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The History of the #542 Steam Locomotive

The History of the #542 Steam Locomotive

This is the #542. It was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1903. When it was first built, it was a mainline freight engine for the Southern. There were bigger ones than this, but it was considered a large engine in 1903. But by the time the 40s came along, it was …

Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

The epic battle of Freiburg in 1644 showed that the Holy Roman Empire still had enough strength to defend against the Franco-Swedish alliance, but the empire was getting low on resources, their allies were leaving their cause, and their enemies were on all sides. A new Swedish offensive in 1645 proved able to push the …

The Unkillable Soldier, Modern Day God of War

The Unkillable Soldier, Modern Day God of War

The American general William Tecumseh Sherman is often quoted as saying that “War is hell.” Few members of the military have more of a right to believe that than the subject of today’s video – Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. This hard-as-nails officer of the British Army served in the Second Boer War …

10 Craziest Escape Plans In History

10 Craziest Escape Plans In History

10 Craziest Escape Plans In History You may think of the famous Alcatraz escape, or drug lord El Chapo’s breakouts. But escape plans aren’t only for criminals. Take Harriet Tubman’s escape for example. Here are 10 Craziest Escape Plans In History. Before we go through, remember to subscribe to AllTime 10s! Got it? Let’s go! …