Declassified Documents: U.S. Military Bombed the Nazi Germany Oil Refinery That Fred Koch Helped Build

Among the revelations in Dark Money, Jane Mayer’s expansive new book on the Koch brothers and the rise of contemporary American conservatism, is that Fred Koch, the billionaire duo’s father, once helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany. The New York Times broke that item last week, but left out a key detail from…

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Poland Is Pretty Convinced It Found A Buried Nazi Train, Maybe Full Of Gold

Two random guys said they’d found a long-lost Nazi train last week, buried underground at the end of World War II. Local legends said that one matching the description went missing in the closing days of the war, and it was full of plundered gold. It sounded crazy, but the Polish government said they might be onto…

This Giant Nazi Plane Was The Largest Land-Based Transport Of WWII

It is one crazy flying machine, looking like something more out of a cartoon than something that can actually fly. Part of its strange, bulbous shape comes from its roots as a Me 321 military glider, an aircraft that was key to Hitler’s plan to invade England. From this genesis came the largest land based operational…

How a blind racer turned secret agent and helped beat the Nazis

Maybe it was an unworkable, irresponsible plan. The setting is the height of WWII, and the Allies needed to sprint a dead body across the UK in order to mislead the Nazis about their invasion plans, quickly, and with the utmost secrecy. Entrusting the outcome of a secret mission to an Aston Martin works driver was…

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