Author: Andrew Knighton

Articles by Andrew Knighton:

The fall of France to German invasion in 1940 put the British in an uncomfortable position. It led to one of Great Britain’s most controversial…

During the Second World War, America had to move quickly to arm itself. Tanks had become a vital part of combat, as shown by Germany’s…

Viewed by many as one of the all-time greatest fighter planes, the P-51 Mustang served the US military well in World War II and beyond.…

When World War II broke out, the British government was led by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Within a year, Chamberlain would be replaced, becoming little…

D-Day was the most spectacular amphibious landing in history, and the campaign that followed was mostly remembered for direct fighting between Allied and Axis forces.…

On the 10th of May 1940, the German Army began its invasion of Western Europe. To ensure a route through to France, the Germans invaded…

  Today, Paris is a peaceful city, a rich cultural hub, and home to one of the most powerful governments in Europe. But over the…

Over the past hundred years, the French army has fielded a range of armored vehicles for carrying troops into combat. Some have been armored personnel…

M75 During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carry them to and around battlefields. In…

The Battle of the Bulge was Hitler’s last great attempt to win the Second World War. In December 1944, as the Allies pressed in from…

Self-propelled guns played an important part in the Second World War, making heavy firepower mobile more cheaply than tanks did. Here are some of the…

In 1944, the Allies began making significant advances against the Nazi German regime and its Axis supporters in Europe. From the fall of Rome in…