Tag: World War I (1914-18)

What I’m Watching, Weimar Noir Edition

This week I’ve been watching “Babylon Berlin,” a television show about detectives in Weimar Germany, which has so captivated me that I barreled straight through the new season and then started rewatching the whole series from the beginning. The show is a noir detective series, set in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s, […]

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A Brief History of Spying With Balloons

A Chinese balloon seen hovering over Montana this week has been described as an “intelligence-gathering” airship by the Pentagon and a stray civilian research airship by China. Whatever its intended use, the balloon offers a reminder of how for more than a century, governments have used balloons for surveillance and observation, most often during times […]

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