D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline
Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea
Photos of The Destroyed Berlin in 1945 (image heavy) Photos of The Destroyed Berlin in 1945 (image heavy)
The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of WW2 The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of WW2
GUEST BLOGGERS Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

The platoon again opened fire as the Germans got to the fence. This time, it was Private First Class Milosevich who let rip with the .50-caliber jeep-mounted machine gun. The armor-piercing bullets, employed by rear gunners on B-17s to bring down fighters, blew holes a foot wide in the German […]

MEDIA BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

Dan Snow has joined forces with the War History Online team to write a guest blog following his military history related activities. Dan commented: “It’s great to be joining War History Online as a blogger – over the past couple of years they have grown into a social media phenomenon! […]

REVIEWS Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

World War II was the sort of war that hadn’t been seen before, or at least not for a very long time. The French defense of the Revolution was said to have introduced the concept of ‘total war’ in the modern world (if you got in front of a Mongol […]

WORLDWIDE Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944, John Duckett went on to serve as a radio operator with the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. Courtesy of John Duckett

“The thing to do” World War II veteran shares story of service as radio operator

During the first half of the 1940s, the draft notice was a document that many a young man anticipated receiving—a call to the colors that could possibly land them in the middle of a combat zone. For some, it was the source of great anxiety—consumed by the risk of losing […]

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In 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Albert Darago, then 19, took on a German tank by himself
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In 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Albert Darago, then 19, took on a German tank by himself

Albert Darago had never fired a bazooka before. He was an “ack-ack” guy, a fuse-cutter on a 90mm antiaircraft gun. But on Dec. 19, 1944, the brass was looking for volunteers to go after some German tanks. And Darago said sure.He was a 19-year-old, color-blind draftee, a native of Baltimore’s […]

D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline
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D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline

Andrew Jackson Higgins was the brain behind the boats that took Allied troops across the English Channel to Normandy for the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France during World War Two. Now a local committee from Higgins’ home town of Columbus, Nebraska is seeking to raise US$250,000 to put a memorial […]

Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea
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Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea

Fischer made a remarkable discovery in the fall of 2013. They found the wreckage of a submarine. Specialists of the Indonesian archeology authority quickly found out that it was a German U-boat  Its hull is destroyed to more than one-third, it said. Inside 17 skeletons were found in addition to […]

Photos of The Destroyed Berlin in 1945 (image heavy)
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Photos of The Destroyed Berlin in 1945 (image heavy)

In April 1945, as Russian and German troops fought — savagely, street by street — for control of the German capital, it became increasingly clear that the Allies would win the war in Europe.                                 […]

The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of WW2
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The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of WW2

  On 22 November, 1941, the New Yorker magazine published two ads for a dice game called “The Deadly Double.” The ads were a little peculiar, but no one thought much of them at the time. The first, placed toward the front of the magazine, depicted two dice under the […]

WHO-Tube: Luftwaffe Finis – The End of the German Air Force 1945, Restored Color
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WHO-Tube: Luftwaffe Finis – The End of the German Air Force 1945, Restored Color

Recently discovered color film of top Luftwaffe leaders and pilots taken as they fell into Allied hands at the end of World War II. You’ll see startlingly realistic color footage of Herman Goering, Albert Kesselring, Adolf Galland, Hans Ulrich Rudel and many more. Captured aircraft are shown as well, including […]

Christmas Truce One Hundred Years Ago was Real; Football Match Tales Maybe Not
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Christmas Truce One Hundred Years Ago was Real; Football Match Tales Maybe Not

While there are countless accounts giving evidence to the Christmas truce in the Great War a century ago, the football match so frequently associated with this celebrated truce maybe just a shot in the dark as there is very little evidence to support its occurrence. As the 100th anniversary of the […]

Real life murder mystery of a British medic, a womanising SS officer & niece of a famous Nazie
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Real life murder mystery of a British medic, a womanising SS officer & niece of a famous Nazie

  Like many grieving parents, Herbert and Edith May Brownscombe treasured every memory of their son Brian. They had made sacrifices to send him to private school and were proud when he grew up to be a doctor. When he was killed in 1944 during the Battle of Arnhem, they, […]

Clearance Diver and Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) technicians Master Seaman (MS) Kenneth Jones and Petty Officer 2nd class (PO2) Shawn Goodine use a chain saw and pick to remove a large downed tree at the site of the Avro Anson aircraft crash on May 6, 2014.
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Avro Anson L7056 Recovery

Back in June, WarbirdsNews published a story (click HERE) concerning the discovery in late 2013 of four missing airmen and their wrecked Avro Anson Mk.I in British Columbia, Canada. Anson L7056 was stationed at 32 (OTU) Patricia Bay and disappeared during a training mission over Vancouver Island on October 30th 1942. The […]

Remains of Kurt Knispel, the highest scoring WWII tank ace, located in a grave the Czech Republic
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Remains of Kurt Knispel, the highest scoring WWII tank ace, located in a grave the Czech Republic

IN  2013 the remains of a German soldier regarded as the world’s greatest ever tank ace were found in a grave the Czech Republic. The remains of Kurt Knispel – who was the tank warfare equivalent of what the Red Baron was to flight – were found by historians at […]