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Old 15-04-2014, 12:00 AM   #392
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Despite the efforts of the Canadian Government to obtain his return, and of the United States Authorities to hold him, von Werra crossed the border into Mexico. Travelling by way of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Spain, he reached Berlin on 18 April 1941..Franz Baron von Werra was born on 13 July 1914, to impoverished Swiss parents in Leuk, a town in the Swiss canton of Valais.. He was described as engaging in boisterous 'playboy' behavior.. He was once pictured in the German press with his pet lion Simba, which he kept at the aerodrome as the unit mascot..Franz von Werra became a hero. Adolf Hitler granted him the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knights Cross of the Iron Cross). Von Werra was tasked to improve German interrogation techniques for captured pilots based on his own experience with the British system..On 25 October 1941 Von Werra took off in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr. 7285) on a practice flight.. He suffered engine failure and crashed into the sea north of Vlissingen ...
December 1 – In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses /4 – The Lewisham train disaster in the UK leaves 92 dead \5 – All 326,000 Dutch nationals are expelled from Indonesia/6 – The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails, the rocket blowing up on the launch pad\10 – Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes"– Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his peacekeeping efforts in the UN /12 - Wales gets its own minister of state in the Westminster government for the first time - General elections were held in Thailand \18 – The Bridge on the River Kwai is released in the U.S. It goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Additional Oscars go to Alec Guinness (Best Actor) and David Lean (Best Director), among others. This is Lean's first Oscar for directing/19 – Meredith Willson's classic musical The Music Man, starring Robert Preston, debuts on Broad-way\20 – The Boeing 707 airliner flies for the first time/22 – The CBS afternoon anthology series Se7en Lively Arts presents Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker on U.S. television for the first time, although heavily abridged \25 - The Royal Christmas Message is broadcast on television with the Queen on camera for the first time/28 – A case of foot-and-mouth disease is found at an abattoir in Liverpool..Bridget Dowling's memoirs claim Adolf Hitler lived with them in Liverpool from 1912 to 1913 while he was on the run for dodging conscription in his native Austria-Hungary...

The December 1957 tornado outbreak sequence was a significant tornado outbreak sequence that affected the southern Midwest and the South of the contiguous United States on December 18–19, 1957.. The outbreak began on the afternoon of December 18, when from the west a low pressure area approached the southern portions of Missouri and Illinois.. Farther south, temperatures along the Gulf Coast reached the low 70s °F. Just as on December 18, a second tornado outbreak occurred in a broad warm sector from Arkansas to Illinois and south to Alabama..Ritter is a title, translated approximately as Knight... make me sick with your heroics! There's a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills - they go well together, don't they? And with you it's just one thing or the other: destroy a bridge or destroy yourself. This is just a game, this war! You and Colonel Nicholson, you're 2 of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman... how to die by the rules - when the only important thing is how to live like a human being...

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