At Waterloo Abba won’t surrender as they say: Don’t use our hit to mark 200th anniversary of battle At Waterloo Abba won’t surrender as they say: Don’t use our hit to mark 200th anniversary of battle
Easy Company Paul Rogers: Battle of the Bulge 70 years on Easy Company Paul Rogers: Battle of the Bulge 70 years on
American Revolutionary War Time Capsule Removed from Massachusetts Statehouse Cornerstone American Revolutionary War Time Capsule Removed from Massachusetts Statehouse Cornerstone
WWII vets honored on Pearl Harbor anniversary WWII vets honored on Pearl Harbor anniversary
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 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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At Waterloo Abba won’t surrender as they say: Don’t use our hit to mark 200th anniversary of battle
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At Waterloo Abba won’t surrender as they say: Don’t use our hit to mark 200th anniversary of battle

It was the song that catapulted them to international stardom – and set them on the road to amassing multi-million-pound fortunes. But Abba are now strangely reluctant to repay the debt they owe to the famous battle that helped inspire their 1974 hit Waterloo. The Swedish group were asked to […]

Easy Company Paul Rogers: Battle of the Bulge 70 years on
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Easy Company Paul Rogers: Battle of the Bulge 70 years on

Outside his window, rain threatened to turn to ice. “I thought we might be getting some Bastogne weather,” Paul Rogers said, standing in his Overland Park living room but thinking back to his forest foxholes in Belgium during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which began 70 years […]

American Revolutionary War Time Capsule Removed from Massachusetts Statehouse Cornerstone
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American Revolutionary War Time Capsule Removed from Massachusetts Statehouse Cornerstone

A time capsule dating back to the American Revolutionary War some two hundred years ago was removed Thursday, December 11, from the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. The copper case, which is as big as a cigar box, was reportedly placed in the Massachusetts Statehouse cornerstone way back […]

WWII vets honored on Pearl Harbor anniversary
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WWII vets honored on Pearl Harbor anniversary

This week, Pearl Harbor and World War Two veterans were honoured for the first time in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to commemorate the 73rdanniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. 300 people from the Hattiesburg area attended the ceremony at the city’s Lake Terrace Convention Center. Concern for aging veterans and dropping numbers […]

This is John Nemeth at 26 when he was flying a twin-engine  “Marauder” attack bomber in the 9th Air Force in Europe. Photo provided
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Port Charlotte, Fla. man flew B-26 ‘Marauder’ in WWII

By D-Day, June 6, 1944, former 1st Lt. John Nemeth of Port Charlotte, Fla. had flown 40 combat mission over Nazi-occupied Europe in a Martin B-26 “Marauder” bomber named “Johnny Come Lately.” He would fly 27 more in his bomber dubbed “The Widowmaker”by some because of its propensity to crash […]

New bill allows national World War One memorial for Washington D.C.
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New bill allows national World War One memorial for Washington D.C.

At the 100th anniversary of World War One, Washington D.C. is finally going to have a permanent national memorial to the soldiers who fought and died in the war. It has been a controversial issue, and to date there has been a disputed debate about where and what the memorial […]

World War heroes given second chance at Medal of Honor
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World War heroes given second chance at Medal of Honor

World War heroes, who have never been honored or awarded for their bravery and actions because of their race or ethnicity, are set to finally to receive the US Army Medal of Honor. Many servicemen from World Wars One and Two were not honored like their comrades simply because of […]

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 […]