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Is it true that Winston Churchill said 'I bet my head on Crete' (or a similar statement)?

Is it true that Winston Churchill said 'I bet my head on Crete' (or a similar statement)?

Long ago, I saw a Nazi propaganda caricature showing a headless Churchill serving his own severed head on a plate, the joke being that he foolishly claimed the Germans would be unable to take Crete…

Puebla

Puebla

Owing to the region’s rich volcanic soils and strategic location, Náhuatl-speaking Indians once developed a complex civilization in Puebla; today, many monumental ruins can be found throughout the state. Puebla is also the home of Mole Poblano, a traditional Mexican dish. Today, automotive and textile production are Puebla’s main manufacturing industries.

Russia

Russia

Did Perestroika Cause the Fall of the Soviet Union?Just six years after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party and introduced reforms, the Soviet Union collapsed and newly formed independent nations arose from the ashes. What went wrong? In 1985, even many of the most conservative hardliners .

Why did Napoleon divide his army during the retreat from Smolensk?

Why did Napoleon divide his army during the retreat from Smolensk?

In the Wikipedia article on the Battle of Krasnoi: Having lost contact with Kutuzov during the previous two weeks, Napoleon incorrectly believed that the Russian army must have been as devastated…

A fragment of skin reveals how ancient Egyptian chariots were built

A fragment of skin reveals how ancient Egyptian chariots were built

During the routine archaeological investigation of the Ancient Egypt Leather Goods Project (AELP) led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University of Cairo, and André Veldmeijer, head of the Egyptology section at the Dutch Flemish Institute in Cairo , the group discovered a collection of 300 skin fragments from an old Egyptian chariot in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Gibraltar Dockyard

Gibraltar Dockyard

Gibraltar, is an area at the north-west end of the Rock of Gibraltar. By the 19th century Gibraltar had become Britain's principal dockyard and naval base in the western Mediterranean.