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:

Bees can sniff out landmines? That’s the extraordinary finding of a team from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. They’re working to address the violent legacy of war…

Biggin Hill announce exciting plans for bringing iconic Spitfire planes back to life. Their website reports on Spitfire IX MA764, built in 1943 and currently…

Historic Sci-fi Legend to make Gaming Debut, in  John Carter: Warlord of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Classic Character Brought to Life in a Kickstarter campaign…

Patriotism means some men are willing to fight and die for their country. Taken to the extreme, that impulse means that some are willing to…

For the USA, day one of WWII came on the 7th December 1941 at Pearl Harbor, where sixteen Medal of Honor acts of valor took…

The US Navy shipbuilder of choice, Newport News Shipbuilding, is relocating the USS Enterprise from Pier 2 for key quay upgrade works so that it…

A touching memorial to 2 World War I pilots who died in a tragic mid-air collision can be found in the county of Essex, England.…

A super rare German cannon from World War I has been found in Canada. The relic was buried in a baseball field and forgotten about…

A World War II memorabilia collection with a personal connection has grabbed attention at the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ this month. The long-running show travels to…

A young naval recruit’s postcard has reached its destination… nearly 78 years late! 18 year old Bill Caldwell from Liverpool was sent down to HMS…

A classic French truck and movie prop that was used by winemakers and the Resistance during World War II is up for auction. Discovered amongst…

A return to World War II-style meat rationing? That’s the idea suggested by writer and activist Donnachadh McCarthy. Why does he want it? To help…