Category: HISTORY

John F. Kennedy’s First Casket Was Buried At Sea

John F. Kennedy smiling + Honor Guards watching over John F. Kennedy's flag-draped coffin

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, is one of the most discussed events in the history of American…

The 5 Most Unusual Military Units in History

A Gurkha soldier brandishes a Kukri Knife

On the battlefield, any sort of edge can determine who wins and loses. Over time, countries and their militaries have attempted to throw off opponents…

This Greek Priest Saved 27,000 Greek Jews from Deportation

Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou

Damaskinos Papandreou was the Archbishop of Athens from 1941 to 1949. This position made him the highest-ranking priest in Greece, which was under German occupation…

The Sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff Is The Single Largest Maritime Disaster In History

MV Wilhelm Gustloff

In January 1945 a German transport ship carrying thousands of civilian refugees from northern Europe was sunk in the Baltic Sea. She was torpedoed by…

We Have the US Army to Thank for the McDonald’s Drive-Through

Exterior of a McDonald's restaurant + US Army soldiers in fatigues

It’s hard to imagine a time when we couldn’t drive up to our favorite fast food restaurant and order from the comfort of our cars.…

The First Successful Drone Strike Occurred in 1944

First US Drone

One of the longest-running missions that have continued throughout warfare is finding ways to reduce human involvement in conflicts. Today, drones have enabled this goal…

Here’s How Fish & Chips Helped British Morale During WWII

Fish and Chips and British Soldiers

You may take our tea, sugar, biscuits, and jam, but not our fish and chips! To defeat Germany during WWII the British population had to…

The FG 42: The Automatic Rifle of the Fallschirmjäger Airborne Infantry

FG 42 Automatic Rifle

The FG 42 was a powerful automatic rifle developed by the Germans during WWII and served in a similar role to the Browning Automatic Rifle…

Why the Viet Cong’s Tunnels Were So Deadly And Highly Effective

Tunnels in Vietnam

Of all of the nasty, uncomfortable, deadly, and outright terrifying jobs carried about by those who served in the Vietnam War, clearing Viet Cong tunnels…

The Battle of Bloody Ridge Definitely Earned Its Name During The Korean War

UN Troops Take Bloody Ridge

The Korean War saw United Nations and North Korean forces repeatedly bounce back and forth between gaining territory and quickly losing it. UN troops were…

The Fw 190 “Sturmböcke” Interceptor was Designed to Take on the B-17 “Flying Fortress”

Fw 190

In the early stages of WWII, aerial combat over Europe was dominated by the German Bf 109 and British Spitfire. Both of these aircraft received…

The Battle of Taejon And Its Importance In The Korean War

The battle of taejon

The Battle of Taejon was a battle that took place early in the Korean War, it was also one of the most important of the…