Today I found out how an LED works. An LED or “Light Emitting Diode” is basically as the name describes; it is a special type of diode that is specifically optimized to give off light, usually in the visual or infrared spectrum, as electricity is passed through it. A diode is a special type of semiconductor that has many uses. One of [...]
16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri in 1951 - the most famous of the four sisters (all of which survive) because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. They were probably the best battleships ever built.
"Japanese Surrender on Iwo Jima First to emerge from an Iwo Jima cave in which, with twenty other Japs they had been hiding for several days, these Japs are astonished to find they are treated kindly instead of being tortured, as they were led to believe would be their fate if captured. (That's the photo caption as i found it)"
General Hideki Tojo, 1945 (b/w photo). General Hideki Tojo (1884-1948), general in the Imperial Japanese Army and 40th prime miniter of Japan; the image shows him slumped in a chair after attempting to shoot himself on 11th September; he was revived, tried, convicted of war crimes and hanged in 1948.