Category: WORLD WAR II

Kota Bharu: How Imperial Japan Conquered British Malaya in the Most Unlikely Way

Just 70 minutes before the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service commenced an attack on the United States naval base Pearl Harbor, another equally horrific battle…

How the First Night Vision Scope Influenced the Outcome at Okinawa

Night-Vision technology being used during a 1998 raid

A majority of the globe’s major powers fought in World War II and their combined efforts led to rapid advances in technology. Each country involved…

Germany Files Case Against Italy with UN’s Top Court Over WWII Reparations

Exterior of The Hague

The German government has filed a case against Italy with the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the two countries’ long-running dispute over…

David Hackworth: The Highly Decorated 101st Veteran Who Led Tiger Force In Vietnam

David Hackworth makes a point during a 1983 press conference

When he was still a teenager, David Hackworth decided that he wanted a life of adventure. And he certainly succeeded in accomplishing that feat. The…

US Army Garrison Italy Replaces Birthday Cake Stolen from Italian Girl 77 Years Ago

Meri Mion being presented with her birthday cake

Soldiers with US Army Garrison Italy have returned a birthday cake members of the 88th Infantry Division stole from a 13-year-old Italian girl 77 years…

Here’s The Way German Commandos Rescued An Imprisoned Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler have a conversation at a train station in 1937

In the 1940s, Adolf Hitler didn’t have all that many friends. He did, however, consider Benito Mussolini of Italy to be among those in his…

Colditz Castle Was Turned Into a Prisoner of War Camp During the Second World War

Colditz Castle

Colditz Castle, located in the Saxony town of the same name, has a long history. Dating back to the Holy Roman Empire, it has been…

C-4: The Vietnam-Era Explosive Still Used Today

The Second World War was the catalyst for countless new technologies that we still use today. From medicines like penicillin to the atomic bomb and…

Items Belonging to British World War II Veteran & Judo Black Belt to Hit Auction Block

Personal and wartime objects once belonging to Royal Air Force Warrant Officer Percy Yasuyi Sekine are slated to hit the auction block at Rowley’s Auction…

Japanese Ordnance Officials Disarm Unexploded WWII-Era Bomb at Construction Site

US aircraft dropping incendiary bombs

Officials in the Japanese city of Nagoya have announced that members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force safely diffused a bomb dating back to the…

Marie Marvingtf: The WWI and WWII Pilot And Nurse Who Lived An Incredible Life

A drawing of Marie Marvingt's air ambulance

Marie Marvingt was so renowned for her courage that in 1903, she was nicknamed “the fiancee of danger.’ She was many other things as well.…

From the Scythians to Russia: The Use of Scorched Earth Tactics in War

US Air Force helicopter spraying Agent Orange over the jungle

Scorched earth tactics have been used nearly as long as armies have conducted military campaigns. While the practice is less common in modern times, it…