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America's M4 Sherman Tank, a WWII War Machine

America's M4 Sherman Tank, a WWII War Machine

The iconic American tank of World War II, the M4 Sherman was employed in all theaters of the conflict by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as most Allied nations. Considered a medium tank, the Sherman initially had a mounted 75mm gun and had a crew of five. In addition, the M4 chassis served as the platform for several derivative armored vehicles such as tank retrievers, tank destroyers, and self-propelled artillery.

The Mount Pinatubo Eruption in the Philippines

The Mount Pinatubo Eruption in the Philippines

In June 1991, the second-largest volcanic eruption of the twentieth century* took place on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, a mere 90 kilometers (55 miles) northwest of the capital city Manila. Up to 800 people were killed and 100,000 became homeless following the Mount Pinatubo eruption, which climaxed with nine hours of the eruption on June 15, 1991.

How Is W Pronounced in French?

How Is W Pronounced in French?

The letter "w" is uncommon in French words. While the sound is used in words like oui , you will be hard-pressed to find a French word that begins with a "w," which is one of two letters-the other is the letter "k"-that were not in the original French alphabet, so it only appears in foreign words. However, with the increasing encroachment of foreign words into this Romance language, the letter "w" is popping up more in French.

"Love Actually" Quotes

"Love Actually" Quotes

The 2003 movie "Love Actually " emphasizes the funny side of love through an interesting series of plots and subplots. The movie follows eight couples-each telling a tale of love and adding a fresh perspective. Their tales are loosely interconnected, and all are set during a month before Christmas in London.

The Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

The Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Perhaps the longest-lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina was its environmental damage that impacted public health. Significant amounts of industrial waste and raw sewage spilled directly into New Orleans neighborhoods, and oil spills from offshore rigs, coastal refineries, and even corner gas stations also made their way into residential areas and business districts throughout the region.

Vice President Hobart's Train - History

Vice President Hobart's Train - History

Vice President Hobart's Train