Category: WORLD WAR I

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…

Dazzle Camouflage

The threat presented by German U-boats led to the adoption of ‘dazzle’ camouflage for merchant shipping crossing the Atlantic Ocean. German submarines were a truly…

Spy Trees

The stalemate in the trenches during The Great War meant the two sides were evenly matched, so even the smallest advantage for one could mean…

Bonus Army Burning Structures

In 1932, 43,000 demonstrators made their way to the US Capitol to demand early access to service bonus certificates. The demonstration was carried out by…

Virtually all militaries around the world today field some type of tank, or a variation of one for certain tasks. No matter what vehicle this…

Munitionettes working at machines

As World War I raged on, the British government was running low on soldiers and munitions. While conscription rectified the troop shortage, it only fueled…

By today’s standards, a submarine from 1918 is rather basic, but even for a submarine of the time, using sails as a means of propulsion…

In this National Guard historic painting by H. Charles McBarron, Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the Harlem Hellfighters, go into action near Sechault, France, on September 29, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

On Monday, Congress signed the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act, which will see the WWI infantry unit awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor.…