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Articles by Colin Fraser:

The story of the World War II German battleship Bismarck is legendary. The massive warship was destroyed by British ships and planes and then scuttled…

A little after 1:20 AM on March 28, 1942, searchlights on both sides of the Loire Estuary flooded the waterway to reveal a convoy. Twelve…

Stuck into a muddy river bank, somewhere in Serbia, lies an old, derelict gravel barge. Rusted, useless, and over 100 years old it has limited…

Theodore Herman Bachenheimer earned many titles in his life. They weren’t always the titles of rank or hierarchical authority, but rather the ones given to him…

Every year on the last Saturday of May, there is a celebration at the Wormsloe Plantation of Savannah, Georgia. In this Southern city known for…

More so than any other modern war and certainly more than any war fought before it, The First World War was the age of the “war…

The events of May and early June 1940 were equal parts disaster and Miracle. For France, it was a complete disaster – a total military defeat by…

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…

In the borough of Spandau on Berlin’s west side, there sits a shopping complex on Wilhelmstraße that was once a shopping and leisure fixture for…

Into the White was a 2012 Norwegian film loosely based on real events from World War II’s Norwegian Campaign, when the Allies tried to keep the…

John Glenn, was born July 18th, 1921 and died on 8th December 2016. Before his 25-year career in the Senate (1974-1999), however, he earned his…

Henry Johnson was a World War I soldier who singlehandedly beat back a German assault while critically wounded. He was a great American hero and…