Joris Nieuwint

I’m a writer for War History Online.

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Articles by Joris Nieuwint:

Adolf Hitler, a man who swept the Germans up to incredible victories, was also the main reason Germany ultimately lost the war. He refused to…

The headline may come to a surprise to many. Wasn’t Heinrich Himmler the person behind the SS and the Holocaust? Surely he wasn’t in command…

It is widely known and accepted that the landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day were something akin to a disaster, everything that could go wrong…

During the height of WWII, a major funkspeil began which was a counter-espionage plan, introduced by Joseph Stalin. The operation was carried out by the…

In these centennial years of the First World war, let’s look back at some of the more unknown facts about WW1. Were the Generals leading the…

General Tylor’s diplomatic and language skills resulted in his secret mission to Rome to coordinate an 82nd Airborne para drop with Italian forces. General Dwight…

As a doctrine of national security and military strategy, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) involves the full-scale usage of weapons of mass destruction by at least two opposing…

The strategic bombing campaign during WWII cost the lives of roughly 160,000 Allied airmen and 33,700 planes in the European theater alone. We have collected…

Military bases and installations, built to last only a few years or to support a 1000-year Reich have been left abandoned across the globe. Some…

The First Fighter Planes  When the First World War began, the airplane was still a new invention. Its potential as a military vehicle had not…

After just over 70 years, we look back at 11 iconic locations of the Second World War as they were then – and as they are…

Desperate times call for desperate measures, high risk commando and paratrooper mission were conceived and executed. Not all were successful but the skill and bravery…