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Site of Historic Clash Between Spartacus and the Roman Republic Discovered in Italy

Remnants of a stone wall covered in moss, running along the forest floor

A team of archaeologists working in Italy have uncovered the site where famed gladiator Spartacus and his followers clashed with soldiers serving the Roman Republic.…

Brendan Fraser to Portray Dwight D. Eisenhower in Upcoming Movie About D-Day Landings

Troops on Omaha Beach, with ships and barrage balloons stationed off the coast + Portrait of Brendan Fraser + Military portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Brendan Fraser has experienced a renaissance (or, should we say, a Brennaissance) since his Oscar-winning role in 2022’s The Whale. It appears he’s continuing to…

US Navy Exonerates Black Sailors Court-Martialed in 1944 Port Chicago Disaster

The US Navy has officially exonerated 258 Black sailors in relation to courts-martial imposed following the deadly Port Chicago Disaster in July 1944. Eighty years…

She Was Adopted in the Chaos of the Post-War Era – Over Seven Decades Later, She Discovered a Brother She Didn’t Know Existed

Elana Milman and Juliusz Gorzkoś hugging in a parking garage

Families were frequently split up during the Second World War, never knowing if they’d be reunited. While attempts were made by survivors to locate their…

US Navy Takes Delivery of Destroyer Named for MoH Recipient John Basilone

USS John Basilone (DDG-122) transiting through the Kennebec River + John Basilone in his US Marine Corps uniform

The US Navy has officially taken delivery of its latest warship, the Flight IIA guided missile destroyer USS John Basilone (DDG-122). The Arleigh Burke-class vessel,…

Centerpiece of the National World War I Memorial to Be Delivered to Washington, DC

View of the area where "A Soldier's Journey" will be installed at the National World War I Memorial

Almost a decade in the making, the centerpiece of the National World War I Memorial is finally slated to arrive in Washington, DC. The 58-foot-long,…

Volunteers Requesting Help to Save World War II-Era Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown

SS John W. Brown docked at port

One of the last remaining operational World War II-era liberty ships is at risk of falling into disrepair and losing its certification from the US…

Over 160 Years After Being Executed By the Confederates, Two Union Soldiers Receive the Medal of Honor

Portrait of Philip Shadrach + Portrait of George Wilson

The Great Locomotive Chase of April 1862 was among the most daring raids of the American Civil War. Led by James J. Andrews, a group…

China Claims It’s Collected a Submarine-Finding Sonar Device Dropped By the US Navy in the South China Sea

Clare Fitzgerald
Boeing P-8A Poseidon in flight

China has allegedly recovered a US-deployed submarine-finding sonar device in a contested area of the South China Sea. News of the discovery was announced by…

TANKFEST 2024 Stuns Attendees With Live Tank Displays, Living History Re-Enactments

Geoff Moore
Tanks driving around the TANKFEST 2024 outdoor arena

TANKFEST 2024 in Bovington, Dorset, United Kingdom, saw two unique demonstrations of a pair of armored vehicles separated by over 70 years! Put on by…

Over 24,000 Attend Sold-Out TANKFEST 2024 at The Tank Museum

Clare Fitzgerald
Ajax driving around an arena

The Tank Museum is celebrating yet another successful TANKFEST, as the 2024 iteration of the event saw over 24,000 visitors from across the world attend.…

The Tank Museum Launches Fundraising Campaign to Restore M47 Patton

M47 Patton parked in a grassy area outside

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom, has launched a fundraising campaign to fund the restoration of its sole M47 Patton. The Cold War-era medium…