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Invading Okinawa, The Biggest Amphibious Invasion In The Pacific

Codenamed Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War which started on April…

Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Gestapo, Who Hitler Called “The Man with the Iron Heart”

Few men in all of human history have been responsible for such monstrous acts as Reinhard Heydrich. The head of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police,…

Exaggeration And Angels – The Battle of Mons, 1914

At the start of the First World War, the commanders of both sides expected fast-moving action. They believed devastating modern weapons would open gaps in…

The World War Two Bombing That Flattened The Heart Of Rotterdam

The Battle of Rotterdam began May 10th, 1940, and ended with the bombings on Rotterdam May 14th, 1940. German forces saw the Netherlands as an opportune…

Sir John Monash, One Illustrious Hero Of The Gallipoli Campaign

Elly Farelly

Sir John Monash is rightly regarded as one of the greatest generals of the First World War. In fact, he was considered by many during…

Losing The Kingdom – The Last Battle Of The Vikings On The West Coast Of Scotland

Jack Beckett

It was the age of the Great Mongol Khans. It was the age of Byzantium, of the Holy Roman Empire. The wars of the Reconquista…

The Devastating Power of Ancient Roman Sieges

Tactically, the purpose of a siege is almost always the same – to take control of a strongly defended position. The reasons for launching one…

Facts And Pictures: Bloody Battle For The Bridge Over The Rhine At Remagen In WW2, March 1945

On 7 March 1945, Allied troops captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. This surprise success allowed thousands of troops to cross the River Rhine and…

Four Men and One Woman – Five Mighty Leaders Whose Wars United Medieval England

Andrew Knighton

In the late ninth century, England was not a united country. Viking raiders from Denmark controlled the north and east. Norwegian and Irish raids left…

Discipline, Tactics, Personal Skill – Military Might Of Ancient Sparta

Two-and-a-half millennia after they were at the height of their power, the Spartans remain famous as some of the finest warriors in European history. The…

The Incredible Story Of The Only American To Fight For Both The U.S. And Russia In WWII

Colin Fraser

For much of the last 70 years, someone who fought for both America and Russia might bring to mind some Cold War espionage, a double…

Fighting The Invaders: Improvised Weapons Used In The 1944 Warsaw Uprising

The invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 marked the beginning of the Second World War. Polish people had a long history of occupation and…