The World’s Oldest Condom A.) pig intestine, Lund, Sweden - this reusable condom and its orginal users’ manual written in Latin is completely intact. The manual suggests that users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases.
Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.
Newark, Ohio native Johnny Clem was a United States Army general who served as a drummer boy in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He gained fame for his bravery on the battlefield, becoming the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history.
(During American Civil War, soldiers left their wives a bottle to store tears. If man survived, moisture was indicator of wife’s devotion & love. If he didn’t make it back, bottle set in a place of honor.
Just in case you need a pinch of perspective: From the Imperial War Museum in London, "Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill." GAS DRILL AT A LONDON HOSPITAL: ENGLAND, 1940
In September 1940 the first peacetime draft law in U. history had been passed.authorizing the registration of 17 million men. In August and September 1941 U. merchant vessels were armed for self defense.