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:

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…

Buried Spitfires of Burma: In April 2012, the Telegraph and the Guardian both report that British Prime Minister David  Cameron negotiated an agreement with Myanmar…

A very rare aircraft. Only 46 of the first-generation Harrier Jump Jet trainers were ever built. None are flying today. This is the only one…

A History of the Mighty Eighth on film – By Paul Woodadge Within the War Film genre there are certain types of story that film-makers…

Piggyback Flight: On New Year’s Eve 1944, German onlookers saw what appeared to be a secret weapon flying over their heads. Seemingly an aircraft of…

With the 20th anniversary of the filming of the seminal 10-part TV miniseries Band of Brothers being this year. The History Hack team decided to…

South Kingstown, Rhode Island-May 9, 2020-1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines focuses on several Americans of the famed 1 st  Marine Division, who took part…

Edward H. “Butch” O’Hare was a young pilot who suddenly became a national hero. It was 1942, and US forces had officially entered World War…

A fascinating take from the guys at Yarnhub on this video on this wartime rescue that emphasized the close bond between 2 brave men in…