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This British Major Brought An Umbrella To Arnhem Bridge, You Will Not Believe What He Did With 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…

Your Country Needs You – The Watery Grave Of Lord Horatio Kitchener

One of the most iconic images from the great war of 1914-18 is the recruitment poster featuring the commanding moustachioed face of the Lord Horatio…

George H. Bush Narrowly Escaped Being Executed and Eaten By The Japanese in WWII

In September 1944, the USS Finback submarine surfaced a few miles off the coast of Chichi Jima, an island some 700 miles South of Tokyo.…

Leonidas I, Sparta’s Greatest Warrior King

King Leonidas I is the most famous general in the history of Sparta, and perhaps the whole of Greece. Disappointingly little is known about the…

8 Reasons Why the Scots Won at Bannockburn

Fought on 23-24 June 1314, the Battle of Bannockburn is one of the most celebrated incidents in Scottish history. Having been conquered by the English…

6 Reasons Why the English Should Have Lost at Agincourt

The Battle of Agincourt is an iconic moment in English military history. On 25 October 1415, an army of English raiders under Henry V faced…

How the Soviets Stole an American F-86 Sabre Jet in 1951

During the Korean War (1950 to 1953) America and her allies sided with South Korea, while Russia and China sided with North Korea. Among their…

The Dawn Of The Submarine: German U-9 Sank 3 British Cruisers in 90 Minutes, 22 September 1914

There are many unflattering labels to apply to the disastrous events in the North Sea early in the morning of September 22nd, 1914. Certainly, for…

Halting the Northern Crusades: 1410 Battle of Tannenberg

The Crusades were monumental military efforts to secure Christian Holy lands around Jerusalem. Two orders of warrior monks, the Templars, and Hospitallers, had great successes…

Memphis Belle Was Not The First Bomber To Complete 25 Missions

Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle is a well-known World War Two bomber, which was made famous by the Hollywood movie of the same name back in 1990 and…

Did You Know This? The SECOND Raid On Pearl Harbor – Operation K

Everyone knows about the First Pearl Harbor Attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy. But few are aware of the 2nd Raid that the Japanese launched…

British WWII British Pilot Survived Sinking of HMS Audacity & Flew over 480 Different types of Aircraft Before His Career Was Over

There are many British aviators who can boast that they contributed to the war effort by taking to the skies over Europe to defeat the…