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Articles by Micheal Chimaobi Kalu:

A Flash in the Sky: Meet the Luftwaffe’s Arado Ar 234 Blitz

The German word Blitz means “lightning,” and it is a name well-deserved by the Ar 234 which continually swept through the Allied airspace with virtual…

American WWII Sniper Rifles: The Springfield Vs the M1 Garand

Fed by a five-round magazine, the 8.7-pound bolt-action repeating rifle was met by the M1 Garand, which came as its official replacement. The M1903 Springfield…

Drone Footage of USS Ranger on its Way to The Scrapyard

The video you will find below was shot using a drone. It shows the very last trip of the US Navy’s supercarrier USS Ranger. This…

At Only 15 he Was The Youngest US Marine KIA in The Vietnam War

Believing he was 19 years old, they gave him the green light. Bullock successfully enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps. The youngest American serviceman KIA…

The Largest Flying Boat Ever Built Flew for Only 26 Seconds

Derisively nicknamed Spruce Goose, the colossal flying boat made just one flight lasting only about half a minute to establish a record that would remain untouched…

A Flash in The Pan? : How DOES a Bullet Work?

Bullets, as small as they are, have been the root cause of some of the biggest changes in history. Guns have been the game changers…

Flamethrowers: Five Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

The fear of fire is an inherent trait in both man and beast. On the pages of the history of war, many tales of devastating fire…

Insane Bravery: The Men Who Were Awarded the Victoria Cross Twice

With about 40 Boers pumping out their ammunition at any foe in sight, going to the man’s aid would be a brush with death. The…

PART 1: The Top 30 Greatest War Books of All Time

Having been tagged as “one of the most enduring anti-war novels of all time,” this science fiction-infused anti-war story effortlessly portrays the ludicrousness of war.…

Riddled By Bullets: The Old Locomotive That Tells a Gloomy Tale of the Korean War

During the war, Han operated his train, conveying supplies for UN troops up as far as Pyongyang. Although he rarely saw fighting, he witnessed the…

Irish Troops & The Medal of Honor

19 men have so far been awarded  the medal twice, and of these, five were born in Ireland. On July 31, 2017, during a concise…

The Wreckage of the USS Bonhomme May Have Been Found

Attempts to locate the ship have drained an estimated 200 million US dollars out of the coffers of various American explorers. USS Bonhomme Richard, a…