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Articles by Clare Fitzgerald:

Long-Lost Burial Site of Harald Bluetooth, Legendary Christian King of Vikings, Found in Polish Village

Map of Europe + Drawing of Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson + Stone with red writing

The burial site for the Viking king whose name inspired that of modern Bluetooth wireless technology has likely been uncovered in the Polish village of…

Ex-Concentration Camp Guard Sentenced to Five Years in Prison By German Court

Josef S. hiding his face behind a blue folder

A 101-year-old German man has been found guilty of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at Sachsenhausen concentration camp…

Russian Pilots Are Accidentally Crashing Aircraft Trying to Replicate Ukraine’s Low-Altitude Flying

Tail section of a downed Russian Sukhoi Su-25

The Russo-Ukrainian War has officially entered its fourth month, and casualties continue to mount. This includes the number of aircraft – fixed-wing and helicopter –…

Ukraine to Launch Touring Exhibit of Russian Tanks Destroyed During Ongoing War

Destroyed Russian T-72 tank

The Russo-Ukrainian War has continued to rage for the better part of four months. What the Russian military presumed would be a quick takeover has…

PL-01: The Polish Stealth Tank That’s Never Seen the Battlefield

PL-01 on display

Countries are always looking to equip their militaries with the latest equipment, whether that be new firearms or vehicles. In 2013, Poland wowed everyone with…

MoH Recipient William H. Pitsenbarger Gave His Life Trying to Rescue His Injured Comrades

Military portrait of William H. Pitsenbarger

Servicemen are presented with the Medal of Honor when they showcase incredible acts of valor. The highest and most prestigious award in the US military,…

Clint Eastwood Survived a Plane Crash Into Shark-Infested Waters While Serving in the US Army

Clint Eastwood standing behind a podium + Clint Eastwood dressed in his US Army uniform

Clint Eastwood is arguably one of the most talented and well-known actors in Hollywood. His career spans nearly 70 years and includes a number of…

Russian Forces Are Hitting Eastern Ukraine With an Estimated 60,000 Shells Per Day

Ukrainian soldier holding a rocket fragment

The Russo-Ukraine War is nearing the four-month mark, and the Ukrainian military is beginning to run dangerously low on the ammunition needed to operate its…

Russia’s War on Ukraine is Emphasizing the Need for Military Powers to Adapt to the Changing Face of Conflict

Damaged city buildings and buses + Ukrainian soldiers riding in a tank

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has surpassed the 100-day mark and has seen much of the invaded country left in rubble. Many cities were razed…

Panther KF51: Rheinmetall’s New Main Battle Tank Features a 130 mm Gun

Panther KF51 driving along a dirt road

Arms manufacturer Rheinmetall has revealed its new main battle tank (MBT). The company unveiled the vehicle – the Panther KF51 – at Eurosatory 2022, touting…

M777 Howitzer: The US Military’s Lightweight Replacement for the M198

US soldiers firing an M777 howitzer

The M777 howitzer might not look all that intimidating when placed alongside its much larger counterparts, but this small and lightweight artillery system packs quite…

China Once Tried to Pass Off a ‘Top Gun’ Scene As Footage of Its Own Air Force

Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun' + Chinese flag

The majority of military and war movie fans will likely agree that 1986’s Top Gun has some of the best aerial combat scenes ever captured…