Category: HISTORY

Soviet Finnish War

Militarily speaking, the 20th century was dominated by WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. However, between 1900 and 2000, wars claimed the lives of well over 100…

It has been said that the hardest military maneuverer is a retreat. Usually, the defeated force is in poor shape (hence the retreat), has lost…

George Patton and Sears

Legendary but controversial US General George S. Patton was known as a man of action who got things done no matter how difficult. He was…

Loreta Janeta Velázquez and her husband Lieutenant Harry Buford

The life of Loreta Janeta Velázquez is one of adventure, twists, and turns. She was born in the mid-1800s, and later disguised herself and fought…

Confederate bullet

The sheer scale of the American Civil War meant many seemingly improbable events happened. Some of these include bullets colliding and fusing in mid-air, a…

HMS Venturer

Although movies like to portray intense cat and mouse submarine battles that are fought solely underwater, this type of combat is actually extremely rare. So…

In 1831 a suspension bridge in Greater Manchester, England, collapsed while British troops marched over it. The bridge had a few design flaws, but the…

You may have noticed that US helicopters follow a pattern of being named after Native American tribes. This is not a coincidence; almost every single…

British Soldiers and Mustaches

When one imagines the British Empire, it’s hard not to think of a British soldier standing proud with a neatly trimmed mustache. This tradition was…

Patton Tanks

Since WW2 US vehicles have been named after notable American historical figures, but this ongoing tradition of the US’ tank names was actually started by…

Strangest Military Units

Over the course of human history, there have been countless militaries, armies, and units, some of which were formed for peculiar reasons. This article contains…

James E Wright

The remains of an Army servicemember who was declared missing during WWII have been successfully identified almost 77 years later. The lieutenant from Parkton, North…