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Articles by Steve MacGregor:

The notion that General George Patton was assassinated by the American Secret Service, or the Soviet NKVD, or some combination of both, makes an interesting…

General George S. Patton was one of the most controversial and flamboyant American military leaders of World War II. He commanded the U.S. 7th Army in…

Most military commanders will think twice about an attack unless they have an advantage in numbers over the enemy. However, in 1532 a Spanish conquistador…

The Panther has been called the finest German tank of World War II. Some people have even suggested that it was the best overall tank…

Relatively few weapons were used by both Allied and Axis forces in World War Two, and the few that were (the Oerlikon cannon, for example)…

German Field Marshall von Kleist described the Russian T-34 as ‘the best tank of World War Two.’ Panzer leader General Heinz Guderian claimed that the…

The assault rifle is now used by infantry units in armies across the globe. However, prior to World War Two, such weapons were virtually unknown.…

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Sam Peckinpah and the making of The Wild Bunch A little more than 50 years ago, director Sam Peckinpah was looking forward to making a…

The majority of us, if we’re honest about it, live lives that are fairly ordinary. There may be flurries of interest. There may even be…

The most decorated combat pilot of all time was not, as you might expect, a fighter pilot, though he did shoot down nine enemy aircraft.…