Category: TODAY IN HISTORY

Being a WWII Historian WW2TV Show – October 12th

In 2016, in a Guardian article titled ‘Big Books by Blokes about Battles – Why is History Still Written Mainly By Men?”, Sir Antony Beevor…

Today in Military History – September 25th

Today in Military History – September 25th 1066: Battle of Stamford Bridge This battle was fought between the English army of King Harold Goodwinson and…

Today in Military History – September 24th

1925: France renegotiates its debt from WWI France tried to renegotiate its war debt of $4,000,000,000, citing that the French government could not pay without…

Today in Military History – September 23rd

1779: Captain John Paul Jones defeats British and Utters Now Famous Phrase During the Revolutionary War, the British man-of-war HMS Serapis clashed against the American…

Today in Military History – September 22nd

1862: President Abraham Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation Following the Union victory (draw) at Antietam (Sharpsburg), the President’s proclamation freed all slaves who were still…

Today in Military History – September 21

1939: President Roosevelt Again Attempts to Revoke the Neutrality Acts Having grown war-weary after WWI, Americans thought at the time that the best answer to…

Today in Military History – September 20th

 451 AD: Romans Defeat Attila the Hun at the Battle of the Catalunian Plains Flavius Aetius had signed an agreement allowing the Huns to settle…

Wreckage Found in 1963 Might Hold Answers about the Lost Patrol Which Disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945

On December 5th, 1945, a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers went on a training mission, never to return again. They took off…

The Mysterious Military Compound in North Carolina, Nicknamed the Big Hole Still Spawns Conspiracy Theories, More Than Two Decades after Its Closure

The Cold War has left us many extraordinary remnants, many made for military purposes. Countless bunkers and bomb shelters were constructed all over the world…

The Nazi Invasion of the Balkans & Yugoslavia – A Costly Victory

In early 1941, Adolf Hitler could look at a map of Eastern Europe and think that his plans were progressing nicely. The invasion of the…

The Trip Of A Lifetime: Bomber Camp 2018

Do you remember watching the movies Twelve O’clock High or Memphis Belle? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly your own…

First down on Yamato, arriving with the attack force on Nov. 20 Beebe & his pilots went to work.  – By Barry Smith

On the morning of Saturday, April 7th, 1945 tension aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12) was times a thousand.  The fighter pilots with Hornet’s Air…