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After WW2, The Jewish Brigade Was Formed – They Gave New Hope To Jewish Refugees In Europe

In the spring of 1945, a new unit arrived on the British lines in northern Italy: His Majesty’s Jewish Brigade Group. Made up Jewish volunteers…

Sedalia Airman Killed at Pearl Harbor Was Missouri’s First WWII Casualty

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star…

Against All The Odds – The First Mission To Bomb Japan After Pearl Harbor

Sometime, war is no different than your average street fight regardless of how crude that might seem. When a man is punched in the nose,…

The American Jewish Mobster Who Hunted Down Nazi Sympathizers And Secured New York Harbor

When the phrase “organized crime” is muttered, it’s easy to conjure up images of the bright lights, spinning slot machines, or the card tables of…

Sergeant “Smokey” Smith VC: “I Don’t Take Prisoners, I’m Paid to Kill Them”

If you ask any combat infantryman, you will hear that there are men who make their life easy in garrison and men who make their…

When The Nuclear Submarine USS San Francisco Crashed Into An Undersea Mountain

Launched in 1979, the USS San Francisco is the third American ship, boat or submarine to carry a title featuring San Francisco in the name.  In…

He Started As An Artillery Officer And Became An Emperor – The Spectacular Rise Of Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte began life as the son of relatively minor Corsican nobility. Through talent, perseverance, and charisma, he forged a path that took him to…

John Glenn, Inspirational Astronaut And Senator Who Flew Combat Missions In Korea And World War Two

John Glenn, born July 18, 1921, was the oldest living former U.S. senator until his death on December 8. Before his 25-year career in the…

The Incredible WW2 Story Of Intrepid Espionage Agent Bill Chong: Agent 50

By Catherine Clement Not every secret agent is flashy and well-dressed like James Bond. In fact, sometimes the most unassuming individuals prove to be the…

How Hitler Came to Power – The Inexorable March Toward World War Two

Before he was the Fuhrer, he was a Gefreiter in the Imperial German Army, a rank equivalent to Lance Corporal. Before he was a nationalist,…

He Parachuted Out Of His Crippled B-24 Then Killed The Enemy Pilot With A Head Shot From A Pistol

The following story may or may not be true, but the US Army Air Force (USAAF) believes it is. It is about a man who…

The Duke Of Marlborough Was A Very Successful General – He Was Adaptable, Cunning, And He Looked After His Men

John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) is perhaps the greatest commander in British military history. Leading British troops on the continent in the…