Category: WORLD WAR I

Eddie Rickenbacker The War Hero

Eddie Rickenbacker is an American who seemingly lived ten lifetimes in one. He was a successful mechanic, automotive designer, race car driver, businessman, government consultant,…

WWI Uniforms

From spiked German helmets to steampunk-looking body armor, WWI certainly saw its fair share of strange uniform choices. WWI is a fascinating war as it…

German Zeppelin and Cow Intestines

A rain of German bombs falling onto London may sound like a scene from the Blitz, but the city was also attacked by Germany during…

Where did we get the GI name for American Soldiers

Depending on who you ask, the meaning of “G.I.” can vary. From government issue to general issue, no one can seem to agree on one…

Soldiers standing around a casket + Funeral for the American Unknown soldier

Over the weekend, hundreds of French and American military personnel and civilians marked the 100th anniversary of the selection of the American Unknown soldier from…

WWI grenade + Calbee potato mascot

We’ve all heard stories about people finding human thumbs in their soda or rat tails in their fried chicken. However, we bet you’ve never heard…

The Kettering Bug

Today, drone technology is a critical component on the battlefield and is evolving at a rapid pace. There are many that believe it is only…

Tank Battles

Tanks have only been a tool of war since WWI when the British first deployed their slow, heavy yet powerful steel beasts. Despite their relatively…

UC-97 Submarine

Right now, resting at the bottom of Lake Michigan is a 185-ft German submarine. U-boats of the German Imperial Navy did close in on the…

Hungarian Soldiers

A year into the First World War, Paul Kern, a Hungarian soldier, was shot in the head by a Russian bullet. But instead of dying,…

During WWI German U-boats were wreaking havoc against Allied ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Replacing these ships was becoming harder as steel supplies dwindled, so…

General John J. Pershing awarding Sergeant Stubby a medal

Animals have been a part of military units throughout history. From ancient times to modern conflicts, they were of use on the battlefield and provided…