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Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard

Biography of Leo Szilard

Swearer DE-186 - History

Swearer DE-186 - History

Swearer(DE-186: dp. 1,240; 1. 306& 39;0~; b. 36& 39;7& 34;; dr. 11& 39;87; S.20.9 k. (tl.); cpl. 216; a. 3 3& 34;, 5 40mm.; cl. Cannon)Swearer (DE-186) was laid down on 12 August 1943 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., at Newark, N.J., launched on 31 October 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Walter F.

The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)

The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)

The resounding failure of the Fourth Crusade, which saw it being diverted to Constantinople, gives the spirit of the crusade a terrible blow. However, popular movements also intervene, suggesting that only the humble can free the tomb of Christ. It is in this curious context, but also that of an East where Latins and Muslims negotiate, that the Fifth Crusade will be launched.

Polybius, Greek historian (2nd century BC)

Polybius, Greek historian (2nd century BC)

Greek historian, Polybius was taken hostage by Rome and exiled from his native land. We owe him major texts on the functioning of the Republic and the Punic War, and he is therefore an essential source for Roman history. He died of a fall from a horse at over eighty, and left behind a considerable body of work.

Violet Douglas-Pennant

Violet Douglas-Pennant

Read the essential details about Violet Douglas-Pennant who became an important political figure during the First World War. An organiser of the Scottish Women's Hospital Unit she helped form the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) and was involved in the recruiting campaign for the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).

Fall of Saint Jean d'Acre and end of the Crusades

Fall of Saint Jean d'Acre and end of the Crusades

At the end of the 13th century, the Crusader States are in agony; The West is ignoring them, and the latest expeditions to save them have failed. At the same time, Muslims resisted the Mongol fury thanks to the Mamluks. It is the latter who will complete the Frankish States and sign what is considered the end of the epic of the Crusades, symbolized by the fall of Seant-Jean-d & 39; Acre in 1291.