Nikola Budanovic

Nikola Budanovic is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE

Articles by Nikola Budanovic:

The SK-105 Kürassier – Austrian Light Tank Capable of Climbing a 75% Slope

After WWII, the Austrian military went through a series of reforms to reconstitute itself as the armed wing of the newly formed Austrian state. It…

The Battle Of Athens – When WWII Veterans Stood Up To The Corrupt Local Government In Tennessee

In 1946, the small town of Athens, Tennessee, became a battleground. A siege was laid on the town jail by a crowd mostly consisting of…

We Ask If Anyone Was Really Neutral During WWII – The Wartime Story Of Switzerland, Portugal And Sweden

The most destructive conflict in modern history certainly did not leave anyone unaffected. However, some countries – Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden, and Spain – were never…

Bevin Boys: One in 10 conscripts in Britain did not go to war but were sent instead to Mine Coal

Not all heroes wear capes – and neither did all conscripted men in Britain wear uniforms. In fact, some of them were clothed in old…

Operation Reservist: When The Allies Were Annihilated By Vichy French Soldiers In WW2

After the fall of France during WWII, a puppet regime was established, with its administrative center in the town of Vichy, declaring itself The Vichy…

These High-Flying Pilots Were Top German Luftwaffe Aces Of WWII

The Ace Fighter cult came to prominence during the First World War, which was the first conflict that utilized the use of aircraft in a…

When The Allies Attacked Oran And Were Annihilated By Vichy French Soldiers

After the fall of France during WWII, a puppet regime was established, with its administrative center in the town of Vichy, declaring itself The Vichy…

The Youngest Soldier In WWI Was A Serbian Boy, Aged 8

Momčilo Gavrić was the youngest soldier in the First World War. He was born in May 1st, in 1906 in a village near the town of Loznica in…

Incredible Armored Trains Of WWI & WWII

Armored trains are a relic of the past by today’s standards but in the late 19th and early 20th century, these big steel-plated locomotives besieged…

Eddie Slovik: the only American Soldier to be Executed for Desertion during WWII and the first to be Executed for Desertion since the Civil War

During WWII, the US Army and its justice department dealt with many offenses carried out by the men in their ranks. From petty theft to…

Michael Wittmann, the Deadly German Panzer Ace Of WWII

Between the myth and reality lies a figure of great importance in the history of armored warfare. Michael Wittmann, the most successful panzer ace of…

Gun-Jumpers: Americans who fought in Canadian Ranks During WWII, before their Country joined the War, risking not only their lives, but their US Citizenship as well

As Great Britain entered WWII on September 3, 1939, its trusty ally, Canada, followed, just one week later. The United States was officially neutral, but…