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Articles by Sarah Cooper:

Less Well Known Facts About The Infamous Battle of the Somme

1.  The Battle of the Somme was originally meant to be predominantly a French offensive. The Battle of the Somme was first planned in late…

Gigantic Underground Mines – The Biggest Explosions of WWI

One of the common techniques used in warfare during the First World War was mining. There were various mines planted under trenches, then detonated to…

Amiens, 1918 – The WW1 Battle In France Which Sealed Germany’s Coming Defeat

The Battle of Amiens started nearly 100 years ago in Picardy, France, in 1918. The major combat lasted until August 12th and was a success…

Fearless Escapes Over (And Under) The Berlin Wall

When the Second World War was finally over, Germany was divided up into four occupation zones among the Allied forces. Berlin was also divided up…

The “Forgotten Blitz” In WW2 That Left Hundreds Dead And Thousands Homeless

During World War Two, Britain found itself facing the threat of air raids. German bomber planes would fly above cities and attempt to destroy factories contributing…

Luck And Death – Superstitions In The Military

Superstitions have been around since the early days of humanity, so it is not surprising that military men have often conjured up superstitious beliefs themselves.…

These War Photographers Risked Their Lives To Document The Horrors Of War

Since the invention of photography in the 1800’s, photographers have roamed battlefields and ventured into dangerous situations to capture explosions, devastation, and the many atrocities of…

Less Well Known Facts About The Infamous Battle of the Somme

1.  The Battle of the Somme was originally meant to be predominantly a French offensive. The Battle of the Somme was first planned in late…

The Hardest Day in the Battle of Britain, When All Was Almost Lost

The Hardest Day in the Battle of Britain took place on August 18th, 1940 when the German Luftwaffe decided to try and destroy the UK…

Fearless Escapes Over (And Under) The Berlin Wall

When the Second World War was finally over, Germany was divided up into four occupation zones among the Allied forces. Berlin was also divided up…

Luck & Death – Superstitions In The Military

Superstitions have been around since the early days of humanity, so it is not surprising that military men have often conjured up superstitious beliefs themselves.…

10 Facts About the Battle of Mons, The First Clash Between the British And German Armies In WWI

Taking place on August 23rd, 1914 the Battle of Mons was a clash between the British Army and the advancing German Army in Mons, Belgium.…