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How to Lose the War in 100 Days – Give The Eastern Front to Himmler

The headline may come to a surprise to many. Wasn’t Heinrich Himmler the person behind the SS and the Holocaust? Surely he wasn’t in command…

Alexander the Great’s Elite Hand-Picked Expert Troops: Silver Shields

Alexander the Great was one of the most talented generals who ever existed, but he was helped a great deal by his exceptional army. While…

11 Iconic Battlefields of WWII Then And Now

After just over 70 years, we look back at 11 iconic locations of the Second World War as they were then – and as they are…

5 GI’s Took Cover For What Was To Become A Night From Hell

Only starlight and a sliver of a moon lit the way for the fragmented platoon of the 14th Armored Division “Liberators” Infantry. It was another…

Myth Or Real? Germany Built Wooden Airfields to Fool the Allies, So They Bombed It With Wooden Bombs

This story has been told in many ways, where locations of where the airfield was and how it was bombed being different but the gist…

Games That Teach History – Learning History from Civilization

Historical video games, like many historical films, are full of inaccuracies, mainly to make the story fit better into the medium and to make it…

12 Battles That Defined the Crusades

The Crusades, Christian Europe’s attempt to drive back other nations and religions, were among the most ambitious and badly thought out campaigns in military history.…

Japanese Schindler Helped 5,580 Jews Escape The Holocaust Ended Up Selling Lightbulbs To Survive

Although Japan was one of the Axis Powers during WWII, one Japanese diplomat did his best to mitigate the horrors of his country’s ally, Nazi…

Korean War: Chipyong-Ni – One Of The Greatest Regimental Defense Actions In Military History

The Battle of Chipyong-ni has been labeled as ‘the Gettysburg of the Korean War’ and has been singled out as one of the greatest regimental…

5 Kings Who Made Sparta a Military Great

The Kingdom of Sparta is one of the most famous city states of ancient Greece. The harsh military upbringing given to its male citizens has…

The General Who Won WWII – You Never Guess How Stalin Rewarded Him

George Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who played a most pivotal role during World War II. He led the drive…

5 Rules of Chivalry and How They Were Broken

In the Middle Ages, chivalry was more than just a name for polite behaviour. It was a set of rules meant to limit the actions…