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Articles by Jesse:

The CIA is everyone’s favorite shady government organization. With secrecy being one of the agency’s primary objectives, it’s not surprising that us everyday folks know…

Lyndhurst Antiques Centre

Lyndhurst Antiques Centre, an antique shop in Hampshire, England, has issued an apology for the sale of Axis memorabilia, following complaints made by visitors. Father…

When we think of the D-Day landings, the last thing most of us envision are bicycle troops taking the lead and scouting ahead, yet these…

ship ropes

Over the centuries, sailors at sea have created a language all of their own. They created words and phrases for particular objects, people, actions, and…

English aeronautical engineer and inventor Barnes Wallis (left) designer of the 'bouncing bomb', with British actor Michael Redgrave who plays Wallis in the film 'The Dam Busters'.

When it comes to weird, creative, and sometimes downright ridiculous weapons during WWII, the British were in a league of their own. Leading the charge…

Files from the Czechoslovakian secret police the StB (Štátna bezpečnosť) reveal how the country helped hide and protect Afghan ambassador Babrak Karmal before putting him…

Col. Ralph Puckett receiving the medal of honor, and a photo of him circa 1950.

Retired Army Ranger legend Col. Ralph Puckett has been presented the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award, by U.S. President Joe Biden. After waiting…

Donald Helfer

We often see stories of valor, bravery, and medal ceremonies for members of the armed forces, on television and on the news, past or present.…

Color photos from the National Archives show a PBM Mariner receiving a Navy and Pan-Am paintjob, and workers servicing a Vultee BT-13A

Photography in WWII is often thought of as a black and white art, which is an easy association to make as the huge majority of…

Area near where the evacuation took place

British metal detector hobbyist Mark Williams, 51, discovered a live WWII German incendiary bomb with his metal detector in Southampton, England, and later put the…

Edgar Harrell, a 96-year-old veteran marine and last living Marine of the USS Indianapolis has passed away at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville,…

USS Constitution is tugged through the Boston harbor.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us all from living our normal lives, including Old Ironsides. This 220-year-old ship hasn’t left her berthing since October 2019,…