Category: WORLD WAR II

Julia Child is best known for bringing delicious French food into American kitchens, but did you know she was an American spy during the Second…

Fish and Chips and British Soldiers

You may take our tea, sugar, biscuits, and jam, but not our fish and chips! To defeat Germany during WWII the British population had to…

FG 42 Automatic Rifle

The FG 42 was a powerful automatic rifle developed by the Germans during WWII and served in a similar role to the Browning Automatic Rifle…

Fw 190

In the early stages of WWII, aerial combat over Europe was dominated by the German Bf 109 and British Spitfire. Both of these aircraft received…

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…

Missile lifting off from Kwajalein Atoll + Two people walking in a dark cave

The world’s military superpowers are known for being secretive when it comes to their operations, so it’s no surprise there are numerous formerly-secret bases located…

Boros 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

The job of an anti-aircraft gun is surprisingly demanding. It must be able to destroy or deter a fast-moving target by aiming not where it…

Military success must run in the Patton family. It is well known that General George Patton was an extremely successful commander in the United States…

Residents walking around Helsinki + North American B-25 Mitchell in the air

While often overshadowed by larger combatants, Finland was involved in World War II almost from day one. Just a few months after Germany invaded Poland,…

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…

Supermarine Spitfire flying over the British countryside

World War II and aircraft enthusiasts rejoice: an ultra-rare airworthy Supermarine Spitfire will be sold at auction in the United Kingdom, and it can be…

Island Warriors running through the jungle

The US Marine Corps has announced it will be deactivating its famed 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment – better known as the Island Warriors battalion…