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Articles by Andrew Knighton:

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…

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

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.…

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…

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…

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…