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:

New ‘Call of Duty’ Game Goes Back to WW2… But When?

The new ‘Call of Duty’ will be set during World War II, according to a recent leak. Not a great surprise – much of the…

Vintage Documentary ‘F.T.A’ starring Jane Fonda & Donald Sutherland Gets 4K Release

Why were they doing it? The long-running and brutal conflict in Vietnam was weighing heavily on the nation’s conscience. F.T.A, a radical anti-war film starring…

Movie ‘Devotion’ about Korean Conflict Heroes Jesse L Brown & Thomas J Hudner Jr Starts Shooting

‘Devotion’ is an upcoming movie about Jesse L Brown, the first African-American aviator of the US Navy. Shooting began this month, with rising talent J.D.…

Iwo Jima Veteran Elwood “Woody” Hughes Passes at 95

Elwood “Woody” Hughes, war veteran and witness to events on Iwo Jima, passed away February 2nd aged 95. As a Marine he was present on…

Roman Soldier’s Payslip Found…Reveals the Infantryman was Left BROKE

Roman soldier Gaius Messius fought in a major battle. What did he earn for his trouble…? Nothing, according to an ancient payslip! Most people complain…

Captain Tom, The Man Who Raised Millions and Lifted Spirits, Passes at 100

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 – Brutal WW1 Face Off that saw US Marines Come Into Their Own

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…

Attack of the Dead Men! This WW1 Battle was like Something out of a Horror Movie

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 said to contain Peter The Great’s Amber Room Reveals New Treasures

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…

Thieves Strike Russia’s Nuke-Proof ‘Doomsday Plane’ Flying Command Center

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: Legendary Pilot with “The Right Stuff” and Breaker of the Sound Barrier Dies Aged 97

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…

The Air Force Hero Who Spared His Enemy’s Life

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…