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The Warship That Fired The First Shots Of WWI Was Captured, Twice Scuttled, Raised, Served 4 Different Nations & Is Still In Service

Stuck into a muddy river bank, somewhere in Serbia, lies an old, derelict gravel barge. Rusted, useless, and over 100 years old it has limited…

1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs: Flemish Butchers and Weavers Defeat French Professional Knights

Heavy cavalry ruled the battlefield in the middle ages, starting way back around the battle of Adrianople. The common system of hierarchal feudal rule was…

An Italian Civil War in Spain: Guadalajara, 1937

Proxy wars have been an ugly feature of military history since ancient times, powerful nations turning others into battlegrounds without risking themselves in full-scale warfare.…

Brown Helped Sack A Korean Fort And Captured Their Flag But Deserted Before He Received His Medal of Honor

To be clear, we are not speaking of the famed 1950-53 Korean War or the loveable cartoon character with a dog named Snoopy.  But we…

Battle of Omdurman – When The British With 11,000 Soldiers Took On 60,000 Natives in Sudan, Losing 47 Killed

All through the darkness of the night, a British infantryman waits nervously by the banks of the Nile. The Mahdists, infamously bloodthirsty savages, are just…

6 Great Women Who Inspired Napoleon

Despite sharing the gender biases common to his time, Napoleon Bonaparte’s admiration for great men extended to a few women. Though he once said that…

Top 7 Reasons Why the Allies Landings At The Anzio Were A Failure

Towards the end of 1943, Allied forces were struggling to fight their way up Italy in the face of stern resistance from German Field Marshal…

This British Major Brought An Umbrella To The Arnhem Bridge Battle, You Will Not Believe How He Used It

One might think that being surrounded by the German SS is no laughing matter, but don’t tell that to British Major Digby Tatham-Warter.  This cool…

Survived Nazi Dr Josef Mengele removing his kidney without anaesthesia & survived a gas chamber as he was the 201st person in line for a chamber of 200 people

An Israeli man, Yitzchak Ganon, had his life saved by heart specialists after refusing to visit medical professionals for a total of 64 years. While…

The 1,000 Mile Fighting Retreat of the Nez Perce – Native Americans Looking For A Place To Live

The cruel treatment of Native Americans is a long and harsh chapter in American history. Most people remember hearing about the trail of tears and…

When The Germans Desperately Needed To Counter The T-34, This Was Their Design

The Panther was not as thickly armoured, nor as heavily armed, as tanks such as the Tiger but was probably a much more balanced design.…

With His Navigator Ejected Halfway Out His Plane, This Is What This Pilot Did To Save Him

Being launched off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is a normal routine, but adrenaline junkie pilots love the radical feel of about 4…