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These Two Pilots Were Off-Duty When The Japanese Struck At Pearl Harbor – They Leaped Into Action And Fought Back

The nuances of military history are often lost to the passage of time, as are the men who could give first-hand accounts.  As much as…

Caesar and Pompey – When Ancient Gods Collide

The rivalry between Marius and Sulla was doomed to repeat itself within a generation when Julius Caesar emulated Sulla’s action and crossed the Rubicon to…

These Ten Facts About WW1 Have Been Largely Forgotten

In these centennial years of the First World war, let’s look back at some of the more unknown facts about WW1. Were the Generals leading the…

How Scipio Defeated Hannibal And His Elephants and Earned the Name Africanus

Scipio Africanus was only of the most talented generals in the ancient world. He was barely an adult when Hannibal invaded Italy. He fought in…

The Misfit Who, On His First Mission, Became the First Enlisted Airman To Receive a Medal of Honor

Maynard Harrison “Snuffy” Smith was such a screw-up, he joined the US Army to avoid jail. He earned the nickname, “Snuffy Smith,” because no one…

Top 7 Mistakes Allied In the European Theater During WWII

Now, decades after World War 2 ended, it is easy for us to look back and point out where the commanders made the wrong decision…

Amazing War Footage Of Soldiers From 1899, When The Second Boer War Was Raging

“The Boers are not like the Sudanese, who stood up to a fair fight. They are always running away on their little ponies.” – General…

New Sources Claim Coco Chanel Was A Nazi Spy

Coco Chanel is listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century. She is a fashion icon, of course, as…

La Decima: Italian Pigs, Manned Torpedoes and Kamikaze-Style Speedboat Attacks

Under the rule of Benito Mussolini, an Italian frogman unit called La Decima was created. The unique group consisted of men capable of the most…

Medal of Honor Pilot Grounded for Buzzing & Blowing Clothes Off an Oakland Woman’s Clothes Line

The names that line the pages of history are many in number – the lengthy lists of men and women who fought, who died, who…

When Four Prisoners Escaped From Auschwitz In The Kommander’s Car

In 1942, four Polish prisoners at Auschwitz had had enough. They wanted to escape, but if they did (regardless of whether or not they succeeded),…

Did You Know? One of the last SS units to hold out defending Hitler’s bunker in Berlin was comprised entirely of Frenchmen

  The French volunteers of the Second World War constituted an entirely separate division in the Wehrmacht, and after that the Waffen-SS which consisted of…