U-boat and freighter found off coast of Cape Hatteras U-boat and freighter found off coast of Cape Hatteras
French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in WWI French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in WWI
Cpl. George Eyster served in 254th Engineering Bn. all through Europe in WW II Cpl. George Eyster and his buddies in the 254th Engineering Battalion. This 70-year old photo was taken just prior to the Battle of the Bulge that began in mid December 1944. George is back row fourth from the left. Photo courtesy George Eyster II
MacArthur’s return more than just a walk through the surf MacArthur’s return more than just a walk through the surf
WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: Ultimate World War II Weapons

WHO-Tube: Ultimate World War II Weapons

This countdown special reveals the weapons, inventions and vehicles that shaped and decided World War II, from the humble Studebaker to the shock and awe of the A-Bomb. With a countdown format and an outstanding cast of experts, we’ll provide an explosive and definitive understanding of the greatest conflict of […]

MEDIA Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

  As in Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) and Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One (1980), any Hollywood gloss has been scoured away: the plot is raw, episodic and wholly unsentimental; a gruelling onward rumble from one brush with death to the next. “We don’t murder, we kill,” says […]

REVIEWS BILLY CONGREVE DIARY – Review by Wayne Osborne

BILLY CONGREVE DIARY – Review by Wayne Osborne

This is yet another diary from the Great War and it is a very good read for either the casual reader or the historian.  Billy Congreve was a regular army lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade when Britain went to war in August 1914.  Billy’s father, Walter Congreve […]

WORLDWIDE Ernie Pyle: The Death of Captain Waskow

Ernie Pyle: The Death of Captain Waskow

At the front lines in Italy, January 10, 1944 – In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Texas. […]

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U-boat and freighter found off coast of Cape Hatteras
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A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. The German sub, the U-576, was found at the bottom of the Atlantic 30 miles […]

French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in WWI
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Cpl. George Eyster served in 254th Engineering Bn. all through Europe in WW II

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MacArthur’s return more than just a walk through the surf
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WHO-Tube: Ultimate World War II Weapons
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WHO-Tube: Ultimate World War II Weapons

This countdown special reveals the weapons, inventions and vehicles that shaped and decided World War II, from the humble Studebaker to the shock and awe of the A-Bomb. With a countdown format and an outstanding cast of experts, we’ll provide an explosive and definitive understanding of the greatest conflict of […]

BILLY CONGREVE DIARY – Review by Wayne Osborne
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BILLY CONGREVE DIARY – Review by Wayne Osborne

This is yet another diary from the Great War and it is a very good read for either the casual reader or the historian.  Billy Congreve was a regular army lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade when Britain went to war in August 1914.  Billy’s father, Walter Congreve […]