Tag: world war one

Secret Histories

When Germany Nearly Blew Up the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is perhaps America‚Äôs most iconic monument. Thousands come everyday to walk around the outside, climb the pedestal and make the long ascent into the crown to enjoy the spectacular views of Manhattan. What most people don’t know, is that once you were able to climb even […]

Secret Histories

The Mystery of the Quiet Birdmen

Whilst recently conducting some research in the archives of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, we came across a peculiar artifact: a small copper coloured membership card, stamped with what looked like blue pilot wings and a shield, and a mysterious sounding inscription. About the size of a regular business […]

Adventure Travel

Exploring World War One’s Deadly Iron Harvest

Beneath the surface of the old Western Front lurks a lethal menace. Even though it ended over a century ago, the Great War is somehow still killing people every year. For lurking underneath the old battlefields of the Western Front, lie millions of unexploded shells. Farmers tending the still battle […]