Category: Yesteryear

Manila American Cemetery Is Home to More US WWII Dead Than Any Other Site

Rows of crosses at the Manila American Cemetery

Some 16,859 American soldiers call the Manila American Cemetery their final resting place, making it the largest US site of World War II dead. It’s…

The Miraculous History Behind Britain’s ‘Thankful Villages’

Crowd waving British flags along a street

It’s a well known fact the First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts of human history, with only World War II having a…

The Sleeping Giant Awakes: American Assembly Lines During WWII

Female operating a machine along a factory assembly line

Throughout the Second World War, countries ramped up their production efforts to levels not previously seen. The one that stood out the most with regard…

Snipex Alligator: The Ukrainian Sniper Rifle Capable of Penetrating Armored Vehicles

Snipex Alligator sitting in the middle of a snowy field

Written by Samantha Franco and Clare Fitzgerald The Snipex Alligator is a massive anti-material rifle (AMR) that’s manufactured by XADO-Holding, Ltd. Having only recently entered…

High School Project Reunites Twin Brothers Seven Decades After WWII

Servicemen carrying a flag-draped coffin

On June 19, 2018, twin brothers Ludwig Julius Wilhelm “Louie” Pieper and Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper were laid to rest side-by-side, some 74 years…

Ukrainian Commandos Destroy Attack Helicopters At Russian Air Base

Clare Fitzgerald
Mangled parts from a Kamov Ka-52 strewn across the ground

Video has emerged showing what are believed to be Ukrainian commandos planting explosives on Russian attack helicopters, ultimately leading to their destruction. The footage, taken…

Veterans Call for Canada to Award First Victoria Cross Since World War II

Veterans in Canada are calling on the federal government to recognize the bravest acts of heroism performed by soldiers during the War in Afghanistan by…

US Air Force, Kratos Successfully Conduct Test Flight of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie dropping an Area-I Altius-600

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have completed yet another successful test flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie at Yuma…

Veterans Hold Reunion 50 Years After Believing One Had Been Killed In Action In Vietnam

Rosemary Giles
Ivis Sloane, Jim Mattis and Tony Solis sitting together on a couch

Jim Mattis, Ivis Sloane and Tony Solis served in the same unit during the Vietnam War, forging an unbreakable bond throughout the conflict. This made…

Arizona City Celebrated WWII Veteran’s 105th Birthday with Amazing Surprise

Athena Wright smiling

Athena Wright was a young woman in her 20s when she embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, as well as the greatest sacrifice of…

Pentagon Claims Russian Military Has ‘Probably Lost Half of Their Main Battle Tanks’

Clare Fitzgerald
Ukrainian soldier walking by a damaged Russian tank

Over eight months since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the US Department of Defense has released a statement, saying the Russian forces have not…

Rare Photographs Reveal the Honorable History of Japan’s Samurai

Portrait of four samurai dressed in armor

Japan’s samurai were among the most powerful warriors of their time, rising through the ranks of society to become rulers in their own right. Not…