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Ask MHQ: King Frederick II of Prussia

Published: August 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
King Frederick II of Prussia introduced potatoes into his army’s diet in 1744 despite popular belief that they were unfit for human consumption.

Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: Riot on the Western Front

Gene Seymour | Published: August 21, 2009 at 5:00 am
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds won't please fans looking for a serious war epic, but if you're the right sort of viewer, the film is bloody, perverse fun.

Veteran of Countless Small Skirmishes Turns 45

Justin Ewers | Published: March 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm
GI Joe is celebrating 45 uninterrupted years on the market this February. While the toy evolved to reflect different eras—Joe was an adventurer in the 1970s, fighting crocodiles and sharks, and in the 1990s, equipped to nip the terrorist threat in the bud—it never strayed far from its basic mission.

St. Botolph's and a Tale of Two Bostons

Published: March 18, 2008 at 7:31 pm
The towns of Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts both owe their name to a seventh-century cleric, St. Botolph.

Dover: Still the Gateway to the Continent

James Graham | Published: November 01, 2007 at 3:30 pm
Despite dire predictions, the Channel Tunnel did not spell the demise of Dover, England's famous ferry port.

The Royal Shakespeare Company: Still Playing The Part

Jennifer Dorn | Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm
All the world's a stage, and the Royal Shakespeare Company still struts upon it, keeping the works of William Shakespeare alive for modern audiences.

St.Fagans: Time for Welsh History

Jim Hargan | Published: June 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm
St. Fagans National History Museum contains more than 40 historic buildings from all over Wales on its 100 acres of parkland, behind the Elizabethan manor house known as St. Fagans Castle.

The Cornwall of Daphne du Maurier

Jean Paschke | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:36 am
Alfred Hitchcock and other film directors found inspiration in the works of author Daphne du Maurier. She found her own inspiration for "Rebecca," "The Loving Spirit," and other stories in her beloved Cornwall.

Dorchester: A Step Back

Jim Hargan | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:33 am
Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful scenery, the town of Dorchester is a pleasant step back in time.

Potteries of Staffordshire

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:18 pm
One of England's most renowned industries -- pottery manufacturing -- grew in the towns that became Stoke-on-Trent.

Evelyn Waugh: The Novelist's World War II Service

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm

Cahokian Indians: America's Ancient Warriors

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
The Cahokian Indians used a sophisticated form of warfare to create the largest Indian empire of the Mississippian civilization.

Henry Ford: Helped Lead American World War II Production Efforts

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm

Nancy Harkness Love: Female Pilot and First to Fly for the U.S. Military

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:02 pm
Nancy Harkness Love proved her mettle in the air and gained recognition for women pilots in a man's world.

Joe Palooka: A Comic Strip Character Goes to War

T. Wayne Waters | Published: June 12, 2006 at 7:57 pm
In 1940, one man saw the gathering war clouds and decided to forgo his career and enlist in the United States Army. His name was Joe Palooka-and he was a comic strip character.
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