Category: ARTICLES

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Paths of Glory’ Was Loosely Based on a Real-Life Tragedy

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

War movies have always been one of the most popular genres of film and, for many years, they unambiguously portrayed their conflicts as noble. Renowned…

10 Mistakes Made By the Filmmakers Behind ‘Pearl Harbor’

Promotional image for 'Pearl Harbor,' featuring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett

Director Michael Bay made his mark with films like The Rock (1996), Bad Boys (1995) and Armageddon (1998). He was eventually given the chance to…

The British Were Harvesting Soldiers’ Organs During WWI

Soldiers kneeling over an injured comrade on the battlefield

A book by Canadian historian Tim Cook has brought to light some disturbing evidence regarding a British program that saw the harvesting of slain Canadian…

May 15 Incident: When Japan Tried to Spark a War Using Charlie Chaplin

Two Japanese newspaper clippings + Portrait of Charlie Chaplin

On May 15, 1932, the world was almost plunged into an unexpected war. The Imperial Japanese Navy had organized a coup d’état through a series…

Lauri Törni: The Only SS Member to Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

Military portrait of Lauri Törni

Finland was in a strange place during the Second World War. At first, the nation hoped to stay out of the conflict. That became impossible…

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider: The Best Attack Plane Ever Made

Douglas A-1H Skyraider of the 602nd Special Operations Squadron over Vietnam, June 1970.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was not only an integral aircraft used following WWII, but it was also a deadly weapon capable of eviscerating the enemy…

Russian Soldiers Are Shooting Themselves In the Legs to Get Out of Ukraine

Russian soldier standing in shadow

As the Russo-Ukrainian War drags on, more and more Russian soldiers are beginning to grow weary of fighting. Intercepted audio shows troops are beginning to…

Abu Tahsin al-Salhi: The “Sheikh of Snipers” Who Killed 384 ISIS Fighters

Abu Tahsin al-Salhi resting his rifle on his shoulder

There was once an Iraqi soldier who was an inspiration to his comrades for his endurance and dedication to defending his country. He killed a…

Richard Nixon Once Tried to Nuke North Korea – While He Was Drunk

Mushroom cloud rising into the sky + Kim il-Sung holding a glass of liquor + Richard Nixon drinking from a cocnut

Richard Nixon spent much of his life trying to become the president of the United States and he finally succeeded with the 1968 election. Not…

How the Legend of the Gurhkas’ Kukri Blade was Forged

Gurkhas standing in a line with their Kukri blades

In 1814, the British Army first encountered Nepalese soldiers known as Gurkhas. While both were initially enemies, the British later brought the Gurkhas into their…

Operation Trent: The British Special Air Service’s Astonishing Daylight Mission in Afghanistan

British troops sitting on an armored vehicle in the desert

The British Special Air Service (SAS) is considered one of the most elite forces units in the world. They operate with extreme secrecy, are deadly…

All Five of the Second World War’s Triple Aces in a Day Flew for the German Luftwaffe

Messerschmitt Bf 109G parked on a runway

The Second World War saw thousands of air battles between pilots. Germany, which started the conflict in 1939 with its invasion of Poland, held a…