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The Tank That Could Be Launched From A Submarine While Underwater

SR III Ha-Go Amphibious Tank

Japan was famous for its impressive naval capabilities during WWII, which it needed in order to fight on the many islands dotted all over the…

Battle of Medina Ridge: One of the Largest Tank Battles in US History

Battle of Medina Ridge

The day after the Battle of 73 Easting, which has become known as the “the last great tank battle of the 20th century,” the US…

UPDATE: RAF Bombardier’s Family are Reunited with his Bracelet

RAF Bracelet

The personal bracelet an RAF bombardier killed during the Second World War has finally been returned to his family after almost 80 years. The bracelet,…

The World War I Soldier Who Was Shot In The Head And Didn’t Sleep For 40 Years

Hungarian Soldiers

A year into the First World War, Paul Kern, a Hungarian soldier, was shot in the head by a Russian bullet. But instead of dying,…

Here’s What Happened To America’s 12 Concrete Ships

During WWI German U-boats were wreaking havoc against Allied ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Replacing these ships was becoming harder as steel supplies dwindled, so…

5 Wars That ALMOST Happened

Wars that nearly happened are some of history’s most fascinating moments. To ponder what could have been is both terrifying and intriguing. Often, these moments…

Can You Recognize These Bad Guys From History When They Were Young?

Kim Jong-Il as a baby + Fidel Castro with his classmates + Adolf Hitler as a baby

If history has shown us anything, it’s that the world has had its share of terrible leaders. While they started out as innocent children, they…

The Battle of 73 Easting: The Last Great Tank Battle Of The 20th Century

Battle of 73 Easting Tanks Roar Onward

In 1991 the Gulf War set the stage for a large-scale tank battle that pit the US’ M1A1 Abrams main battle tank (MBT) and supporting…

How A Jazz-Playing Comedian In The Marines Gave Us The Name “Bazooka”

Bazooka Training

The word bazooka is synonymous with shoulder-fired anti-tank weaponry today, but this strange term actually dates all the way back to WWI, when it was…

WWII Spy And War Hero Martin Gelb Dies At 101

Martin Gelb, a WWII spy and one of the Nazi’s most wanted men, has passed away aged 101. Gelb fought the Nazis from the inside,…

The Plutonium Files: The US Government Injected Unsuspecting Citizens With Plutonium

In the mid-1940s the US was leading the world in atomic weapons development and the understanding of radioactive materials. Just ten years after plutonium had…

The Mistake That Led To The Confederate Loss At The Battle Of Antietam During The Civil War

Robert E Lee Statue

It was early September in 1862, and General Robert E. Lee was drafting plans for his Confederate invasion of Maryland. Lee drew up a detailed…