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Articles by Joshua Baylor:

Beating the Blitzkrieg: Soviets Take Manchuria in Less than 4 Weeks

On August 9, exactly three months after the surrender of Germany, the Soviets declared war on Japan and attacked on all fronts. In one of…

The Worst Naval Loss in U.S. History That Never Was!

As Blue turned and sailed away on its sentry course, oblivious to its own near destruction, the task force increased its speed for its final…

Amazing Innovation or Billion Dollar Blunder? The Norden Bombsight

The U.S. went “all in” on the Norden bombsight before the war, subsequently doubling down on it and its variations during the conflict. In the…

20 Years Ago Serbs Took Out An “Invisible” F-117 Stealth Fighter

In March 1999, a Yugoslavian air defense battery did what, at the time, was thought to be impossible – shoot down a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk…

7 Great Foreign Language War Films You Should See

Like many history buffs, I love it when films bring military history to life. Of course, I prefer they do it in a believable way…

Five Of The Best Movies About Partisans & The Resistance

Without a doubt, films that tell stories of those who resisted Germany’s Nazi regime while under occupation during World War II are a popular topic…

Ralph Parr: The Double-Flying-Ace So Aggressive The Soviets Sued Him

Ralph Parr was a unique man in many ways and is credited with several “firsts” in aerial combat, but his tenth and final aerial kill…

A Damn Good Lickin: When the Aussies Fought off an American Invasion

Other American GIs were assaulted randomly throughout the night as well. The Red Cross Club was again under siege. Official reports vary and the U.S.…

When Tanks Overran the Green Berets: The Battle of Lang Vei

On January 21st and 22nd, NVA forces attacked and overran Khe Sanh Village and began their encirclement and assault on the Khe Sanh base. In…

Mad Max Move Over: The Armored Gun Trucks of Vietnam

Men of the transportation corps started converting 2.5-ton trucks into mobile gun platforms. They added wood and sandbags as well as mounting M60 machine guns…

Flying Dogs: Five of the Worst British Warplanes Ever!

The planes also suffered nine accidents, which by itself is not substantial, but one must consider that only 49 of the planes were ever built.…

“I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning.” The 5 Best Movies About Nam

“A good dose of a badass Sam Elliott never hurts.” Highly politicized as the Vietnam War was, it generated some of the best war films…