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North American B-25 Mitchell: The Most Produced American Medium Bomber of World War II

North American B-25 Mitchell in flight

The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engine medium bomber that saw service throughout the Second World War. Flying in all theaters of the…

History of Malbork Castle: From the Teutonic Knights to the Second World War

Samantha Franco
Exterior of Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle has a long and rich history that makes it deserving of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 13th-century castle is…

The Movies That Made Kirk Douglas One of the War Genre’s Best

Ryan McLachlan
Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax in 'Paths of Glory'

Kirk Douglas was a Hollywood legend, with many of his movies about war and military-related topics. He began his career in 1946 after serving with…

Zone Rouge: The WWI-Era Battlefields That Are Still Dangerous Over 100 Years Later

Craters and trees scattered across the battlefield in Verdun

Zone Rouge – or the “Red Zone” – is a chain of former battlefields across northeastern France that the government has cordoned off due to…

Michael Caine Became a Staple of the War Movie Genre With These Releases

Ryan McLachlan
Michael Caine as Lt. Gonville Bromhead in 'Zulu' + Michael Caine as Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur in 'A Bridge Too Far'

Sir Michael Caine is a legend of the silver screen, with many of his appearances being in war- and military-related movies. He began acting in…

Tom Hanks Fired An Actor from ‘Band of Brothers’ Because He Had ‘Dead Eyes’

Clare Fitzgerald
Still from 'Band of Brothers' + Tom Hanks wearing a suit + Connor Ratliff speaking into a microphone

Band of Brothers (2001) is one of the best miniseries ever released. Depicting the World War II-era service of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,…

Roddie Edmonds: The NCO Who Risked His Life to Save Hundreds of Jewish-American POWs

British prisoners of war (POWs) standing behind a barbed wire fence + Military portrait of Roddie Edmonds

A number of Americans risked their lives to save those in trouble during the Second World War, but few were as brave as Master Sgt.…

Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Crimson Tide’

Ryan McLachlan
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman as Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter, Executive Officer and Capt. Frank Ramsey, Commanding Officer in 'Crimson Tide'

Crimson Tide (1995) is an American submarine thriller directed by Tony Scott and starring actors Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. The film masterfully combines suspenseful…

Götheborg of Sweden: The Replica 1700s Ship That Rescued a Modern-Day Vessel In Distress

Ryan McLachlan
Götheborg of Sweden sailing along the coast

Götheborg of Sweden – or Götheborg III – is a seagoing replica of the Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg I, which was launched in 1738. The original ship…

The Best Vietnam War Movies to Watch If You Like ‘Platoon’

Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger as Sgt. Elias, Chris Taylor and Staff Sgt. Barnes in 'Platoon'

Platoon (1986) is one of the greatest movies about the Vietnam War. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe, the film was directed by…

Nearly 500,000 Purple Hearts Were Made In Preparation for the Proposed American Invasion of Japan

US Marines aiming their weapons in the field

Operation Downfall was a planned military operation by the United States and its allies toward the end of the Second World War. The aim was…

Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Gladiator’

Ryan McLachlan
Russell Crowe as Maximus Meridius in 'Gladiator'

Gladiator (2000) is an acclaimed ancient Roman historical epic, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. Set during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius,…