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Was it true that Nelson Mandela refused to renounce violence while in Prison?
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Indeed, Mandela did not want to renounce violence, during his incarceration, as a means of political change. While he had been offered an end to his imprisonment quite a few times, he categorically ...

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Authenticity of the Russian birch bark manuscripts
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Yes a buried piece of wood, or other biological tissue, could survive for thousands of years without decomposing with appropriate environmental conditions. While the conditions for this are rather ...

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Did Britain call up veterinarians in World War Two?
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You are right to suspect that veterinary surgeons would be exempted from conscription as regular soldiers in the UK, during the Second World War. However, they would have served first as volunteers in ...

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Does Tanjore Brihadeeswarar Temple contain more stones than Giza pyramid?
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The statement that the Tanjore Brihadeeswarar Temple or Periya Kovil has more stones than the Giza pyramid is highly doubtful. Here is why: First let us set out some assumptions so as to help us ...

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Identifying a WW2 German badge/medal
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Looks like a NSDAP commemorative badge that commemorates a rally held in 1939 in Gau Eastern Hannover, as Steve Bird mentioned. Here's a link to a site that sells the same piece. The NSDAP was rather ...

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What uniform is my ancestor wearing?
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It would appear that this man is wearing a French army light-blue (bleu horizon) M14 or M15 jacket, see this pdf link with soldiers of the period in similar uniform (Page 9, Fig 24). His lack of ...

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What happened with North African oil during the Second World War?
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To put it simply: Yes, North African oil had not yet been discovered and exploited in an industrial fashion. North African oil development did not commence properly until the late 1940s and early ...

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Could anybody identify the rank/regiment of this soldier?
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The uniform in the picture would seem to be that of an officer of a rifle brigade from the United Kingdom and not of a hussar as posited in another answer. This can be attested by the pouch belt chain ...

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Can you help me identify the rank and patch on this Royal Italian Army uniform?
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Hi Robin Hood and welcome to History:SE, thank you for the interesting question, if difficult question. The soldier in the right hand photo does not give us many details to work with as he is ...

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Which ships arrived at Novo-Arkhangelsk between 1810 and 1815?
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This is a partial answer and a collation mostly from Wikipedia articles. It would appear the the sloop Neva passed through Sitka in 1810 to deliver a salt cargo under the command of Ludwig von ...

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