Category: WORLD WAR I

These Classic Actors Served During World War I And Became Huge Hollywood Stars

Humphrey Bogart portrays Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon

While it was still a new phenomenon, studios were cranking out movies in the 1920s and 1930s. As a result, many of the early stars…

Frederick Banting: The Co-Discoverer of Insulin Served in Both World Wars

Frederick Banting working at a desk

Shortly before 2:00 AM on October 31, 1920, Frederick Banting woke up from a dream that would change the lives of millions. He quickly scribbled…

Legendary Battles That Would Make Outstanding Films

Artist's depiction of the Battle of Belleau Wood + Swedish machine gunner aiming a machine gun in the snow

War movies have been popular for as long as films have existed. As a result, some of the more popular subjects have been completely exhausted.…

Dan Daly: The Legendary Marine of Big Words and Bigger Deeds

Military portrait of Dan Daly + Dan Daly being presented with the Médaille militaire

“My God! Do you mean he’s real? I thought he was somebody the Marines made up, like Paul Bunyan!” These words were said by a…

The Exploits of Fritz Joubert: South African Turned German War Spy

Fritz Duqesne being interrogated

Fritz Joubert Duquesne was a man originally born in South Africa who spied for the Germans in two World Wars. In between the battles, he…

8 Fierce Historical Military Figures Most People Haven’t Heard About

Portrait of Francis Pegahmagabow + Stanislav Petrov sitting in his apartment + Lyudmila Pavlichenko holding a sniper rifle

History is filled with so many fierce fighters that it’s not surprising some have been largely forgotten following their service. Here are eight of the…

The Relatively Unknown But Gruesome Battle of St. Eloi Craters

Military historians have often overlooked the First World War battle of St. Eloi Craters. Perhaps this lack of interest is because it was a Canadian…

Humphrey Bogart Served In Two World Wars In Very Different Roles

Although Humphrey Bogart is remembered as one of the greatest Hollywood actors of all time, we should also remember him for his efforts during the…

The Amazing Life of Eugene Bullard: Boxer, Nightclub Owner and Military Pilot

Eugene Bullard wearing his Legionnaire uniform

Eugene Bullard was the first Black American military pilot, flying combat missions for France during the First World War. He left the United States with…

The Type B Bus ‘Pigeon Loft’ Was A Strange Sight on the Western Front

British soldier standing atop a Type-B Bus "Pigeon Loft"

Over time, there have been some odd vehicles seen on battlefields, but few were as eye-catching as the Type B Bus “Pigeon Loft.” The Allied…

Why Did Flying Boats Experience a Dip in Popularity Following WWII?

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina patrol bomber taking off on water

Starting from as soon as man conquered flight to the end of the Second World War, flying boats were an extremely popular type of aircraft.…

The Most Anticipated War Movies of 2022

Operation Mincemeat + Top Gun: Maverick

There’s nothing we love more than a good war film, whether it be a fictitious story or the retelling of an event that actually happened.…