Black Monday: The Eighth Air Force’s 250th Combat Mission

On March 6, 1944, the US Eighth Air Force conducted the first allied daylight raid in force over the German capital. The raid represented a change in strategy and a turning point in the war. But it came at great cost. The History Guy recalls the raid that came to be called “Black Monday” forContinue reading “Black Monday: The Eighth Air Force’s 250th Combat Mission”

The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force

Mexico’s fighter squadron 201 was the first and only time that a Mexican unit has been sent to make war on foreign soil. The squadron was called “the Aztec Eagles”. The History Guy remembers the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force.

Up: The History of the Elevator

Versions of elevators have existed for millennia. But the development of elevators safe enough to carry passengers is relatively new. The History Guy remembers the history of an invention that allowed us to build skyscrapers.

Ketchup: The History of a Condiment

To many, tomato ketchup is the quintessential American condiment. But ketchup was not invented in the United States, and did not always include tomatoes. The History Guy remembers the surprising history of ketchup. From the video: There is perhaps no condiment considered more quintessentially American than ketchup. It lines the aisles in supermarkets and adornsContinue reading “Ketchup: The History of a Condiment”

Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith, Prohibition Agents

The History Guy remembers two of the best detectives and Prohibition agents in history, Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith. Their ingenious use of disguises to bust bootleggers during Prohibition is history that deserves to be remembered.

Picasso’s Many Muses and the Cost of Genius

Pablo Picasso was one of the most important and prolific artists of the twentieth century. But his art came at a price for those who loved him. The History Guy recalls the many loves of Pablo Picasso. From the video: Pablo Picasso, a prolific and ground-breaking artist of thousands of paintings, sculptures and other works,Continue reading “Picasso’s Many Muses and the Cost of Genius”

Tankfest

In 2019, The History Guy was invited to Bovington to the Tank Museum to film one of their episodes of Top 5 Tanks. Receiving an email from one of his favorite museums was a highlight of his blossoming career as The History Guy. In 2020, he will be returning to the Tank Museum during theirContinue reading “Tankfest”