Author: Andrew Knighton

Articles by Andrew Knighton:

An Outstanding Fighter of World War Two The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was an American fighter plane of the Second World War. More Thunderbolts were produced…

In 1939, a team of British covert agents traveled to Poland. Sent to help resist the German invasion, they arrived too late to make a…

On the 16th of December 1944, Germany launched a counter-offensive against Allied forces advancing across Western Europe. Known to history as the Battle of the…

The Second World War solidified the position of tanks as a vital tool in the modern military arsenal. And so, over the course the Cold…

Kill Rate The Sopwith Camel, Great Britain’s most famous fighter of World War I, was also the most effective fighter deployed by any nation in…

On the night of the 14th of January 1942, three Axis ships were stolen from a harbor off the coast of West Africa, right under…

The Second World War consolidated the position of tanks as among the most important fighting machines in the world. In the decades that followed, the…

Sabotage played a critical part in Allied operations in the Second World War. Such operations could significantly damage the enemy’s ability to get weapons, vehicles,…

On September 10, 1547, the national armies of England and Scotland fought in a pitched battle at Pinkie Cleugh. Though no one knew it at the…

Until their unification in the 17th century, England and Scotland had a long history of war against each other. The greatest battle of these conflicts…

On the 17th of September 1944, General Montgomery launched one of Britain’s most famously flawed missions of World War Two: Market Garden. In an attempt…

By the time the D-Day invasion was launched in June 1944, the south of England had spent months filled with soldiers preparing for war. The…