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Articles by Nikola Budanovic:

Aircraft Carriers: Images of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific

USS Altamaha

The monster aircraft carriers. Since the beginnings of maritime combat, it was the battleship that commanded naval warfare. Whether they were the galleys of the…

The Battle of Stalingrad in 30 Photos

The battle commenced in August 1942 and finally ended in February 1943 when the last of the German forces surrendered. Hailed as the single largest…

Amazing Photographs of WWII-era Submarine Pens

For the construction of the pens in Hamburg (designated as the Elbe I and Elbe II) some 1,700 prisoners were used as forced labor. While…

‘The Most Intact U-Boat Wreck I’ve Ever Seen’ U-Boat Hunter Dr Innes McCartney

The submarine sank some 16 nautical miles  18 mi) northeast of Malin Head, in Ireland, where it lay for the next five decades. Unlike the…

Little-Known Photos of Canadians During D-Day

Operation Overlord, with its landing phase that was code-named Neptune, became known as one of the crucial events of the Second World War, for it…

Heroic as Hell – The Dustoff Pilots of The Vietnam War

During those very risky moments, the medic and crew chief would jump into the fire and load casualties into the helicopter with the assistance of…

Germany 1944-5 – a Nation Sliding From Triumph into Ruin

At the height of his power, Adolf Hitler declared that the German people were on the threshold of a Thousand-Year Reich. This announcement was welcomed…

XB-19: The Bomber That Never Got to Fight But Did Have Its Own Kitchen

During WWII, hundreds of aircraft of all types were designed and produced by the main belligerents of the conflict. Some went on to become legendary.…

Flak 88 in 25 Images

One of the most fearsome and reliable weapons of the Second World War came in the form of a German anti-aircraft gun whose very name…

The Totally Amazing V-2 Rocket in Pictures

As early as 1932, inquiry into the use of rockets in warfare was conducted in Germany. The military was thinking outside the box, figuring out…

The B-32 Dominator: The Heavy Bomber in Service for Less Than a Year

b32 dominator

Many history buffs will be familiar with the B-29 Superfortress, which is perhaps best known as the aircraft which carried the atomic bomb during the…

The Strange Looking Fw-189 The Flying Eye of the Luftwaffe in Pictures

In the years leading up to WWII, the Focke-Wulf Company was at the very forefront of German aircraft design. It produced cutting-edge technology which would…