MSN Slideshow | War History

Russo-Ukrainian War: Where Do We Stand As the Conflict Enters Its Third Year?

Clare Fitzgerald
Ukrainian troops driving a military tank down a road

On February 24, 2024, the Russo-Ukrainian War entered its third year. In what became the largest assault on a European nation since the Second World…

Battle of Moscow: A Critical Turning Point In the Fight Along the Eastern Front

June Steele
Three Red Army soldiers manning an anti-aircraft gun

When we delve into the defining moments of the Second World War, the Battle of Moscow stands out as a turning point that showcased the…

The Tragic Last Stand of the HMS Hood Against Germany’s Prized Battleship Bismarck

HMS Hood (51) at sea, with another ship in the distance

The HMS Hood (51), nicknamed the “Mighty Hood,” was the pride of the British Royal Navy, embodying the pinnacle of warship design in the early…

Chuck Mawhinney: The Legendary USMC Sniper Who Hit 16 Enemy in 30 Seconds on a Pitch-Black Night

Damian Lucjan
AI rendering of Chuck Mawhinney aiming his sniper rifle

In the realm of extraordinary military feats, several service members gain recognition, receiving public praise and awards – some even become the subjects of books…

Paddy Mayne Executed Some of the Most Daring Raids Against Enemy Strongholds During World War II

June Steele
Paddy Mayne standing in his military uniform

Paddy Mayne, a figure of both controversy and admiration, stands out for his contributions throughout the Second World War. His leadership in the Special Air…

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Scared the West – Until a Defector Exposed Its Secrets

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 taking off

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 “Foxbat” carved its niche in aviation history with a blend of awe and mystery. This iconic aircraft, developed by the Soviet Union,…

Was Herbert Sobel Really As Horrible As ‘Band of Brothers’ Made Him Out to Be?

David Schwimmer as Herbert Sobel in 'Band of Brothers' + Herbert Sobel wearing his military uniform

Herbert Sobel is widely considered to be one of the most disliked characters in the war genre, whether that be in film or television. David…

Was the Allied Bombing of Dresden a War Crime or Wartime Necessity?

June Steele
Aerial view of the ruins of Dresden

The Bombing of Dresden, Germany stands as one of the most controversial events of the Second World War and is a stark symbol of the…

An Earache Saved Paul Newman From Certain Death During the Battle of Okinawa

USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea + Military portrait of Paul Newman

When thinking of the biggest names of Vintage Hollywood, it’s likely Paul Newman comes to mind. The actor, philanthropist and auto racer starred in some…

Battle of Iwo Jima: One of the Bloodiest Battles in US Marine Corps History

June Steele
US Marines landing on Iwo Jima

As dawn broke on February 19, 1945, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean became the stage for one of World War II’s most…

Tupolev Tu-95: The Soviet-Era Bomber That Could See Nearly 100 Years of Active Service

Tupolev Tu-95MS in flight

Know by NATO as the “Bear,” the Tupolev Tu-95 is a turboprop-powered strategic bomber operated by the Russian Aerospace Forces. Dating back to the Cold…

Sukhoi Su-35: The Russian Multirole Fighter That Screams Aerial Dominance

Sukhoi Su-35 in flight

The Sukhoi Su-35 stands as a testament to Russia’s relentless pursuit of aerial dominance. This advanced, super-maneuverable, fourth-generation fighter jet has not only captured the…