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Little-Known Facts Even the Biggest Movie Fan Doesn’t Know About ‘Rambo’

Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo in 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'

The movies in the Rambo franchise are some of the most beloved action flicks of all time. However, there’s more to them than just mindless…

Canadian Rangers Were the Last Western Military Unit to Equip the Lee-Enfield

The Canadian Armed Forces has a branch dedicated to the surveillance and protection of isolated areas of the north and along the coast. These specialized…

Bell P-39 Airacobra: World War II’s Most Controversial Low-Altitude Fighter

Two Bell P-39 Airacobras in flight

A substantial portion of combat during World War II occurred in the skies as countries developed their aerospace technology. That included the United States, which…

The Surprising Origins Behind These 9 Military Superstitions

AI rendering of two US Army soldiers standing in uniform on a stormy day

The US military is made up of the country’s finest men and women. They’re willing to risk their lives for their countrymen and will take…

The ‘Wild’ History Behind America’s Counterintelligence Service

Bill Donovan inspecting Operational Group members + Portrait of Bill Donovan

William “Wild Bill” Donovan is widely known as the “father of American Intelligence.” His determination to create a centralized counterintelligence unit paved the way for…

How Marie Curie Brought X-Ray Technology to the Front During World War I

Marie Curie holding chemistry beakers

Marie Curie is considered one of the most accomplished scientists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her discovery of radium and polonium helped win her…

Iva Toguri D’Aquino: The ‘Tokyo Rose’ Who Tried to Help the Allies and Was Convicted of Treason

Three Boeing B-29 Superfortresses flying over Japan + Iva Toguri D'Aquino smiling

Many Americans found themselves stranded abroad during the Second World War. One such individual was a woman named Iva D’Aquino (née Toguri). She spent a…

Bomber Mafia: Success, But At What Cost?

Three Boeing B-29 Superfortresses flying over Japan

People often don’t stop and consider the decision-making process that went into the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Malcolm Gladwell’s…

The Ghost Army Bamboozled the Germans Big Time During World War II

Inflatable M4 Sherman in the woods + Ghost Army patch

Many may not be aware of the Ghost Army and its work to aid the Allies’ efforts against Germany during the Second World War. Through…

Color Photos of the War Effort During the 1940s Bring History to Life

Three women watching men with the Eighth Air Force perform maintenance on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Photography during the Second World War is often thought of as only in black and white, which is an easy association to make, as the…

The Battle of the Bulge Was the Germans’ Last Major Offensive Against the Allies in Western Europe

Tank and soldiers moving through the snow during the Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge – also known as the Ardennes Offensive – was Germany’s last-ditch attempt at mounting a full-scale attack on the Western…

Attack of the Dead Men: The World War I Battle That Was Like a Scene Out of a Horror Movie

Russian soldiers aiming their fixed bayonets + Aerial view of German soldiers launching a gas attack on the Eastern Front

Combat during the First World War was unlike anything armies had ever seen before, due to the advent of tanks and new, more effective weapons.…