"On May 31st—exactly 100 years ago—the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet met for battle in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark. Over the course of a day and a night, 250 ships (151 of them British, the other 99 German) exchanged fire and performed a complex set of maneuvers in the Battle of Jutland, World War I's first and only major naval altercation. By the time it was over, more than 7,000 were dead and over 20 ships went down. "

The Soviet Union's hopes of winning the race to launch the first supersonic airliner was dealt a devastating blow in 1973 when their plane crashed at the Paris Air Show.
The swagger. The outrageous pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. This is the story of how Donald John Trump became “The Donald”. And how a kid from Queens took New York City by storm, survived two failed marriages and several failed businesses, and managed to reinvent himself as one of America’s preeminent cultural icons.
Cathy Newman's full interview with Philosopher Noam Chomsky. From Trump and Clinton, to climate change, Brexit and TPP, America's foremost intellectuals presents his views on who rules the world today.
The Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. The Hunter was also widely exported, serving with 21 other air forces; 50 years after its original introduction it is still in active service, operating with the Lebanese Air Force.
Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda (also Strössner or Strößner; November 3, 1912 -- August 16, 2006) was a Paraguayan military officer who served as President of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989. He ascended to the position after leading an army coup in 1954. His 35-year long rule, marked by an uninterrupted period of repression in his country, was the longest unbroken rule by one individual in the history of South America. His rule is ranked 14th-longest among other non-royal national leaders since 1870, and made him one of the world's longest-serving non-Communist heads of state.




Alan Donald Whicker CBE (4 August 1921 -- 12 July 2013) was a British journalist and television presenter and broadcaster. His career spanned almost 60 years, during which time he presented the documentary television programme Whicker's World for over 30 years. He was made a Commander of the
As the Great War began, the Royal Navy rushed to Orkney's great natural harbour, Scapa Flow.
David Hayman uncovers the compelling characters of the little-known naval war - the cautious Admiral Jellicoe and the playboy Admiral Beatty.
The story of great technologies and epic battles for control of the North Sea.