The Wheeled Body Shield

...a wheeled body shield that affords immunity from rifle bullets and shrapnel when advancing upon fortified positions.  The body of this is constructed of tempered-steel plates, the front so rounded and tempered that bullets strike the surface at an angle and glance off without doing harm... From Popular Mechanics, November, 1915. When you think of the bomb-cratered, mud-covered battlefields of [...]

January 31st, 2016|World War I|4 Comments

The Shocking Truth Revealed!

May 1953 Here's the shocking truth.  The truth about the growing immorality in the United States! I came across this radio ad for a story in the May, 1953, edition of Esquire magazine while putting together this week's Case Closed episode.  Maybe the most salacious, certainly the most sensational (it tries really hard anyway), bit of marketing from [...]

January 29th, 2015|Radio|3 Comments