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Articles by Conan White:

Did US Marines Serve in Europe During WWII?

A large contingency of Marines served at the U.S. Embassy in London and the nearby U.S. Naval Headquarters, with the main role of supplying men for guard…

Five Over Complicated Weapon Systems in Warfare

Admittedly sometimes you have to push technology in order to achieve something really special. But one cannot help wondering if the military tries far too…

The Evolution of Vietnam War Weaponry

The Vietnam War ran for two decades from 1955 to 1975 and was fought by the ideologically opposed South (anti-Communist) and North (Communist) Vietnamese states.…

Can a Leopard Really Change it Spots?

There is an old saying: Can a leopard change its spots? Over the last 50 years, the German Leopard series of main battle tanks has…

“The Sea Shall Not Have Them!” – RAF Air-Sea Search and Rescue

The seas surrounding the United Kingdom  can be savage and unforgiving, as history has continually proven again and again. So, over time, precautions such as…

Audie Murphy: The Film Career of an American War Hero

Murphy was a Texan of Irish descent but was not what you might call a typical example. He always looked younger than his age and…

Lost Bombs, Crashed Aircraft and Missing Submarines: US Military Nuclear Near Misses.

“Mistakes are made in every other human endeavor. Why should nuclear weapons be exempt?” -Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California in a letter to the Hoover…

Top 10 Deadliest Combos of the Sky: Monsters with Bite

The 20 mm guns had a muzzle velocity of nearly 3,000 feet per second and could hit targets a couple of miles away, destroying tanks,…

The Axis Dakotas of WWII

Near the end of the war, about 20 L2Ds were built with non-critical parts constructed from wood instead of metal due material shortages. 1935 to…

Train Hard and Fight Easy: The Cost of Military Perfection

According to UK Ministry of Defence figures, 143 UK Armed Forces deaths have occurred while on training or exercise between January 1, 2000 and August…

Yes But Did British Spies REALLY use Semen as Invisible Ink?

It was said that the agents even gave the project the motto of “Every man his own stylo.” The art of spying includes trying to…

Loose Lips Do Sink Ships

To engage a US submarine that was running deep at 360 feet, it would take the older depth charge nearly a minute to get down…