Greek fire was the most terrifying weapon of its day. It was a flammable liquid that could be sprayed on its target from a distance, could not be put out easily, and burned even on water. To this day, we do not know how it was made.
Greek fire photo from WikiCommons
Fort Ontario in Oswego NY was the target of a French attack in 1756 during the French and Indian War.
Cannon bastion at Fort Ontario. Fort Oswego was on the other side of the river, just beyond the white silos.
Continue reading The Battle of Fort Oswego
Perhaps the most famous fighter plane of the Second World War, the Spitfire was produced in numerous versions throughout the entire conflict and saw service in every theater.
Spitfire Mark I, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Continue reading Icons of Aviation History: Spitfire
An early history of “trousers”.
So, a few days ago I was poking around on YouTube watching some old TV commercials, when I happened to come across this gem that I had remembered seeing years ago:
Continue reading An Early History of Pants and Trousers