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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…

HMS Medusa (A353): The Ship That Marked the Way to Omaha Beach in June 1944

HMS Medusa (A353) anchored at a dock

The HMS Medusa (A353) – formerly known as the Harbour Motor Defence Launch (HMDL) 1387 – was near Omaha Beach on June 5, 1944, the…

The Magic Engineering Behind Why Early Fighters Didn’t Shoot Their Own Propellers

Close-up of the front of an aircraft equipped with an interrupter gear

Let’s dive into something that’s been bugging many for decades: how did old fighter aircraft shoot at the enemy without blasting their own propellers into…

The Evolution of Guédelon Castle – A 13th-Century Castle In the Modern Era

Clare Fitzgerald
Exterior of Guédelon Castle

In east-central France, just a two-hour drive south of Paris, a structure is being built that’s unlike any other. Guédelon Castle is, as its name…

A24 Releases Trailer for Award-Winning Holocaust Film, ‘The Zone of Interest’

Sandra Hüller as Hedwig Höss in 'The Zone of Interest'

The official trailer for the World War II-era movie The Zone of Interest has been released by A24. The feature, which premiered at the Cannes…