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The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

General Taylor never made any great show or parade, either of uniform or retinue. In dress he was possibly too plain, rarely wearing anything in the field to indicate his rank, or even that he was an officer; but he was known to every soldier in his army, and was respected by all. I can call to mind only one instance when I saw him in uniform, and one other when I heard of his wearing it, On both occasions he was unfortunate.

Churchill IX

Churchill IX

Churchill IXThe Churchill Mk IX was the designation given to Mk IIIs and Mk IVs that had been upgraded, but that kept their original 6-pounder gun. In July 1944 the decision was made to add appliqué armour to all reworked Churchill tanks. At first they were to get 3/4in side armour, followed by frontal armour, and a modified gearbox, suspension and traverse equipment by December.

William Linward

William Linward

Biography of William Linward

Modern humans replaced Neanderthals in southern Spain 44,000 years ago

Modern humans replaced Neanderthals in southern Spain 44,000 years ago

A study carried out in Cueva Bajondillo (Torremolinos, Málaga) by an international team made up of researchers from Spain, Japan and the United Kingdom reveals that modern humans replaced Neanderthals some 44,000 years ago, published today in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution and in which scientists from the universities of Granada (UGR), Seville and Córdoba participate, shows that the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in southern Iberia is an early, not late, phenomenon in the context of Western Europe.

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, is one of the most comprehensive public universities in Illinois. It is the anchor instituton of the Southern Illinois University system, a multi-campus university.The history of Southern Illinois University dates to 1869, when Southern Illinois Normal University began with 12 academic departments.

They confirm that the oldest human footprint in America is that of Chile

They confirm that the oldest human footprint in America is that of Chile

The 15,600-year-old footprint discovered in southern Chile is the oldest human footprint in the Americas, according to the researchers in a study recently published in the scientific journal PLOS One. Found in 2010 by a student at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Scientists worked for years to rule out the possibility that the footprint could have belonged to other species, and to determine the estimated age of the fossil.