When did Germany sink English ship Athenia?
The sinking of the SS Athenia on 02 September, 1939 was considered a war crime. It was an unarmed, civilian, transatlantic ocean liner. Due to its reported zigzagging course, the commander of the German U-Boat, U-30, took it for a military transport of some sort and fired. ...
Asked in Agriculture, Farm Crops
What crops are grown in Athens?
Athenian eat a lot of olives. The myth of Athenia, the Greek goddess of wisdom, had a contest with Posideon, the god of water, to see who could please the people most. Posideon added a lake to city were Athenia created the first olive tree. The people liked the olive tree more and named the city after her. Since then olives have been most popular there. ...
Asked in World War 2, History of Europe
Which English Ocean liner was sunk by the Germans off the English coast in world war two?
The Athenia was sunk in an unprovoked attack (An unarmed merchant vessel) by the U30 submarine on the 3rd Sept 1939. ...
What are the names or denominations of ancient Greek coins?
The Ancient Greek coinage was known as Drachma. It was generally used in Athenia and had 4-3 grams of silver. The Corinthian Coin was started and had 8-6 grams of silver. ...
Which Cruise Ships where sunk during World War 2?
Old Answer: Lusitania was the ship that was sunk in World War 1 on the 1st May 1915, but I don't know about World War 2. New Answer: The Athenia was sunk by the German's in 1939. ...
Asked in Mythology, Greek and Roman Mythologies
Is there a person in greek mythology who stole the gods powers?
Prometheus stole fire from Helios and gave it to man. Hermes, Athenia, and Hades LOANED Perseus their magical accessories. (Winged Sandles, Aegis, Helm of Darkness) Typhon beat-up Zeus and stole his strength. ...
Asked in Sparta
What were the differences between religion in ancient Sparta and ancient Athens?
Spartans and Athenians both worshiped the same gods as the rest of Greece, Poseidon, Zeus, etc. Although the patron god of Sparta was Artemis, and the Patron god of Athens was Athenia. Although not much is mentioned about Spartan religion they were most likely just as religious as the rest of Greece. ...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2
How did Germany respond to the British naval blockade in 1939?
The Germans used U-Boats to sink the merchant ships that were carrying supplies to Britain. German U-Boats were also used to target and sink naval vessels. On the day that Britain declared war on Germany, German U-boats sunk the British merchant ship the Athenia as it sailed from Liverpool to Montreal. ...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2
What were Germany's first actions against Great Britain as World War 2 began?
Late on September 3, 1939, Germany struck the first blow against Britain to bring action in response to Britain's declaration of war on Germany. A German submarine torpedoed and sunk the passenger liner called the Athenia. 1400 passengers were on that ship leaving Liverpool and headed for Montreal. Luckily only 112 passengers died. ...
Asked in History of Maritime
Does anyone have a picture of the SS Athina or SS Rafiah?
This is the SS Athenia http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/ships/1923ATHENIA_596.jpg Many thanks but I'm afraid that this relates to the wrong ship. The ship I am looking for was called Athina or Rafah and was wrecked on Syrna Island during the post-war Palestine Patrol era. At that time she was employed by the Aliyah Bet organisation, transporting Holocaust survivors to Israel and Palestine. I understand that for some years she was partially submerged in Piraeus harbour, before being refloated and fitted with a diesel engine. Please see: http://www.nickmessinger.co.uk/providence.html...
Asked in Ancient Greece, Athens, Sparta
What are the similarities and differences between the ancient greek city states Athens and Sparta?
Well first the Athens government is a direct government. Sparta isn't. Athens ruled Ancient Greece for many years and were the most powerful group. Then during the Peloponnesian war, which was Sparta v.s the powerful Athens (in the 400's B.C) at the end, we ended with a new powerful group called Sparta. The Spartanians were so releaved and excited and Athenians so depressed. That is a big difference in Greek City-States government. Some similarities is that they both had citizens that had...
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2
What was the Phony war during world war 2?
The Phoney War was a phase early in World War II-in the months following Britain and France's declaration of war on Germany (shortly after the German invasion of Poland) in September 1939 and preceding the Battle of France in May 1940-that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the Western Allies against the German Reich. War was declared by each side, but no Western power had committed to launching a significant land offensive, notwithstanding the terms of the Anglo-Polish...
Asked in Politics and Government, Communism
How can you summarize communism?
Marxist viewpoint on History and Economy: History revolves around class struggle and violent revolution against the ruling class by the lower class. Economy, "from each which he is able, to to each according to need." Dictatorship of the proletariat: The rule by people who is the best option for the working class (if they knew what was best for them). Command economy: The government controls the factors of production and makes all economic decisions. Idea of belonging to a global movement: Marxist History is prospective,...
What happened on Sept 4 in history?
September 4, 2004 Hurricane Frances hits Florida, causing $40 billion in damage. September 4, 1997 14th MTV Awards September 4, 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville Kentucky on WTFX 100.5 FM September 4, 1996 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett and Smashing Pumpkins wins September 4, 1995 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000 September 4, 1995 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic September 4, 1994 Bulgarian government of Berov falls September 4, 1994 Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL...