1945

See a WWII combat helmet up close
See a WWII combat helmet up close

The M1 helmet was a WWII combat helmet used by the United States military in the 1940s, and the M1C helmet was designed especially for paratroopers. Take a look!

Classic cocktail vintage recipes for drinks from 1940s
How to make 30 classic cocktails & drinks (1946)

Love those classic cocktails? Get the recipes here for some of the finest from the 40s: Gin Rickey, Creme de Menthe Frappe, Hot Toddy, Side Car, Pink Lady, Stinger, Champagne Cocktail, Manhattan, Daiquiri & more!

Pecan pumpkin pie recipe
Pecan pumpkin pie recipe (1987)

Pecan pumpkin pie recipe adds the rich flavor of pecans in a crunchy top layer. Corn syrup is combined with canned pumpkin and eggs for a fast, smooth custard filling.

WW2 Hollywood deferments actors 1942
The truth about Hollywood draft deferments during WW2 (1942)

It is useless to deny that motion picture stars have been getting the best of it (as to immunity from draft). Some have been given special deferments and choice assignments and have been allowed extra months to finish pictures before having to report for active duty.

Kurt Vonnegut's backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
Kurt Vonnegut’s backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands — although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.