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The Tide Turns On The Unstoppable Mongol Invasion

There are few military forces more infamous and renowned in history than the Mongolian armies of the 13th Century. They swept through Asia and into…

“Sandstorm Division” – Military Records, Newspapers Provide Insight Into Local WWI Veteran, F. Jobe

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…

Simplicity – General Montgomery’s Battle Plan for D-Day Was Hand-Written On One Page

Ian Harvey

The D-Day invasion was one of the most complex military operations ever undertaken. 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel in one day, with support from…

“Hitler’s Atlantic Wall” – Book Review by Mark Barnes

The Forty-Marriott alliance has produced some interesting work in recent years as they sought different ways to produce what we might loosely term battlefield guides.…

An Air Force Veteran Describes His Service Spanning Vietnam And The Cold War

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…

‘Scarface’ – The Elite Nazi Commando Who Hitler Sent To Rescue Mussolini

Otto Skorzeny was one of Germany’s finest commandos. An engineer by profession, he tried to volunteer for the Luftwaffe (German Air Force), in the year…

“Don’t shoot, we’re Republicans” – The Strange Tale of the US Destroyer Which Almost Assassinated The President

From November 1943 until her bizarre loss in June 1945, the American destroyer William D. Porter was often met with the clever greeting: “Don’t shoot,…

Milunka Savić: Possibly The Most Decorated Female In The History Of Warfare

Fighting in the Balkan Wars and then in World War I, Milunka Savić was considered by some to be the most decorated female soldier in history.…

This WW1 Private Used A Machine Gun To Cover His Comrades’ Retreat – He Was Awarded The Victoria Cross

The British Expeditionary force was awoken on August 23, 1914, by a massive infantry attack. The German army had amassed along the French frontier, having…

A Real Life Weapon Of Legend: Greek Fire

Greek fire was a real weapon which has achieved near-legendary status. An incendiary device deployed against advancing Arabs by the defenders of Constantinople; it became…

“I Was Happiest In The Sky” – This Woman Was The First Person To Encounter The Attackers At Pearl Harbor

The first Americans to see the Japanese that fatal day they bombed Pearl Harbor were not on the ground. They were in the air, and…

In WW2 This Amazing Woman Fought Japanese In The Philippines, Aided The Resistance, And Resisted Interrogation

Everyone has a story about how they came to join the military. Some do it for the opportunity it presents. Others do it for patriotism. Some are…