The Battle for Castle Itter - WWII

On 5 May 1945, a few days after Hitler’s suicide, American soldiers under command of US Army Captain John C. "Jack" Lee, Jr. teamed up with a number of Wehrmacht soldiers under German major, Josef Sepp Gangl who was opposed to the Nazis to rescue VIP prisoners from Castle Itter .

 

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Inventions: The Tesla Coil on Simple History

Check out my latest narration for the awesome Simple History Youtube channel.

The inventor Nikola Tesla had dreamed of supplying the world with electricity wirelessly.

Tesla developed a device in 1891 which could produce bolts of high voltage electricity, known as the Tesla Coil.

The device has a primary coil which passes a current onto a secondary coil, creating a high voltage and low current, which shoots out a lightning like discharge.