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The Monster of Florence, Italian Serial Killer

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The Monster of Florence (Italian: Il Mostro di Firenze) is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight double murder cases that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. Prosecution offices carried on several investigations into the cases for many years. The courts [...]

Schloss Marschlins Castle: Medieval Fortification in Switzerland

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Schloss Marschlins Castle is a castle in the village of Igis of the municipality of Landquart of the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. Schloss Marschlins Castle was the childhood home of feminist Meta von Salis. The Schloss castle was built in the 13th century, though [...]

Reichsburg Cochem Castle: Medieval Fortification in Germany

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The Cochem castle we see today towering above the scenic town of Cochem on the Moselle River is not the castle that originally stood there in the 12th century. That castle had a long and colorful history until French King Louis XIV had his troops obliterate it in 1689. The castle remained a colorful stone [...]

HMS Hermes British Aircraft Carrier: World War II

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HMS Hermes was the first purpose-designed aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy and fitted with an off-centre island containing the funnel and operations spaces. Although very narrow, the island was quite long and massive for a ship this size. The island located forward of amidships made the ship trim by the bow, the [...]

World War II: Operation Barbarossa

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Under the codename, operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, in the largest German military operation of World War II. Operation Barbarossa: The destruction of the Soviet Union by military force, the permanent elimination of the perceived Communist threat to Germany, and the seizure of prime land within Soviet [...]

Greek battleship Lemnos: World War I

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Lemnos, sometimes spelled Limnos (Greek: Θ/Κ Λήμνος), was a 13,000-ton Mississippi-class battleship originally built by the United States Navy in 1904–1908. As Idaho, she was purchased by the Greek Navy in 1914 and renamed Lemnos, along with her sister Mississippi, renamed Kilkis. Lemnos was named for the Battle of Lemnos, a crucial engagement of [...]

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