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Outnumbered 25:1, the ‘Glorious Glosters’ Put Up a Heroic Last Stand On Hill 235

Members of the "Glorious Glosters" standing in a line + Military portrait of James Carne

The Battle of Imjin River was a Korean War engagement between UN and Chinese troops. Fought over four days, it saw the last stand of…

Ernest Evans Took On a Fleet of Japanese Warships, Despite Being Drastically Outnumbered

Ernest Evans smiling during the commissioning ceremony for the USS Johnston (DD-557)

Escort carriers played a unique role during World War II, particularly in the Pacific Theater, where they faced attacks from above, below and from other…

Thanksgiving Day Mission: Six MACV-SOG Commandos vs. 30,000 Enemy Troops

MACV-SOG reconnaissance team standing together

Thanksgiving, a time for filling yourself with turkey, stuffing and potatoes in various different forms – unless you’re MACV-SOG, that is. Then it’s a time…

Manila American Cemetery Is Home to More US WWII Dead Than Any Other Site

Rows of crosses at the Manila American Cemetery

Some 16,859 American soldiers call the Manila American Cemetery their final resting place, making it the largest US site of World War II dead. It’s…

22 Images That Show the Many Faces of World War II

Portrait of a US Marine + German machine gunner with an ammunition belt around his neck

By Damian Lucjan and Clare Fitzgerald Society had never before experienced a conflict quite like the Second World War. While the Great War was the…

Dogs, Emus and Cows – Oh My! Ridiculous Wars Fought Throughout History

Elisabeth Edwards
Dog lying down outside + Close-up of an emu + Cow standing in mud

War has long been a costly approach to conflict, yet it remains a part of international politics and society. From the assassination of Franz Ferdinand…

Dean ‘Diz’ Laird: The Only Navy Flying Ace to Down Both German and Japanese Aircraft During WWII

Dean Laird sitting in the rear seat of a Beechcraft T-34 Turbo-Mentor + Two aircraft in flight

There were numerous flying aces during the Second World War. These aviators exhibited bravery and courage in the face of extreme danger, earning the status…

The History of Drop Tanks: From Improvised Bombs to Vietnamese Canoes

Aircraft in flight + Close-up of a drop tank

Since the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnamese civilians have been making the most of US military waste. Reduce, reuse, recycle has taken on a…

The XM204 Top Attack Munition Could Replace Landmines on the Battlefield

Samantha Franco
American soldier standing beside an XM204 top attack munition unit

The XM204 is a portable anti-tank munition that provides the launch of up to four top-attack munitions. By hitting the enemy from a top-down position,…

Al Schmid: The US Marine Who Continued to Man His Machine Gun After Taking a Grenade to the Face

US Marines manning a 75 mm Pack Howitzer M1 + Al Schmid being presented with the Navy Cross

Al Schmid, an apprentice steel burner, enlisted in the US Marine Corps after hearing about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Once on the battlefield,…

M61 Vulcan: A Modern Take on the Civil War-Era Gatling Gun

Todd Neikirk
M61 Vulcan on display outside

There has long been a competition between countries over who can produce the best fighter jets. This was particularly fierce with the United States and…

HMS Royal Oak (08): The Royal Navy Battleship That Fought Valiantly During the Battle of Jutland

HMS Royal Oak (08) at sea

Battleships were extremely important during the First World War, and the British Royal Navy had some of the most impressive vessels of the conflict. They…

The Most Dangerous Aircraft to Ever Take to the Skies

Two Supermarine Spitfires in flight + Lockheed AC-130H in flight

Since the First World War, aircraft have been key to winning major skirmishes. Not only do they provide fire support from the air, they can…

The Tragic Fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210) and Her Crew

Memorial for the USS Grenadier (SS-210)

For over 70 years, nobody knew the fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210). Struck by a Japanese aircraft, the submarine sank to the bottom of…

U-111: Wreck of Famed WWI-Era German U-boat Discovered Off the Coast of Virginia

US Navy sailors manning the deck gun of the SM U-111

During the First World War, Allied vessels feared encountering a German U-boat while traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. It was common for them to be…

MG-42: The German Machine Gun That Mowed Down Enemies On the Battlefield

Todd Neikirk
German soldier lying beside an MG-42

The Second World War was fought with a number of new technologies and weapons. In a conflict this intense, each nation was desperate to get…

Vietnam War Movies That Best Show the Realities of the Conflict

Robert De Niro as Michael Vronsky in 'The Deer Hunter' + Martin Sheen as Capt. Benjamin L. Willard in 'Apocalypse Now'

Life was forever changed for the 2.7 million individuals who served in Vietnam. The realities of the war also changed cinema. Rather than show the…

Bren Light Machine Gun: The British Weapon That Featured Heavily in North Africa

Todd Neikirk
British soldier aiming a Bren light machine gun

The early 20th century featured both massive wars and rapid advances in technology. Among the most prominent and effective weapons to emerge during this time…

6-Star General: Only Two Individuals Have Been Promoted to the Prestigious Rank

Samantha Franco
Portrait of John J. Pershing + Painting of George Washington

The rank of 6-star general is so high in the US military’s hierarchy that the designation has only ever been given out twice. Only one…

The Sabot Round Pierces Tanks and Liquifies Its Targets

Samantha Franco
Soldier placing a sabot round on the ground, beside a number of others

The sabot round is a form of ammunition used by tanks for armored warfare. The non-explosive anti-tank round surrounds a projectile and allows it to…

Tony Rolt Escaped from POW Camps Seven Times Before Becoming a Successful Racing Driver

Tony Rolt driving a race car around a track

It’s safe to say Tony Rolt’s life after the Second World War was just as impressive as his time overseas. Rolt is best known for…

The Most Fearsome Military Units of All Time

Todd Neikirk
Swiss Guard marching together + Group of Fallschirmjäger walking together

Intimidation plays an important part in conflict, as do teamwork and skill. The most fearsome military units in history combined these three traits, as well…

USS Missouri (BB-63): American Battleship and Site of the Japanese Surrender

Crowd gathered beside a docked USS Missouri (BB-63)

The USS Missouri (BB-63) was a bit late to the party. Completed in January 1944, she was the last US battleship to enter the action…

Tim Abell Brings His Experience as an Army Ranger to His Acting Career

Tim Abell posing for a photo on a red carpet

Tim Abell is a former US Army Ranger who served for four years before becoming a Hollywood actor. Throughout his move into acting, he’s been…

Theodore Roosevelt IV: Vietnam War Veteran, Activist and Environmentalist

Theodore Roosevelt IV speaking at a podium

Theodore Roosevelt IV is one of many in a long line of namesakes. His most well-known relative is his great-grandfather, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who served…

The Best Submarine Movies to Ever Premiere on the Big Screen

Sean Connery as Capt. Marko Ramius in 'The Hunt For Red October' + Still from 'The Hunt for Red October'

Submarines are among the most secretive military vessels, with only a small percentage of individuals having experienced what life’s like beneath the surface of the…

Operation Tonga: 150 British Paratroopers Took the Merville Gun Battery Before D-Day

Four paratroopers standing in front of an aircraft

Then the largest seaborne invasion in history, the D-Day landings were planned down to the last detail. One of the most important parts of this…

Hiroshi Miyamura: The MoH Recipient Who Took On Enemy Troops with a Machine Gun and Bayonet

Todd Neikirk
Dwight Eisenhower shaking Hiroshi Miyamura's hand

During the Second World War, the United States interned several Japanese-Americans. An estimated 120,000 people of Japanese descent were forcibly relocated, most of whom lived…

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Embarks on First Deployment

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) at sea

The US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier has departed on her first ever deployment. The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will undergo an…

General Dynamics Land Systems Reveals Long-Awaited AbramsX MBT

AbramsX driving through a parking lot

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has officially revealed its AbramsX main battle tank (MBT) after months of speculation. The preview was provided via a video…

The US Army Air Forces Accidentally Dropped Bombs on Boise City, Oklahoma

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in flight

Accidents happen. Some, however, are far worse than others, such as mistakingly attacking one’s own country during a practice aerial bombing mission. As ridiculous as…

The Douglas SBD Dauntless Changed the Course of the Second World War In a Single Day

Crewman standing in front of a number of Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers

Throughout the course of the Second World War, the US Navy and Marine Corps flew the Douglas SBD Dauntless, a naval scout aircraft and dive…

Jagdtiger: The German Tank Destroyer That Was Both Devastating and Problematic

Jagdtiger on display outside

Throughout the Second World War, the Wehrmacht used some of the best equipment of the era. This was largely due to the fact the German…

Colditz Cock: The Glider Constructed By POWs to Escape from Colditz Castle

Crowd watching the replica of the Colditz Cock in flight

Throughout World War II, prisoners of war (POWs) were taken by both sides. They were kept under constant guard, forced into work details and kept…

Why is Russia Using the Soviet-Era KS-19 Anti-Aircraft Gun in Ukraine?

KS-19s lined up in front of a building

Recently, Russian forces have been spotted using KS-19 anti-aircraft guns during the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. The Soviet-era artillery piece is without a doubt powerful enough…

Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars Program Featured Space Lasers for Nuclear Defense

Rosemary Giles
Ronald Reagan sitting at a table with other men while holding a yellow bumper sticker that reads, "SDI could ruin a nuclear bomb's whole day"

By the 1980s, the threat of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a very real possibility. US President Ronald Reagan…

Mars Bluff Incident: The US Air Force Accidentally Dropped a Nuclear Bomb on South Carolina

Todd Neikirk
Boeing B-47 Stratojets parked on a runway

Starting in the late 1940s and running through to the end of the Cold War, an arms race occurred between the United States and the…

77 Years After His Deployment, Couple Gets Their Dream Wedding Photos

Samantha Franco
Royce and Frankie King kissing under a veiled arch

The Second World War prevented Royce and Frankie King from having the wedding of their dreams. Nearly 80 years later, they were given the opportunity…

Relic Hunters Surprised By What They Discovered In WWII-Era Bomber

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in flight

While flying over Papua New Guinea in 1972, airmen from the Royal Australian Air Force spotted something strange in the swamplands below. The large object…

Discover the Civil War-Era Military Facility Located Beneath Alcatraz

Aerial view of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco Bay, is best known for housing Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. While the prison is what makes the area famous, its…

LRAC-50 73 mm Bazooka: The Incredibly Effective French Anti-Tank Weapon

Todd Neikirk
Soldier aiming an LRAC-50 73 mm bazooka while another loads a rocket into it

Tank battles were incredibly common during World War I and II. The Germans were equipped with impressive armored fighting vehicles that were effective on the…

The Mosin-Nagant Has Seen Over a Century of Service

Todd Neikirk
Lyudmila Pavlichenko aiming a Mosin-Nagant

Firearms saw tremendous advancements throughout the 20th century. One, however, distinguished itself above the rest and has remained in service for well over 100 years.…

US Army Facts That’ll Impress Even the Most Knowledgable Veteran

Soldiers conducting a surfboard competition

The US Army has a long and decorated history. Dating back to the American Revolution, it’s since gone on to become the most powerful military…

These Helicopters First Took Flight During WW2

Focke-Wulf Fw 61 in flight + Sikorsky R-4 "Hoverfly" parked in the grass

Whenever someone uses helicopters and war in the same sentence, images of aircraft hovering over dense Vietnamese jungles immediately come to mind. However, while these…

The Miraculous History Behind Britain’s ‘Thankful Villages’

Crowd waving British flags along a street

It’s a well known fact the First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts of human history, with only World War II having a…

Everyday Slang We Didn’t Know Originated In the Navy

Close-up of a ship's wheel

Over the centuries, sailors have created a language all their own to describe objects, people, actions and places. Much of this slang has found itself…

Misleading Military Movies That Feature Glaring Historical Errors

Madeline Hiltz
Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour' + Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin in 'The Patriot'

For better or for worse, historical accuracy is often given up for entertainment purposes when it comes to certain films. Even the military movies most…

The Sleeping Giant Awakes: American Assembly Lines During WWII

Female operating a machine along a factory assembly line

Throughout the Second World War, countries ramped up their production efforts to levels not previously seen. The one that stood out the most with regard…

Snipex Alligator: The Ukrainian Sniper Rifle Capable of Penetrating Armored Vehicles

Snipex Alligator sitting in the middle of a snowy field

Written by Samantha Franco and Clare Fitzgerald The Snipex Alligator is a massive anti-material rifle (AMR) that’s manufactured by XADO-Holding, Ltd. Having only recently entered…

John Reginald Gorman – The Amazing Irish Kamikaze Tank Buster

In WWII, the Germans had a reputation for their formidable technology. What they did not consider, however, was the formidable Irish reputation for bullishness. John…

The Latest Model of the Leopard 2 Is Among the Most Strongly-Armored Tanks Ever Developed

Three Leopard 2A5s parked in a field

Technology advanced at an incredible rate in the 20th century, especially when it came to weapons and vehicles of war. As such, some tanks entered…

Fyodor Ushakov: The Russian Naval Legend and Saint Who Never Lost a Battle

Military portrait of Fyodor Ushakov

Naval power has long been a feature of the world’s most powerful militaries. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Russians had an important advantage…

Veterans Call for Canada to Award First Victoria Cross Since World War II

Veterans in Canada are calling on the federal government to recognize the bravest acts of heroism performed by soldiers during the War in Afghanistan by…

Bill Mauldin: The Unofficial Cartoonist of the Second World War

Bill Mauldin sitting at a desk

Journalism and war have gone hand in hand for many years, with the field truly coming into its own during the Second World War. On…

Prince Henry of Prussia Was Almost a Monarch of the United States

Map of the United States + Portrait of Prince Henry of Prussia

When the United States was in its infancy, most countries were ruled by monarchs. There were some prominent people involved in the Revolutionary War that…

Alexander Suvorov: The Russian Military Leader Who Erased Napoleon’s Gains In Italy

Portrait of Alexander Suvorov

Alexander Suvorov was a general of the Russian Army during the 18th century, leading his men through incredible victories and rising through the ranks. His…

High School Project Reunites Twin Brothers Seven Decades After WWII

Servicemen carrying a flag-draped coffin

On June 19, 2018, twin brothers Ludwig Julius Wilhelm “Louie” Pieper and Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper were laid to rest side-by-side, some 74 years…

Arthur Wellesley: The ‘Iron Duke’ Who Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo

Military portrait of Arthur Wellesley

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, is seen by some to be a contentious figure in British history. A brilliant military leader who aided in…

The Oldest Military Tanks Still In Service

US Marine Corps signalman standing atop an M3 Stuart

Ever since they made their combat debut during the Battle of the Somme in World War I, tanks have played a critical role in the…

Movies That Best Show the Realities of Tank Warfare

Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson as Lt. Col. Kiley and Maj. Wolenski in 'Battle of the Bulge' + Stuart Margolin and Clint Eastwood as Sgt. First Class Kelly and Pvt. Little Joe in 'Kelly's Heroes'

Each year, a handful of new films take to the big screen to showcase the greatest warriors and innovations spawned in wartime. From Top Gun…

Henry Fonda Served In the US Navy During WWII – He Didn’t Want to ‘Be a Fake In a War Studio’

Military portrait of Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda was one of the most famous actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Starring in over 100 films, television specials and theater roles,…

In 1914, A Soldiers Average Height Was 5’2” & Canadian Troops Had The Highest Rates Of Venereal Disease

World War I was fought from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Because many of the combatants had colonies and alliances beyond the continent, it…

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole A Warship, Escaped The Confederates, And Became A U.S. Congressman

The life of Robert Smalls is an epic underdog story of an illiterate slave from South Carolina who managed to free himself by escaping from…

A College Student Tried to Get a Fighter Jet from Pepsi – An Infamous Court Case Followed

Teenager jumping out of the cockpit of a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, with "HARRIER FIGHTER 7,000,000 PEPSI POINTS" written below

Written by Jesse Beckett and Clare Fitzgerald In the 1990s, Pepsi ran an advertising campaign for their new Pepsi Stuff program, which allowed patrons to…

The Integral Role Air Gunners Played During the First and Second World Wars

Walter R. Newbury sitting in the top turret of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator + Jesse Rhodes Waller aiming the .30-caliber machine gun of a Consolidate PBY Catalina

Aircraft made their combat debut during the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12. Just a few years later, during the First World War, they appeared in much…

The Allies Faced Many Difficult and Ingenious Beach Obstacles During WWII

Todd Neikirk
Tank driving over Czech hedgehogs + Two soldiers squatting near Teller mines

The Second World War saw the implementation of a number of new weapons and devices. In particular, the Allied forces had to contend with many…

South Korea’s K9 Thunder Is a Cutting-Edge Self-Propelled Howitzer

Todd Neikirk
Row of K9 Thunders parked in front of a crowd

Following the Second World War, Korea split into two regions along the 38th Parallel. The North fell under the perview of the Soviet Union, while…

Ukrainian Sniper Allegedly Takes Out Two Russian Soldiers with One Shot

Clare Fitzgerald
Ukrainian Marine firing a sniper rifle

The Special Operations Forces of Ukraine has released footage, which it claims shows a Ukrainian sniper not only hitting two Russian soldiers with one shot,…

Ukrainian Military Claims Sniper Took Out Russian Soldier from 1.68 Miles Away

Clare Fitzgerald
Ukrainian sniper aiming his rifle

Ukraine’s Office of Strategic Communications has released a video, which it claims shows a Ukrainian sniper taking out a Russian soldier from 1.68 miles away.…

Medal of Honor Recipient Alwyn Cashe Gave His Life to Save His Fellow Soldiers

Clare Fitzgerald
American flag + Alwyn Cashe + Medal of Honor

To be presented with the Medal of Honor is to show great heroism while serving in the US Army. One soldier recently awarded the honor…

Has Russia Claimed to Have Destroyed More M142 HIMARS Than Ukraine Owns?

Ukrainian serviceman opening the door of an M142 HIMARS

Since receiving its delivery of 16 US-supplied M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), the Ukrainian military has used them against Russian-held sites and equipment.…

The Biggest Invasions of Afghanistan: 330 BC to Present-Day

Women standing together, with one holding a sign requesting aid

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan created an unprecedented situation. The Taliban has once again seized control, leading many Afghan citizens to risk their…

Konstanz: The German City That Tricked the Allies Into Thinking It Was Part of Switzerland

View of Konstanz from the water + Rubble strewn across a city

Air raids were a common occurrence during World War II. Cities across Europe were subjected to nighttime bombings aimed at throwing their military forces off…

Ukrainian Commandos Destroy Attack Helicopters At Russian Air Base

Clare Fitzgerald
Mangled parts from a Kamov Ka-52 strewn across the ground

Video has emerged showing what are believed to be Ukrainian commandos planting explosives on Russian attack helicopters, ultimately leading to their destruction. The footage, taken…

Biden: Strike on Polish Border Village Likely Caused By Ukrainian Air Defense Missile – Not Russia

Clare Fitzgerald
Two Polish police officers in a crater caused by a missile strike

UPDATE, 11/16/2022 – US President Joe Biden has revealed the supposed Russian missile strike that killed two individuals in eastern Poland was likely the result…

The Cost Of Caring For Afghanistan And Iraq Veterans Could Top $2.5 Trillion

Clare Fitzgerald
U.S. soldiers gathered below an army helicopter

A report published by the Costs of War Project on August 18, 2021 has shed light on the costs of caring for veterans of the…

Green Beret Awarded Soldier’s Medal After Saving Drowning Woman

Clare Fitzgerald
Maj. Gen. Brennan pinning the Soldier's Medal to Staff Sgt. Tyrrel's chest

Staff Sergeant Ian Tyrrel of the 5th Special Forces Group’s B Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne) was recently awarded the Soldier’s Medal at Fort Campbell in…

6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion: The Unit Solely Staffed By African-American Women

Charity Adams walking in front of a line of 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion members

In 2021, the US Senate passed a bill that would officially recognize the efforts of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The unit, solely staffed…

Kugelpanzer: What Was the Purpose of This German Armored Vehicle?

Side view of a Kugelpanzer

The Germans developed an array of combat vehicles over the course of the Second World War. The majority have accompanying documentation that allow historians to…

Prisoners of War Who Bravely Defied Their Captors

Clare Fitzgerald
Exterior of Colditz Castle + Military portrait of Charles Upham

An unfortunate consequence of war is that those involved in the fighting will sometimes get captured by enemy forces. Known as prisoners of war (POWs),…

How Adam Brown Went from Addict to Decorated Navy SEAL

Rosemary Giles
Four US Navy SEALS aiming their firearms

Navy SEALs are among the most impressive and dedicated servicemen in the US military. This statement was especially true for Adam Brown, who overcame every…

Battle of Kamdesh: Vastly Outnumbered, US Army Troops Defeated Over 300 Taliban Insurgents

Members of the 61st Cavalry Regiment standing together

On October 3, 2009, more than 300 Taliban insurgents descended upon US Army Combat Outpost (COP) Keating in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. The some 50 soldiers of…

The Potsdam Giants: A Prussian Infantry Regiment Of Nothing But Very Tall Soldiers

Potsdam Giants

Under the direct control of Frederick William I during his reign was a military regiment filled with giant soldiers. Officially they were called “The Grand…

Here’s why British Soldiers were forced to have Mustaches and Why the Practice Ended

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…

Nearly 80 Years After Sinking, the SS Richard Montgomery Still a Cause for Concern

Large boat sailing by the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery

During the summer of 1944, the SS Richard Montgomery left port in Philadelphia for the United Kingdom. Carrying thousands of tons of munitions, the trip…

Problems Persist In Australian Outback Decades After British Nuclear Tests

Aerial view of Maralinga + John L. Stanier dressed in protective gear

The end of World War II saw the rise of atomic arsenals, especially in Britain. Wanting to improve the effectiveness of its nuclear technology, the…

Bob Denard: The Mercenary ‘Pirate of the Republic’

Bob Denard being escorted by two French military members + Portrait of Bob Denard

To many, Bob Denard may not be a familiar name. However, those with knowledge of 20th-century mercenary activity know him as the Frenchman who staged…

US Air Force, Kratos Successfully Conduct Test Flight of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie dropping an Area-I Altius-600

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have completed yet another successful test flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie at Yuma…

Little-Known Facts About Sgt. Elias’ Death in ‘Platoon’

Todd Neikirk
Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias in 'Platoon'

Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon is considered one of the greatest war films ever made. Stone served in the Vietnam War from 1967-68 and used…

Gamer Leaked Classified Information To Prove Developer Got Tank Wrong

Clare Fitzgerald
Soldier on top of a Challenger 2 tank in the desert

Military game enthusiasts place a lot of stock in the authenticity of their online play, especially when it features real-life events and equipment. That was…

Operation Mongoose: The Attempt To Overthrow Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was one of the most famous figures of the Cold War. He was especially famous in the United States because United States government…

How Two Families Escaped East Germany In A Hot Air Balloon

East German police guarding the Berlin Wall

What price would you pay for freedom? What dangers would you put your family through for a chance at a new life? These were the…

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery: An Abandoned Graveyard That Uses Airplanes As Gravestones

Tucked away in an Estonian forest, only a short distance away from a NATO-controlled airstrip, lies an eerie sight. Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery, the final resting…

The Nijmegen Bridge: A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Although it might look like a normal bridge today, the Nijmegen bridge was a pivotal strategic point throughout the entirety of the Second World War.…

How the Soviet Polikarpov Po-2 Biplane Went From Crop Plane to Lethal Weapon

The Soviet Polikarpov Po-2 plane was initially designed to be a crop duster but ended up being surprisingly essential for the Soviets during the Second…

Common WW1 Myths That Have Been Debunked By Experts

Perhaps no other war in history has attracted as much scrutiny as the First World War. With attention comes myths, misinformation, and controversies that have…

John K. Waters: General Patton’s Son-In-Law Who Was a Four-Star General

Military success must run in the Patton family. It is well known that General George Patton was an extremely successful commander in the United States…

Julia Child Was An OSS Agent Before She Was A World Class Chef

Julia Child is best known for bringing delicious French food into American kitchens, but did you know she was an American spy during the Second…

Taking K-129: Howard Hughes, the CIA, and the Most Expensive Secret Plot of the Cold War

K-129

The Cold War was infamous as a time of bizarre weapons, vehicles, and projects. Because the US and the Soviet Union were not fighting a…

Leopard I: Over 50 Years After Its Introduction, It Continues to Serve on the Battlefield

Greek soldier crouching atop a Leopard I

Tanks first appeared in combat during World War I at the Somme, one of the deadliest battles in history. The armored vehicles proved effective against…