Category: HISTORY

In 1939 a tiny remote Cornish seaside village was the centre of Britain’s vital wartime communication network and its role is now part of a…

It has become an accepted historical fact that the South could not have won the American Civil War. The North’s advantages in finance, population, railroads,…

During her formative years in Centralia, Missouri, Marcella “Marcy” Ng humorously explained that she was raised as a “drag baby”—she was dragged into church on…

Jenkins Ear

Despite the so-called Peace of Utrecht at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, Britain and Spain frequently found themselves in conflict between…

George Bush WWII WW2

He then parachuted out of the burning plane, hitting the tail with his forehead and tearing parts of his parachute. Among all the positions and…

Celebrities and war only seem to come together in the movies these days. However, after the outbreak of WWII, things were different. Both average people…

“We all wanted the boat to be successful and to sink as much as possible, regardless of our losses,” The myth of U-96 lives on…

By 1963, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was writing screenplays for one of NBC’s most successful shows – The Lieutenant – which told the story of a…

The overwhelming danger to British seamen was not enemy action (this accounts for only 6.3% of those who perished at sea), but rather disease and…

Whether considered graffiti, artwork, or simply bored doodlings of young men forced to be soldiers in a land far from home, a soldier’s helmet was…

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, when written, drew parallels to the Second World War. Tolkien, a Great War veteran weary of…

Given that melee weapons still played an important role on battlefields into the 19th century, the sword remained one of the primary weapons of the…