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Articles by Jay Hemmings:

In countless books about unsolved mysteries, the so-called Bermuda Triangle, or the Devil’s Triangle as it is sometimes known, usually features prominently. The concept of…

The Ministry offered £1000 pounds – a decent sum in the 1930s – to anyone who could invent a beam that could terminate a sheep…

In addition to their sabers, they also carried a more modern armament: hand grenades. Also, the regiment had a squadron with machine guns. From the…

Once more, he was able to take out three of them with his rifle, but a grenade exploded in front of him which sent shrapnel…

He was transferred to a POW work camp that had been erected in a baseball stadium. The conditions in the camp were harsh and the…

The Second World War was the largest and deadliest conflict in all of human history. As such, a lot of weapons were produced and used…

One of the cornerstones of German Nazi mythos was the idea of the Übermensch – a superior human being who was a model of physical…

The WWI Burberry had evolved for war use, featuring D-rings on the belt to attach equipment, a pistol flap in the breast, epaulets to display…

Winter in Norway is a harsh affair. For people caught outdoors in the wilderness without shelter, the unforgiving climate can be fatal. During the Second…

The world of military aviation is full of strange stories, freak accidents, amazing near-misses, and unlikely happenings. But few tales are stranger than the story…

He inadvertently flew his Chinook over a hidden Taliban machine gun nest, and suddenly the chopper was peppered with machine gun fire. Whether in a…

He soon saw action, and was wounded twice in the space of a few months – first in the foot, in August, and then a…