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The Story Behind Radar’s Departure From ‘M*A*S*H’

Clare Fitzgerald
Gary Burghoff as Radar O'Reilly in 'M*A*S*H'

M*A*S*H (1972-83) is one of the most beloved shows to ever air on television – and how could you not like it? The characters are…

A US Marine Corps Veteran Once Killed His Stepfather… With An Atomic Wedgie

Ryan McLachlan
Man being handcuffed

On December 21, 2013, a US Marine Corps veteran killed his stepfather in a rather hard-to-believe way. When an argument between the pair turned physical,…

Glen Doherty: The CIA Contractor and Retired US Navy SEAL Who Bravely Faced Militants In Benghazi

Clare Fitzgerald
Glen Doherty fishing with another man

On the evening of September 11, 2012, militants launched an attack on the State Department’s mission facility in Benghazi, Libya. The ensuing firefight, which also…

The Movies That Made Kirk Douglas One of the War Genre’s Best

Ryan McLachlan
Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax in 'Paths of Glory'

Kirk Douglas was a Hollywood legend, with many of his movies about war and military-related topics. He began his career in 1946 after serving with…

Feathers vs. Firearms: When Australia Took On Flightless Birds In the Emu War

Ryan McLachlan
Fallow behind a barbed wire fence + Close-up of an emu

In the annals of history, there are events that stand out not for their grandeur or significance, but for their sheer absurdity. One such event…

Michael Caine Became a Staple of the War Movie Genre With These Releases

Ryan McLachlan
Michael Caine as Lt. Gonville Bromhead in 'Zulu' + Michael Caine as Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur in 'A Bridge Too Far'

Sir Michael Caine is a legend of the silver screen, with many of his appearances being in war- and military-related movies. He began acting in…

US Army Armor Officer and Commander Nicholas Moran Rates Popular Tank Battle Scenes

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'All Quiet on the Western Front' + Still from 'Fury'

It might be surprising to some, but tanks have become pretty commonplace in Hollywood productions. We’re not just talking about war and military films, but…

Ex-Submarine Commander David Marquet Rates Naval Scenes from Popular Movies

Ryan McLachlan
Erwin Leder as Obermaschinist Johann in 'Das Boot' + Sean Connery as Capt. Marko Ramius in 'The Hunt for Red October' + Capt. David Marquet saluting in uniform

Some of the most exciting war films ever made revolve around submarines. In an interview with Insider, retired American Submarine Commander Capt. David Marquet rates…

Tom Hanks Fired An Actor from ‘Band of Brothers’ Because He Had ‘Dead Eyes’

Clare Fitzgerald
Still from 'Band of Brothers' + Tom Hanks wearing a suit + Connor Ratliff speaking into a microphone

Band of Brothers (2001) is one of the best miniseries ever released. Depicting the World War II-era service of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,…

Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Crimson Tide’

Ryan McLachlan
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman as Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter, Executive Officer and Capt. Frank Ramsey, Commanding Officer in 'Crimson Tide'

Crimson Tide (1995) is an American submarine thriller directed by Tony Scott and starring actors Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. The film masterfully combines suspenseful…

Gary Sinise Says Playing Lt. Dan in ‘Forrest Gump’ Changed His Life

Clare Fitzgerald
Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan Taylor in 'Forrest Gump'

Gary Sinise is an actor known for a variety of television and film roles, the most popular of which is 1994’s Forrest Gump. For the…

The Capes Worn By Characters In ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Actually IKEA Rugs

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' + IKEA logo

Bringing the world of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to television, Game of Thrones (2011-19) caused a stir like no other.…