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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,…

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…

A Dangerous Job: Clearing Unexploded WW2 Bombs In The Pacific

There are divers who search for wrecks under the sea in the hopes of finding treasure, but those from Operation Render Safe, are diving for…

The Air War: Soaring Above America’s World War Two North African Landings

During WWII, air power played a vital role on almost every front although when the American landings occurred in North Africa, that crucial element was…

Cavalry in The Great War: Successes, Disasters, And The Herald Of Change

WWI is widely regarded as the end of cavalry warfare. Changes in technology had made mounted soldiers a liability, instead of the hard-hitting asset they…

The Samnite Wars, Paving the Way for the Might of the Roman Empire

The Roman Republic was a magnificent entity. It had its problems, as all governments do, but the men served it proudly and it took many…

‘Corsair Fleet’ – The Brave Civilian Crews Who Took On Nazi Submarines To Protect the American Coast

While many people know the story of the “Little Ships of Dunkirk,” Great Britain was not the only nation to call upon its civilian sailors…

The End of an Era – The Sack of Rome

Rome, the city that had ruled the world, was in chaos. To the northwest, a great pillar of dirty smoke rose skywards from the Gardens…

The Long Shadow Of Hitler’s Reich – Surviving Buildings From The Nazi Era

The Nazi government under Adolf Hitler saw architecture as a means of imposing fear and respect. Hitler, like many Germans, had an admiration of the…

It’s Peaceful Today, But It Was The Site Of A Desperate Battle In WW2 – Omaha Beach

The largest amphibious landing in history took place in 1944, on the 6th of June. Since war broke out in 1939, German forces had dominated…

The Axis Powers: How A Handful Of Individuals Changed The World

The Second World War was a transformative event in global history. More than a hundred million soldiers took part in the hostilities. Sixty to eighty…

Sergeant Stubby: The Most Decorated Dog of The First World War

Dogs are often regarded as man’s best friend. They are loyal animals, can be very protective and can be trained to do many tasks. For…