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:

Captain Sir Tom Moore, soldier, fundraiser and household name, has died aged 100. Known worldwide as “Captain Tom”, he’d recently been admitted to Bedford Hospital.…

The Battle of Belleau Wood in France became a defining battle of World War I. For the Americans, it’s particularly significant. How come? Well before…

Zombie-like soldiers of the Russian infantry took on the Germans in a horrific fight to the finish in the Attack of the Dead Men. Sounds…

German shipwreck the Karlsruhe is finally being explored at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. But does it hold the remains of the legendary Amber…

A top secret Russian aircraft dubbed the “Doomsday plane” has been plundered. The story could have come straight from the pages of spy fiction. The…

Chuck Yeager, the man who broke the sound barrier, has died at 97. This staggering achievement became part of popular culture through novel ‘The Right…

Brigadier General William D. Dunham was a highly decorated US Air Force hero. His achievements during World War II and beyond are well-documented. However his…

New weapons are being developed all the time. Humans have come up with plenty of ways to kill each other but some never made it…

US Navy veteran Bill Day thought home ownership was a far off dream… till he got a special video call from actor Gary Sinise. Sinise,…

Parachutes and radar are long-established elements of war. But they both came into their own with Operation Biting. This British raid from the skies took…

A bombing mission is dangerous… but a night time bombing mission is extra dangerous! And that’s the situation the crew of Lancaster Bomber “A for…

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…