Category: INSTANT ARTICLES

Why Did the French Army Collapse So Quickly? – Omnibooks Magazine, 1942

This article from Omnibooks Magazine, published in 1942, looks back on the fall of France Q. Why did France fall? A. Because the French people…

Pictures: Life and Death of the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Graf Spee

The Admiral Graf Spee was a notorious heavy cruiser in the Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II. The ship was built at the Reichsmarinewerft…

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…

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…

Firing The MG-34 and MG-42 Machine Guns

These two machine guns, the MG-34 and MG-42, were the primary arms given to the German infantry and their vehicles throughout World War 2. In…

AMAZING: MoH Soldier Used His Rifle Like A Baseball Bat To Stop A Japanese Charge

In the movies, we will see the scene replayed where the wounded soldier begs his comrades to leave him rather than risk their lives.  Often…

‘Pursuit Of Peril’ – Westphalia, Mo., Veteran Served In Five Campaigns, Gassed During World War I

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star…

Top 10 German Luftwaffe Aces Of WWII

The Ace Fighter cult came to prominence during the First World War, which was the first conflict that utilized the use of aircraft in a…

WWII Jeep in a Crate for $50 – fact or a tall story

A young man reading one of the magazines like Boy’s Life or Popular Science in the 40s or 50s might have come across an exciting…

Flying the Me 262 – The First Operational Jet Fighter

The First Fighter Planes  When the First World War began, the airplane was still a new invention. Its potential as a military vehicle had not…

The Sturmtiger – Massive WW2 Tank With 380mm Rocket Launcher (Watch)

The Sturmtiger (‘Assault Tiger’) was an assault gun used by the Germans during World War II. It was built to support troops fighting in towns…

8 Of The Worst Military Leaders In History

There are few figures more inspiring than a great commander. But few disasters are worse than putting the wrong man in charge. Publius Quintilius Varus…