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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…

Wars That Nearly Happened – What Prevented Them From Breaking Out?

Portrait of Otto von Bismarck + Illustration of the Trent Affair, showing the RMS Trent and the USS San Jacinto (1850) at sea

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

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…

How the Biggest Traitors In Military History Betrayed Their Countries

Mildred Gillars holding her chin + Military portrait of Benedict Arnold + Military portrait of Fritz Duquesne

Military traitors are some of the biggest, most despised figures in history, but they’re also some of the most fascinating. It’s mind-boggling to consider how…

The Japanese-American combat unit that earned 4,000 Bronze Stars and 21 Medals of Honor

442nd Infantry Unit in WWII

The United States’ most decorated WWII unit was made up of people considered ‘enemy aliens’ at the time. When America joined WWII after the attack…

Teddy Roosevelt, An Avid Athlete, Was Integral In Pushing For Military Physical Readiness Tests

Physical readiness

Teddy Roosevelt, one of the US’ most beloved presidents, was renowned for his legendary engagement in physical activities and challenges. He exercised, led tropical expeditions,…

Torpedownia: A Torpedo Launch Station Abandoned Off the Polish Coast

Torpedownia Image

An abandoned piece of German construction still stands today off the coast of Poland, near the town of Gdynia. The structure, which sits on the…