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Montgomery Was Shot Twice During WWI – And Other Things You Might Not Know About Him

Bernard Montgomery, who was to become one of the most outstanding of British military leaders, was born in London in 1887.  His grandfather was General…

Saving Private Ryan: 21 Facts! Mel Gibson Was Considered For Capt Miller… Seriously!!!!

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 film set during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom…

Operation Market Garden In Color!

Operation Market Garden was the plan by Field Marshal Montgomery to outflank the German fortified Siegfried line by going through The Netherlands. The Netherlands is…

Stalin’s son Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by the Germans. He ‘died’ in a PoW camp

Everyone knows Joseph Stalin, but most aren’t familiar with his familial life, particularly his eldest son, Yakov. The tumultuous relationship between father and son created…

Real Life Air America: The CIA’s Covert Airline Used for Everything, including Drug Smuggling

The United States has lots of airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, etc. One airline most people have not heard of is Air…

The Heroic German Officer Who Gave His Life Trying to Save an American in a Minefield

October 7, 1994, saw a strange sight over the Hürtgen War Cemetery in Hürtgen, Germany. The cemetery is the final home of 3001 bodies –…

The sniper who managed to kill an enemy with a half-mile sniper shot which curved 56 feet (17 m.) in the air before hitting the target

Corporal Matt Hughes, a crack shot with the Royal Marines, was ordered to take out an Iraqi who was holding back an important advance during…

The Battle of Midway: Turning the Tide in the Pacific

Six months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese planned to lure the American aircraft carriers into a trap at Midway Islands. Imperial Japan’s overall…

The Flaming Coffin, The German Heavy Dive Bomber The Luftwaffe Hated

The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was an aircraft doomed from the start of its inception. Its design was intrinsically flawed, its engines frequently caught…

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 Civil Wars That Shaped Medieval England

Medieval England was a warlike place – so much so that the cliché of an Englishmen abroad was that of a violent thug. Though their…

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…