Guest Authors

War History Online welcomes many guest authors who share their knowledge of the history on our pages. We work with various museums, historical societies and media outlets around the world. If you are interested in working with us or have a great story, please get in touch.

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 vs Landmines…Bees and Drones Work Together to find landmines

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…

Big Plans at Biggin Hill as Classic Spitfire Plane Restored

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

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…

Samurai of the Skies – Half Blind Japanese Pilot Flies His Damaged Zero For 5 Hours

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…

John Finn, First and Last Surviving Pearl Harbor Medal of Honor Hero

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…

US Navy’s First Nuclear Carrier Enterprise Relocated for Pier Upgrades at Newport News Docks

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…

The Memorial Made from Propellers that Pays Tribute to Two Pilots

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.…

Super Rare German Cannon Found in a Canadian Pitcher’s Mound

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…

Glider Pilot Jacket, Logbook and Medals Get Big Valuation on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

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…

Naval Postcard Dated 1943 Finally Arrives at Family Home in 2021!

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…

For Sale: Vintage Truck that Helped French Winemakers Fight the Germans

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…

Bring Back Wartime-Style Meat Rationing says Activist

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…