Category: INSTANT ARTICLES

The Pros and Cons of Ancient War Elephants

Elephants are generally peaceful and majestic creatures but throughout history, their size and power were used with devastating results on the battlefield. With the adoption…

WWII Super Submarine discovered off the coast of Hawaii

WWII Super Submarine

Although they first came to prominence during the First World War, the early U-boats and submarines have subsequently been perfected and improved upon throughout the…

Ghosts of the Gooney Bird, a magnificent series of photos of the legendary DC-3 Dakota in her final glory – By Hans Wiesman

During my multiple expeditions since 1990 in search of the legendary Gooney Bird, I ran into many DC-3 derelicts, C-47 wrecks, abandoned Dakotas and fortunately,…

The death of Erwin Rommel: the Field Marshal is forced to commit suicide

Erwin Rommel was, for a time, Hitler’s favorite general. After his success in 1940, as the commander of a Panzer division, Rommel was appointed to…

Fascinating Abandoned Military Bases From All Around The World

Military bases and installations, built to last only a few years or to support a 1000-year Reich have been left abandoned across the globe. Some…

Sergeant ‘Smokey’ Smith VC: I don’t take prisoners, period. I’m paid to kill them, then takes out 3 Panthers

If you ask any combat infantryman, you will hear that there are men who make their life easy in garrison and men who make their…

Amazing pictures of Shot Down Luftwaffe Planes during the Battle of Britain

During the Battle of Britain, it is estimated that the Royal Air Force shot down 1887 German planes. Some planes crashed nose-first into the ground…

WHO-Tube: Abandoned; WW2 Luftwaffe German Military Airbase

The German airfield Schönwalde was built in 1934 by the German Ministry of Aviation as a base for the German Air Force. They did this at…

Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte – Hitlers Idiotic Heavy Tank Design

As the beginning of the war swept over Europe, with lightening speed, Hitler felt invincible, at least for the first two years of the war.…

Fort Drum, the unsinkable concrete ‘battleship’ of Manila Bay

Anyone who pays a visit to Manila Bay will not easily forget the enchanting sight of the ruined concrete fort that looks as if it…

21 sad images of bombed out Cologne – you wouldn’t have seen many of these images before

The German city of Cologne was bombed in 262 separate air raids by the Allies during World War II, including 31 times by the Royal…

WHO-Tube: Abandoned; WW2 Luftwaffe German Military Airbase

The German airfield Schönwalde was built in 1934 by the German Ministry of Aviation as a base for the German Air Force. They did this at…