Jack Beckett

Jack Beckett

Jack Beckett has been editor of War History Online since 2012. Huge fan of war history and rural history and a motorbike rider.

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Articles by Jack Beckett:

The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment was alerted at 2200 hours on 17 December 1944 following the return of Colonel Reuben Tucker., Regiment’s Commander, from the…

Does this sunken German steamship shipwreck contain the lost treasures of Russia’s Amber Room? An intrepid diving team certainly think so. After locating the wreck…

British warship HMS Queen Elizabeth – also known as “Big Lizzie” – docked at Portsmouth last week, following a close shave with Russian jets. Where…

Are French businessmen planning to “Disneyfy” the D-Day landings? That’s the charge being levelled at a group of creatives wanting to open a multi-million dollar…

Wargaming, the makers of World of Tanks, World of Warships, and World of Warplanes, is pleased to announce the launch of  The Finest Half Hour,…

Make history when you spend the night on USS Cobia, our fully restored World War II submarine. “USS Cobia (SS 245) was launched November 28, 1943, in…

Desmond Doss is a unique figure in the history of World War II. Sent to the Pacific to take part in the war effort there,…

Major Dick Winters endures as an iconic figure of the American experience during the Second World War. Representative of countless officers who exerted confidence and…

PRESS RELEASE – THE WHEATCROFT COLLECTION ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED THE HISTORIC RICHMOND DRY DOCK, WHICH WILL BECOME THE PERMANENT HOME…

Galena’s Marine Hospital is up for sale. This fascinating and unusual structure has a long history and prestigious associations. Located off road within Galena city…

World War II saw its fair share of heroes. Yet while many men were decorated for their bravery, sometimes these incredible stories were also tragic…

S/n 263 was used in various action movies. Its most notable role was starring in the hit television show M.A.S.H. This Bell 47-D1 s/n 263…