whole-day or half-day trips, shorter breakfast or lunch trips, as well as fun journeys including evening mystery excursions. Subscribe to our Newsletter

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Lake Constance - Wikipedia Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) is a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps, and consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee or Upper Lake Constance, the Untersee or Lower Lake Constance, and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein.

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Joseph Goebbels Villa at Bogensee - WW2 Nation Our latest blog post looks at the story behind the former Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels country-retreat at Bogensee near Lanke which we visited in our final Berlin vlog. It combines all the historical research we did as well as photos from the trip.

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The People's War: A German Family's Story - BBC - Home A German Family's Story By Christoph Bull My mother was Ilse Schultz, born in 1920. She had two brothers (Ernst and Walter) and an elder sister Dora.