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Flying ‘the Hump’ Required Allied Pilots to Fly Over the Himalayas in Terrible Conditions

Curtiss C-46 Commando flying over the Himalayas

During the Second World War, the Allied forces in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater faced a formidable logistical challenge in supplying troops and equipment…

The Tank Museum Receives Donation of Letters Written By British Soldier During World War II

Handwritten letter + Military portrait of Alan William "Jim" Harris

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom has announced that it’s received a donation of 65 letters dating back to World War II. The correspondences,…

Cold War-Era Missile Silo Dubbed the ‘Safest Home on Earth’ On the Market for $1.3 Million

X-ray of the Rolling Hills Missile Silo

An unusual property is currently on the market and it could be yours for a cool $1.3 million USD. The Rolling Hills Missile Silo –…

Florida Man Finds Live Vietnam-Era Military Round In Garage, Prompts Response From Bomb Squad

Live military round placed on a metal object outside + Close-up of the end of a live military round placed on a metal object outside

The death of a family member can be a sad event, made even more so by having to go through the items they left behind.…

An Unmanned Soviet MiG-23M Once Flew 560 Miles Before Crashing Into a Belgian Farm

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23M "Flogger" in flight

In July 1989, a routine training flight turned into a fatal incident when a Soviet Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23M “Flogger” suffered issues with its engine.…

Upcoming ‘Battle Over Britain’ Film Chronicles World War II’s First Major Aerial Campaign

Still from 'Battle Over Britain'

The World War II-era film Battle Over Britain is slated to premiere in theaters in just under a month. Coming from the company behind 2019’s…

Cold War-Era Satellite Images Reveal Hundreds of Roman-Era Forts

Collage of four aerial images of Roman-era forts

Declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images have revealed new details about the Roman Empire, as they show hundreds of previously undiscovered forts from the era.…

Facts About ‘The Great Escape’ – Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough Didn’t Get Along!

Steve McQueen as Capt. Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts in 'The Great Escape'

The Great Escape (1963) is one of the best war films ever released – that’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Starring Steve McQueen, Richard…

Adolf Galland: The Luftwaffe Air Ace Who Survived Being Shot Down Four Times

June Steele
Messerschmitt Bf 109 in flight + Military portrait of Adolf Galland

Adolf Galland is often remembered as one of the most distinguished fighter aces of the Second World War. His remarkable career with the Luftwaffe saw…

Mel Brooks: The Famed Jewish Comedian Who Fought the Germans In Europe

Mel Brooks sitting on a couch

Mel Brooks is arguably one of the most recognizable faces in the realm of comedy. With a career spanning decades, he’s the brains behind some…

TRIGON: The CIA Spy Who Funneled Soviet Secrets to the United States

Rosemary Giles
Portrait of Aleksandr Ogorodnik, better known by the spy name "TRIGON" + Krasnoluzhsky Bridge running over the Moskva River

Aleksandr Ogorodnik’s death was like something out of a spy film – that is, of course, because he was a secret agent. Operating under the…

From Wartime Necessity to Chocoholic Revolution: Hershey’s World War II-Era Tropical Bar

June Steele
US Marines coming ashore from landing craft + Hershey's Tropical Bar

As the Second World War raged on, the United States faced a myriad of challenges, one of which was ensuring troops remained well-fed and supplied…