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The Shotguns of WWII: Model 1897 and Model 1912

Model 12 during Okinawa

Aside from a flame thrower, there are few close-range weapons as deadly as a shotgun. Shotguns are terrifyingly effective at short ranges, as their shot…

The Evolution of Sea Mines and Their Impact on War

Three German soldiers sitting atop a pile of sea mines

Sea mines are some of the most terrifying and destructive weapons at a navy’s disposal. Capable of wreaking havoc on fleets, they’re a staple of…

Black Tom Explosion: German Sabotage on US Soil During WWI

Jesse Beckett
Jersey City pier broken into pieces following the Black Tom explosion

On the morning of July 30, 1916, Manhattan was lit up by a huge flash, before being slammed by an enormous blast wave. Three men and…

Common WW1 Myths That Have Been Debunked By Experts

Perhaps no other war in history has attracted as much scrutiny as the First World War. With attention comes myths, misinformation, and controversies that have…

5 Little-Known Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

images of the Tomb

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located in Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, United States and is one of the most symbolic and hollowed…

These Are the Salaries Paid to US Troops During Each War

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Video Footage Shows Extent of Damage Caused by Fighting in WW1

Jacques Trolley de Prévaux featured photo

We have all seen photos of the devastating damage left in the wake of the First World War. Cities that were reduced to rubble, large…

The Most Unforgiving Battlefield Conditions in Military History

Passchendaele Photo

When discussing battles throughout the history of warfare, the participants and the equipment and tactics they used are usually the focus. However, the actual physical…

Captain America’s Army Unit Is Real And Still Active Today

The Blue Spaders and Captain America

In 1941 beloved superhero Captain America appeared in a Marvel comic book for the first time. Shown punching the Führer on his debut comic cover,…

America’s First Code Talkers Were Choctaw Soldiers During WWI

Navajo Code Talkers

To keep their plans a secret from the enemy during the fighting in WWII, the US famously employed Native American code talkers who communicated in…

The Incredible Life Of War Hero Eddie Rickenbacker: War Hero, Pioneer, And So Much More

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,…

Surprising Facts About WWI Uniforms

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…