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Invasion Base on the Moon (Apr, 1948)

Invasion Base on the Moon

“The first nation to establish a lunar military outpost will rule the earth” says Willy Ley, expert in rocket research.

THE man in the moon may plot the attack that will open World War III. For the man in the moon will be a powerful “spy in the sky” rocketed to the earth’s satellite by the aggressor nation to prepare the way for an all-out assault to conquer the world.

Soon after a 20th-century Columbus pilots his rocket to the moon, the nation that sent him there will have a lunar base that will expose any spot on earth to celestial spying and sudden rocket invasion.

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PHANTOM RAIDERS of the AIR (Jun, 1935)

PHANTOM RAIDERS of the AIR

CONCEALED by nothing but their coloring, two camouflaged planes on the ground eluded the vigilant eyes of the crews of six observation planes sent up to search for them during a test at the army air corps base in Hawaii. The observation ships spent one and one-half hours in hunting and not one spotted the camouflaged aircraft.

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INVENTORS! America Needs You! (Nov, 1941)

INVENTORS! America Needs You!

by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

Famous Military Expert EVERYBODY has at least one good invention up his sleeve—and now’s the time to cash in on yours!

Remember that idea you had last winter for a device to beat off air-raids? You always meant to get to work on it, but somehow never did. Or maybe you thought of a new kind of searchlight while working on your boat. Or a stunt which you believed would simplify minesweeping.

You’ve probably had ideas like these, or ones similar to them, at some time in your life and put them aside because you were ashamed to talk about them. Afraid your friends would ridicule you, or call you a nut.

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The Greatest Mother in the World (Apr, 1918)

The Greatest Mother in the World

Stretching forth her hands to all in need—to Jew or Gentile, black or white, knowing no favorite, yet favoring all.

Seeing all things with a mother’s sixth sense that’s blind to jealousy and meanness; helping the little home that’s crushed beneath an iron hand by showing mercy in a healthy, human way; rebuilding it, in fact, with stone on stone and bringing warmth, to hearts and hearths too long neglected.

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Now It’s LAND BATTLESHIPS! (Nov, 1941)

Now It’s LAND BATTLESHIPS!

THIS striking illustration by Staff Artist Reynold C. Anderson is a conception, based on all available technical reports, of what is perhaps the most amazing of all the new weapons developed in the present nightmarish war—the Russian “land battleship.”

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Sabotage! (Oct, 1954)

Every time I see the word “sabotage” I can’t help but hear it in William Shatner’s voice.

Sabotage!

Here, on the next few pages, you will read the shocking but all too true story of how a little band of saboteurs, as inconspicuous as you and I, can paralyze the United States.

Sabotage!

By Martin Caidin

IT could happen today—tonight—without warning. An attack on our country—but not necessarily with roaring jet bombers, screaming rockets and exploding atom bombs. A crippling assault without warning could be launched against our critical cities, ports, rail centers, factories, farm belts, power stations and military objectives by one of Communism’s deadliest weapons—sabotage.

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Tank Maneuvers Controlled by Radio (Dec, 1930)

Tank Maneuvers Controlled by Radio

Developments in the mechanization of the army is the installation of radios in tanks for the transmission and receipt of orders. Control of tanks in action, since they were first introduced by the British during the World war, has been at once an important and difficult task, hitherto performed by officers who walked beside the tank and signalled with flags—a duty both dangerous and unsatisfactory.

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Milk Cured My Nerve Shock (Mar, 1922)

So milk cures P.T.S.D? Someone should tell the Defense Department!

Milk Cured My Nerve Shock

The Story of the Physical Regeneration of W. J. McLemore

An Interview and Introduction by Edwin F, Bowers, M. D
ILLUSTRATION BY LEONARD WHITNEY

ONE of the most deplorable, disheartening and distressing results of the War is our crop of cripples. The cruelly maimed, the pathetic blind, the derelicts who have lost legs or arms in the bestial, bitter game, are figures of sorrow. They affect every decent-minded man or woman with an overshadowing sense of resentment and protest at the futility of it all.

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Trained Carrier Pigeons Are Reliable War Messengers (Jan, 1930)

Trained Carrier Pigeons Are Reliable War Messengers

Members of the signal patrol of the German army enjoy their work in training carrier pigeons. Careful training coupled with the natural instinct of these birds makes them reliable message carriers. In training they are set free at gradually increasing distances from home. Immediately upon release from their cages they will zoom into the air, instantly aware of the home direction and wing for home at the rate of 35 miles an hour. During the war pigeons were found to be invaluable for the transmission of messages from spies within enemy territory. Unauthorized possession of carrier pigeons in war time is a death warrant.

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SCIENCE HAS NO NATIONALITY (Feb, 1947)

It’s true that science has no nationality, however I’m pretty sure that scientists do. It wasn’t just Nazi scientists the US gave safe harbor to. There were much worse people as well.

SCIENCE HAS NO NATIONALITY

German and Austrian scientists will soon be serving American schools, labs, and business At Wright field, Ohio, 30-year-old Fritz Doblhoff test-flies his jet-propelled helicopter for the Army Air Forces. Not so long ago he was dodging American bombs at Wiener-Neustadt. At White Sands, New Mexico, Wernher von Braun, Dr. Ernest Steinhoff, and Dr. Martin Schilling take a leading part in getting the giant V-2 rockets off into the air. Up to May, 1945, these three scientists were working in Germany on long-range, transatlantic missiles.

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