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:

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…

This is the extraordinary story of one man who fought for 2 armies and cheated death in the most unexpected way. Joseph Beyrle, a young…

OMAKA AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE WELCOMES RARE WARBIRDS The John Smith Collection, the aviation equivalent of Aladdin’s Cave. We are excited and honoured to announce that…

Fly through the skies in B-29 Doc, a rare World War II bomber! Experience a piece of history 8,000 feet up, as you find yourself…

Thomas Edward Lawrence, aka “Lawrence of Arabia”, is one of the world’s best known military figures. Immortalized in David Lean’s 1962 movie starring Peter O’…

When Joseph Stalin received a letter from Mariya Oktyabrskaya in 1943, he may have thought it a message of support. Opening the envelope, he must…

With most visitors unable to travel to Normandy for the 76th Anniversary of DDay due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, a filmmaker and battlefield tour guide…