Sigal Museum of Easton, Pennsylvania holds roundtable of Battle of the Bulge veterans Sigal Museum of Easton, Pennsylvania holds roundtable of Battle of the Bulge veterans
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The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers
The biggest WWII-era breakout in the U.S. occurred in Phoenix, just two days before Christmas. The biggest WWII-era breakout in the U.S. occurred in Phoenix, just two days before Christmas.
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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Sigal Museum of Easton, Pennsylvania holds roundtable of Battle of the Bulge veterans
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Sigal Museum of Easton, Pennsylvania holds roundtable of Battle of the Bulge veterans

The Sigal Museum in Easton, Pennsylvania is holding a roundtable of three Battle of the Bulge veterans, so that visitors can hear first-hand what the Battle of the Bulge was like. Each of the survivors is from the Lehigh Valley, they are Morris Metz, Harold Kist and Donald Burdick. The […]

Tank Camouflage and Concealment Rules
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Tank Camouflage and Concealment Rules

The rules for how to camouflage your tank are a pretty frequently visited topic, but this article by Engineer-Colonel D. Sheglov and Engineer P. Yakovlev definitely mentions a few things we have not yet seen, and puts a new twist on some old tricks. “In battle with tanks or any […]

The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers
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The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers

On the gently sloping hills of the souhternmost point of the Netherlands, lies the beautfully landscaped ‘Netherlands American Cemetery’. It is the only American cemetery in the country and often named ‘Margraten’, after the nearby village. Here rest 8,301 American servicemen and -women who were killed in action during World […]

The biggest WWII-era breakout in the U.S. occurred in Phoenix, just two days before Christmas.
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The biggest WWII-era breakout in the U.S. occurred in Phoenix, just two days before Christmas.

Seventy years ago, late on a Saturday night and only two days before Christmas, all was quiet in Phoenix. Beneath it a daring escape was underway. Twenty-five German prisoners of war had begun their breakout from Camp Papago Park, one of many wartime installations that dotted the United States. Most […]

From dashing spy to Vogue illustrator: The double life of Mr. Stonehouse
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From dashing spy to Vogue illustrator: The double life of Mr. Stonehouse

Occupied France, July 1941. Michel Chapuis, a charismatic, French art student on assignment for Vogue magazine, was traveling on a busy train alongside peasants and German soldiers.Suddenly, an old women leaned over. “Before the War, my brother had beautiful English shoes like yours,” she said. The young man froze. “C’est […]

World War Two Halifax bomber finally located in Norwegian fjord
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World War Two Halifax bomber finally located in Norwegian fjord

A Halifax bomber used during World War Two has finally been located in a Norwegian fjord. The armed forces knew it had been downed in the area, but its wreckage had never been found until now. Two air force servicemen remained in the bomber when it crashed, Flight Sergeant Alfred […]

WHO-Tube: Jutland – Clash Of The Dreadnoughts (1of2) (WWI Documentary)
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WHO-Tube: Jutland – Clash Of The Dreadnoughts (1of2) (WWI Documentary)

The Battle Of Jutland was the biggest naval battle in history. It was also only the third major fleet action between steel battleships following the battles of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. The only major fleet engagement of World War I, the Battle of Jutland has […]

Remains of German WWII Junkers Ju 88 bomber recovered from Thames Estuary
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Remains of German WWII Junkers Ju 88 bomber recovered from Thames Estuary

The remains of a World War Two Junkers Ju 88 German aircraft have been recovered from the outer Thames Estuary, 10 miles south east of Clacton. Unearthed by a dredger in August 2011 as part of ongoing work on a shipping channel for the new Thames Gateway, sonar investigations undertaken […]

World War One memorial wrecked and forgotten is to be recreated
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World War One memorial wrecked and forgotten is to be recreated

A suburb of Manchester in Salford had 100 years ago commemorated those who left the area to fight in World War One and never returned. Today, the memorial has been left to ruin and was in fact lost until it was investigated by the local council who now hope to […]

Russia to Dole Out Pensions to WWII Veterans in Baltic States
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Russia to Dole Out Pensions to WWII Veterans in Baltic States

The Russian government has approved the payment procedure for its financial support of World War II veterans residing in the ex-Soviet Baltic states, according to a document published Thursday on its official information website. The lifelong monthly payments, set to begin in January 2015, have gotten the go-ahead following President Vladimir Putin’s decree in May on the “improvement of material conditions” for war veterans in Latvia, […]