Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Explorers' Club, № DVIII

Operation AXIOM: The World War
30 July 1916: The Black Tom Explosion—German saboteurs set off a large explosion, fires, & numerous secondary explosions at the Black Tom Island munitions depot, setting off tons of artillery shells & T.N.T. destined for the Entente Powers; seven souls perished, debris damaged the Statue of Liberty, windows shattered in Times Square, & the explosion was felt as far away as Philadelphia.

Lest we forget.

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