Category: ARTICLES

Jim “Pee Wee” Martin 3/506 101st Airborne thoughts on Band of Brothers episode 6 “Bastogne”

Joris Nieuwint

A few remarks about Episode #6 “Bastogne” of the “Band of Brothers” series. Bastogne…Bastogne…Bastogne. How could I have ever imagined as a young boy growing…

A World War II mystery:Why is a Navy fighter plane submerged off Miami Beach?

Ian Harvey

Randy Jordan took his boat, Emerald Diver, out in the middle of December, 2010. The weather was good, and the visibility was good underwater, so…

August Landmesser, shipyard worker in Hamburg, refused to perform Nazi salute

Nikola Budanovic

His gesture remains engraved in the minds of people around the world, yet August Landmesser’s name is not widely known. He is the man in the iconic…

Instead of firing, Stigler gave a salute. Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace

Truly touching moments of humanity, ethics and morals are rather rare in warfare. The Christmas Truce of WWI was an excellent example of such humanity,…

Witold Pilecki: ‘Beyond bravery’ during World War II – Getting INTO Auschwitz

Damian Lucjan

Inmate 4859. The Death Camp Volunteer – Beyond Bravery  Thus, I am expected to describe bare facts only, as my colleagues want it. It was…

Recovery of German U-Boat U534 (scroll down for video)

Jack Beckett

The Type IX C40 U-534 was a long-range submarine used by the German Navy from 1942 – 1945. Commissioned in Hamburg, it was used chiefly…

German WW2 Panzer Relics in Bulgaria (Video)

Joris Nieuwint

During World War II when Bulgaria joined the Axis powers in fighting the Soviet Union, they were given some 97 German Panzer IV tanks, about…

Germany remembers – 18th of November 2012 – Volkstrauertag by Rob Schäfer

Today is Volkstrauertag on which germany remembers those who were killed in war.  Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden,Einen bessern findst du nit.Die Trommel schlug zum Streite,Er ging…

TIGER 1 – PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WHEATCROFT COLLECTION

The Wheatcroft Collection feels compelled to make the following statement following our reading of comments on certain forums/blogs. It is clear many of them are…

Book Review: The Way It Was by L. Langford Hodges

Phil Hodges

L. Langford Hodges captures the imagination of World War II history buffs, military strategists, and patriotic citizens as he relates the realities of war, the…

Fascinating Abandoned Military Bases From All Around The World

Joris Nieuwint

Military bases and installations, built to last only a few years or to support a 1000-year Reich have been left abandoned across the globe. Some…

Pippingford Park 36 Hour tactical Event

Joris Nieuwint

This private tactical event was organised by Pete Skillman with help from Manny Trainor and Marc Almond and was set in the wonderful East sussex…