Irish WWII D-Day Vet Pat Gillen Honored with France’s Highest Accolade Irish WWII D-Day Vet Pat Gillen Honored with France’s Highest Accolade
Former Auschwitz SS guard aged 93 is fit to stand trial for his crimes, court rules Former Auschwitz SS guard aged 93 is fit to stand trial for his crimes, court rules
“A Nazi Guide to Christmas” Leaflet Found; Instructs Party Members How Christmas Should be Reveled “A Nazi Guide to Christmas” Leaflet Found; Instructs Party Members How Christmas Should be Reveled
WHO-Tube: WW2 – Building a Tank (1942) WHO-Tube: WW2 – Building a Tank (1942)
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 […]

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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! […]

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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 Gary Jensen retired after serving more than two decades in the Army, spending time in Germany, Korea and Iraq. He served in several career fields including that of a drill instructor training new recruits. Courtesy of Shawn C. Johnson

‘The frenetic lifestyle’ Dixon veteran shares story of duty assignments throughout Army career

By Jeremy P. Amick “Frenetic” is an adjective clearly describing the lives of many of those who have chosen the military as a career—and the experiences of Dixon, Mo., resident Gary Jensen certainly proves to be no exception. During his 23 years of service in the U.S. Army, Jensen was […]

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Irish WWII D-Day Vet Pat Gillen Honored with France’s Highest Accolade
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Irish WWII D-Day Vet Pat Gillen Honored with France’s Highest Accolade

Irish native and WWII D-Day vet Pat Gillen was recently honored with France’s highest accolade – the Legion d”Honneur – for his brave feats during the Second World War operations. Pat is one of the few surviving D-Day vets hailing from the Republic of Ireland. D-Day vet Pat Gillen was […]

Former Auschwitz SS guard aged 93 is fit to stand trial for his crimes, court rules
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Former Auschwitz SS guard aged 93 is fit to stand trial for his crimes, court rules

Authorities have confirmed that a former S.S. guard charged in September with participating in the mass murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp during WW2 is fit to stand trial for his crimes. Oskar Groening, 93, will go into the dock in the spring of next year, the […]

“A Nazi Guide to Christmas” Leaflet Found; Instructs Party Members How Christmas Should be Reveled
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“A Nazi Guide to Christmas” Leaflet Found; Instructs Party Members How Christmas Should be Reveled

Unearthed from an archive in the German city of Dresden is a leaflet with the printed title stating A Nazi Guide to Christmas. The said pamphlet lists a number of instructions on how a Nazi party member should precisely decorate and celebrate Christmas. What’s more, in this said leaflet, the Virgin Mary is turned German […]

WHO-Tube: WW2 – Building a Tank (1942)
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WHO-Tube: WW2 – Building a Tank (1942)

Building a Tank: Shows the production of the medium Tank M3 “Grant” in the Chrysler Tank Arsenal, Detroit

A WEEK IN GALLIPOLI – Part 7 by Mark Barnes
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Truce in the trenches was real, but football tales are a shot in the dark
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Battle of Bastogne – Easy Company – 2nd Battalion Command Post in the Bois Jacques Forrest overlooking Foy
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December 17, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of first battle of Summa in Winter War by Bair Irincheev
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Freedivers hold their breath to plunge 70ft below the waves to explore a C-47
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Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT
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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 […]