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Articles by Colin Fraser:

The 1st Allied Soldier Killed By Enemy Fire on D-Day – Lieutenant Den Brotheridge At Pegasus Bridge

During World War II, Lieutenant Herbert Denham “Den” Brotheridge was a platoon commander of 25 Platoon, D Company, 2nd Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire…

The Day the U.S. Nearly Nuked North Korea Over a Captured Spy Ship

In Pyongyang, the North Korean Government keeps a trophy from 1968. Moored on the Botong River, alongside the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum sits the USS…

100s Killed In Tragic ‘Friendly Fire’ Incidents During The Airborne Assault on Sicily in 1943

Operation Overlord and the D-day landings on June 6th, 1944 were supported by a massive assault of airborne infantry, both paratroopers and men in large…

The Philadelphia Experiment: The US Navy’s Secret Invisibility Research Program

What kind of technologies do the governments and militaries of the world possess? What highly classified project have the public been blissfully unaware of? Anti-gravity?…

Operation Michael: Germany’s Last Chance to Win WWI Before the Americans Arrived

By late 1917, the German Empire’s High Command knew they had to turn the war around quickly. Progress against the Allies was slow and they…

The Evacuation of Gallipoli, The Brilliant End To A Disastrous Campaign

To Europeans,  Canadians, and Americans, stories of World War I often focus on the great battles of the Western Front like the Somme, Ypres, Verdun,…

Lightning Strike: Killing Admiral Yamamoto and Avenging Pearl Habor

Not only did the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7th, 1941 deal a devastating blow to the United States’ Navy and draw the nation into…

The Nazi Invasion of the Balkans & Yugoslavia – A Costly Victory

In early 1941, Adolf Hitler could look at a map of Eastern Europe and think that his plans were progressing nicely. The invasion of the…

Here are some of the best U-Boat aces of WWII

The following is a list of the top ten U-Boat commanders in WW II. It is based upon the number of ships they sank and…

Blitzkrieg, Bombs, and Blunders: “Smiling Albert” Kesselring in World War II

Albert Kesselring, also called “Uncle Albert” by his troops and “Smiling Albert” by Allied forces, was a German Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and life-long military man.…

The Fighting Filipinos: Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I shall conquer the world – MacArthur

Did the Japanese really conquer the Philippines? Well, they certainly beat the American and Philippine professional forces and toppled the government. But by the time…

The Warsaw Uprising: The Heroic Final Stand of the Polish Home Army and the Destruction of Warsaw

Throughout World War II, the people of Poland were stuck between Nazi Germany and their old enemy the Russians. Occupied by Nazi Germany since 1939,…