Category: WORLD WAR II

442nd Infantry Unit in WWII

The United States’ most decorated WWII unit was made up of people considered ‘enemy aliens’ at the time. When America joined WWII after the attack…

Weird Tanks

Since the creation of the world’s first tank in 1916, known as Little Willie, engineers have continuously strived to make them bigger, better, faster, and…

Gremlin poster + Spitfire flying through the clouds + Roald Dahl leaning on a table

Pilots had to contend with a lot during the Second World War. Along with fighting the enemy in the skies above Europe and the Pacific,…

Torpedownia Image

An abandoned piece of German construction still stands today off the coast of Poland, near the town of Gdynia. The structure, which sits on the…

B-24 Bomber

The B-24 Liberator was one of the US’ primary heavy bombers of WWII. It fought alongside the legendary B-17 but has since been overshadowed by…

Lily Ebert with Dov Forman + Hyman Schulman on a telephone

Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert faced the worst humanity could throw at her when she was taken from her home in Hungary and transported to Auschwitz.…

After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941, the US and its allies in the Pacific were subjected to a series of Japanese victories,…

In a tiny peninsula outside of the Free City of Danzig, ruins can still be found from the first battle of the Second World War.…

lunge mine example

During WWII, Japan was famous for its suicidal attacks against its enemies. Although to many this may seem strange, Japan understood the overwhelming odds they…

Military portrait of Ernest N. Vienneau + B-17 Flying Fortress in the air

The remains of United States Army Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Ernest N. Vienneau have officially been identified. The news follows a joint-recovery mission by the…

The invention of the ejection seat is one of the biggest milestones for aviation safety in the history of flight. Before ejection seats, exiting an…

Two WRENS working on a Colossus computer + the exterior of Bletchley Park

The work done at Buckinghamshire’s Bletchley Park is credited with shortening World War II by between two and four years. The UK’s greatest minds worked…