Category: ARTICLES

Camouflage California: Hiding Air Bases, Factories and Plants in WWII

Jack Beckett

In February 1942 the United States Navy Monitors had been tracking a Japanese submarine lurking on the outskirts of San Francisco. Several nights after this,…

What’s the origin of “Kilroy was here”?

Jinny McCormick

A little comic relief really does work to calm the nerves and reduce tension. A welcome and a nod can make a new and frightening…

10 Little Known Facts about D-Day

Here are the numbers that tell you everything you need to know about D-Day. 2 Mulberry Harbours: A raid on Dieppe had taught the British…

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…