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Articles by Jesse Beckett:

Czech Aircrew Remains Found At WW2 RAF Crash Site

Three Wellington Mark ICsf No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF based at East Wretham, Norfolk, flying in stepped starboard echelon formation.

The remains of a Czech aircrew have been found within the wreckage of a Vickers Wellington bomber that crashed in the Netherlands during WWII. The…

Iraq Hero Alwyn Cashe To Be Honored At US Military Base

Sgt Alwyn Cashe

The U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division will rename its ceremony area after Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, an Iraq War hero who sacrificed his own…

Soldier MIA During The Korean War Returned Home

Ralph Boughman

The remains of Cpl. Ralph Boughman have been missing since 1950, when he was killed during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.…

Charlottesville City Council Votes To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is seen in Market Street Park on April 1, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Action is being taken in Charlottesville, Virginia, to remove statues of former Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from the…

German Military Will Leave No Beer Behind When They Leave Afghanistan

Germany is following suit with the U.S. and NATO wind-down of large-scale military activity in Afghanistan, with just 1,100 troops left in the nation. This…

Weird Ways To End A Siege — Some Strange Strategies

The storming of the fortress of Stampace in Pisa, 1568-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio

The constant battle between defenses and breaking those defenses has raged throughout the history of humanity. Today, the war is mostly over, with offensive weapons…

Replica B-17 Flying Fortress Spotted On ‘Masters Of The Air’ Set

Director Steven Spielberg (L) and actor Tom Hanks attend the The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City

A quiet airfield in Oxfordshire has been returned back to the 1940s for the upcoming miniseries Masters of the Air. Abingdon airfield was used during…

A Solomon Islands Man Is Killed By Unexploded 1940s Ordnance — Who Is To Blame?

One man has been killed and another three people injured on the Solomon Islands when a WWII bomb suddenly exploded. The bomb exploded in May…

The Mulberry Harbor Paved The Way For Victory On D-Day

A view of the remains of Mulberry harbour off Arromanches-les-Bains.

To pull off the greatest seaborne invasion in history that took place on June 6th, 1944, the Allies had to pioneer a whole range of…

UK Halts Training With ‘Unsafe’ Ajax Tank

Prototype of the Ajax Tank

The British military has put trials of a new vehicle on hold after reports emerged that state the vehicle is unsafe to drive at speeds…

How Cockroaches Are Helping The Army Build Better Legs

US Army's LLAMA legged robot

U.S. Army scientists are looking to the animal kingdom to help future legged robots catch up to the efficiency of tracked and wheeled transport. It…

SAS Hero Remembers The Regiment’s Darkest Day

Official handover of Falklands duties from HMS Hermes (looking very rusty after months on active duty in the South Atlantic).

The worst day in the SAS’s history was May 19, 1982, when a helicopter crash killed 20 of its elite members during the Falklands War.…