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:

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

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…

‘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.…

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

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…