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Articles by David Baker:

WWII Pilots Body “Discovered” in New Guinea was Actually a Tree

The Kokoda Track is a 37 mile (60 km) path along a mountain pass in New Guinea that is popular site for advanced level hikers,…

Serious Firepower! Apache M230 on Ground Vehicles: Better Than the Bushmaster?

The M230, when mounted on Apache gunships, has proven its worth in many theatres of war. This gun has provided unparalleled fire support to ground…

War Movie Mistakes: It Makes Us Cringe When Hollywood Gets History Wrong

In a sense, all movies get history wrong, because the very act of fictionalizing an event guarantees it will differ from what really happened. A…

Quit Blaming Chamberlain – A Host of Reasons Britain Wasn’t Prepared for WWII

It’s hard to imagine that Great Britain was woefully ill-prepared for World War II, considering the lessons it learned from the Great War, 1914 –…

Hitler’s Werewolf Bunker: The Myths of the Destroyed Bunker Persist Long After WWII

There are many stories, theories and ideas about who Adolf Hitler was and how he lived outside of the era of World War II. To…

How War Built An Empire: Conflicts Ensured Rome’s Future Growth

It’s a terrible reality that war can be useful for a country. It spurs economic growth and helps a nation expand its territory. The military…

It’s Been Emotional: Potential Replacement for Time-served TNT on the Cards

For more than a century, TNT has been the explosive of choice for the world’s military powers. Since its explosive capabilities were discovered in 1891,…

The Mysterious Darwin Tunnels Two Are Even Abandoned in the Rainforest

Many people have heard the rumors about the tunnels under Darwin, Australia. Two are open to the public, but there may be as many as…

Crazy British Major Defeats Tank Division with an Umbrella

There are legends surrounding every war, many of which are inventions of soldiers either terrified or bored depending on their circumstances. These inventions will often…

Abandoned Military Bases Left to Rot are Reminders of War

Wars are not intended to last forever, thank goodness, even though those fighting them and civilians enduring them probably feel that they might. And the…

Crazy! Video – Pilot Lands Damaged A-6 on Carrier with Navigator Partially Ejected

It’s hard to imagine the guts, skill, and talent it takes to smoothly take off or land an aircraft. But it takes a particular kind…

Are Soviet Subs the Best in the World? Let’s Look at the Facts

All countries think that their military equipment is the best in the world, but these three Soviet submarines can undoubtedly lay claim to being the…