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Articles by Andrew Knighton:

4 Ways Nazi Germany Weaponized Rockets in WWII

With its distinctive smoke trail and explosive impact, the R4M was a notable weapon that earned the nickname “Hurricane.” In the last year of the…

10 American Self-Propelled Artillery Guns of WWII

With aerial attacks a vital part of the war, designs were sought for a fast-moving anti-aircraft weapon to protect other vehicles. During the Second World…

The SAS in World War II : A Force to be Reckoned With

The Second World War was a powerful driver for military innovation. New units, technologies, and ways of fighting were developed in the white heat of…

How JFK’s Assassination Secured the Future of Britain’s SAS

It boasted unusual operating procedures and soldiers who judged officers by their actions, not their rank and authority. Every great event has unexpected side effects.…

Took Guts & Ruthlessness: A Sabotage Operation of WW2

Around midnight, the four men gathered in the woods outside the power plant. Forman went in first, climbing over the fence and wall unseen. During…

The SAS in Aden: A Messy and Unwinnable War

When the Special Air Service (SAS) were sent into the territory of Aden in 1964, Britain’s fighting elite found themselves caught up in a messy…

5 American Armored Cars of World War II

The British had been deeply impressed by the performance of German eight-wheel armored cars, so now they asked the Americans to produce an Allied version.…

The Flying French: The Nieuport Fighting Scouts of WWI

The Nieuport fighting scout series of planes were among the more successful and influential designs of the First World War. The Nieuport Company Nieuport was…

The German Breakthrough at Sedan, May 1940

On the far bank were two lines of French defenses featuring trenches, barbed wire, concrete pillboxes, anti-tank guns, and machine-guns. The fall of France was…

Spanish Galleons: The Stallions of The Sea

Their presence was vital to protect these heavily laden and incredibly valuable ships from attack by foreign powers and pirates. Emerging in the mid-16th century,…

Major-General Gubbins-The Man who Made Dirty Warfare a Passion.

During the Second World War, Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) reinvented the art of covert warfare. The organization recruited, trained, and equipped both secret agents…

Seven Strange Looking German Armored Cars of WW2

During the Second World War, the Germans made extensive use of military vehicles to master a new form of warfare, in which the combustion engine…