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Archaeologists Uncover Origins of 1,000-Year-Old ‘Excálibur’ Sword Unearthed in Spain

Spanish "Excálibur" sword being measured on a white table

Archaeologists in Valencia, Spain, have revealed new details about the region’s very own Excálibur sword, with recent research and examination dating it back over 1,000…

Record-Breaking 4,500 Visitors Attend Tiger Day Spring 2024

Clare Fitzgerald
Tiger 131 driving along a dirt track

The Tank Museum is celebrating after Tiger Day Spring 2024 brought in record-breaking attendance. The event, which occurs twice a year, saw an impressive 4,500…

Ceremony Held in Dorset to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Exercise Tiger

Crowd standing around the US D-Day Memorial in Victoria Gardens

A commemoration event to mark the 80th anniversary of Exercise Tiger took place on the afternoon of Friday, April 26, 2024, at Portland in Dorset,…

Medieval-Era Shipwreck Offers New Insight Into the ‘Military Revolution At Sea’

Two divers swimming over the wreck of Gribshunden

A recent investigation into the wreck of the famed Danish flagship Gribshunden/Griffin has provided new and interesting insight into the evolution of naval warfare during…

Folding the American Flag: What Does a Folded Flag Mean and Why Is It Folded Into a Triangle?

Clare Fitzgerald
US Army soldiers folding the American flag into a triangle

If you’ve ever attended a military funeral or a ceremony on Memorial Day, odds are you’ve watched guards come together to fold the American flag.…

Upcoming ‘Armour & Embarkation’ Event to Mark 80th Anniversary of D-Day Landings

World War II-era vehicles driving down a street in the middle of a town

A recreation of the movements of the American and British forces is scheduled to take place in the county of Dorset in Southern England to…

Retired ‘Lancelot’ B-1B Lancer Being Returned to Active Service

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 'Lancelot' taxiing down a runway at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

The US Air Force has made the decision to reactivate a Rockwell B-1B Lancer it put into storage three years ago. The strategic bomber, nicknamed…

Memorial Erected In Honor of American Troops Who Died In D-Day Rehearsal Exercise

Crowd gathered around the Exercise Tiger memorial

Nearly 80 years after the disastrous rehearsal for the D-Day landings, a memorial has been erected in honor of the 110 American servicemen who perished…

The Russian Army Launched Its Largest Tank Assault of the Russo-Ukrainian War – and Got Annihilated

Clare Fitzgerald
Aerial view of Russian tanks and BMPs being attacked while driving down a road

Over the weekend of March 30-31, 2024, the Russian Army launched its largest tank assault of the Russo-Ukrainian War. With a force of 48 tanks…

Last Surviving Crew Member of the USS Arizona (BB-39) Dead At 102

Lou Conter standing in front of the Arizona Remembrance Wall

The last survivor of the sinking of the USS Arizona (BB-39) on December 7, 1941, has died. Lou Conter, 102, was a US Navy sailor…

Ukraine Strikes Landing Ship Stolen By Russia During 2014 Annexation of Crimea

Konstantin Olshansky at sea

Ukraine is celebrating a minor victory after the country’s military struck several Russian Navy vessels in a recent attack. Among the ships to suffer damage…

Wreck of British Warship Sunk in the 18th Century Identified Off the Coast of Florida

Diver swimming over a coral-covered cannon from the HMS Tyger

Archaeologists with the National Park Service (NPS) have identified the wreck of a centuries-old British warship that was found off the coast of the Florida…