Tank Blown Away…

…by the Wind:

The British Army appealed on Monday for anyone hiding one if its borrowed inflatable tanks — which blew away in a weekend gale — to kindly return it.

“If anyone has seen a flying tank please contact us. We would like it back,” Army spokesman David Webb told Reuters from breezy Wales.

“We borrowed six of the inflatable tanks from the Royal Air Force and would very much like to give six back to them. At the moment we only have five.”

The dummy tank, which takes three men to handle, was being used in an exercise involving troops from Britain, the United States, Canada, Belgium and Poland high in the Brecon Beacon mountains.

The annual exercise is supposed to give troops a feel of what it is like to operate patrols deep behind enemy lines.

Inflatable tanks and artillery pieces are staked out in various locations for the patrols to find. Yahoo!

Cuban Missile Crisis Documents from The Washington Post:

“The Washington Post has announced a special seven-day opportunity to view newspaper articles written between October 22 and October 29, 1962 — the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

You can get to the newspaper sections here. Every day a new edition of the newspaper will be added [currently October 22 through 31 are available — FmH]

The papers are in PDF format. Click on a date and the paper will load. The paper is presented as it originally appeared — ads, comics, and all. The October 22 paper was 45 pages long. A pull-down menu at the top of the page allows you to choose the page you want to view (there are also forward and

back arrows next to the pull-down menu.) A zoom of 100% allowed me to read anything I wanted to read, though you can zoom in closer if you like just in case you didn’t quite get everything in the Peanuts cartoon.” Legal Research Buzz [via Dave Farber’s Interesting People mailing list]