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Articles by Victor Silva:

Ghost Blimp Mystery of WWII – Crashed in San Francisco & Crew Was Never Found

For the inhabitants of the west coast of the United States, the first months of 1942 were filled with paranoia. The sudden and ruthless attack…

Best Generals in the Napoleonic Wars

Napoleon Bonaparte is considered by many people to be the best military strategist of all time. However, he was not the only one who performed…

Battleship Yamato’s Final Kamikaze Mission

IJN Yamato, a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), was the first battleship of the Yamato class, the largest and most powerful battleship in naval…

Destroying the Battleship Musashi – 19 Torpedo and 17 Bomb Hits from 259 Aircraft

The Japanese battleship Musashi–named in honor of the ancient Japanese province of Musashi, today the Tokyo Metropolis–was the second battleship of the Yamato-class, and was the…

Crusading Against Christians – The Failed 4th Crusade’s Destruction of Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade was an armed military expedition convened by Pope Innocent III, which took place from the year 1202 until 1204 and was intended…

MiG-15 – The Aircraft That Challenged the US Air Force with Video

One of the most feared fighter aircraft of the twentieth century, when it appeared in the skies of Korea, sent a message to the confident…

Hannibal’s Revenge: Elephant General of Carthage

The Origin of an Oath Rome and Carthage were two large and rich states that in the 3rd century BC dominated the Central and Western…

Argentine Air Force Pilots in the Falklands

In May and June 1982, a group of Argentine pilots in 20-year-old A-4B Skyhawk attack aircraft seriously troubled the British forces in the Falkland Islands…

Butcher Cumberland & the Last Highland Charge – Battle of Culloden

The Jacobite uprising emerged with the purpose of returning James II of England and VII of Scotland to the throne. From 1688 the Jacobite’s provoked…

Why Mexico Celebrates Cinco de Mayo – The Battle of Puebla

Batalla de Puebla, also referred to as Cinco de Mayo, occurred in 1862 and represents one of the few victories by the Mexican civic-military union…

Boudica – The Celtic Queen Who Challenged Rome

Arminius, born in the Germanic territories and forced to become a Roman soldier, never forgot his past and decided, when the chance came, to fight…

Hung Out to Dry – The JFK Dilemma on the Failed Bay of Pigs Invasion

How changes at the last hour led to great repercussions The initial plan for the 2506 Brigade, composed of exiled Cuban freedom fighters, to invade…