Category: WORLD WAR II

U-1206 – The Only Sub to be Sunk By a Dump on the Toilet

The U-1206 was commissioned on March 16, 1944 and a type 7C U-boat. This type U-Boat was equipped with a new type of toilet designed…

WHO-Tube: Abandoned; WW2 Luftwaffe German Military Airbase

The German airfield Schönwalde was built in 1934 by the German Ministry of Aviation as a base for the German Air Force. They did this at…

A Life Shaped By War – An American Veteran Reflects On Pearl Harbor 20 Years Of Naval Service

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star…

Check Out The Incredible Armored Trains Of WWI & WWII

Armored trains are a relic of the past by today’s standards but in the late 19th and early 20th century, these big steel-plated locomotives besieged…

2013: TIGER IN THE TANK – Historians Find Body Of German War Hero Kurt Knispel

Kurt Knispel is considered to be the world’s greatest tank ace. The German war hero had 168 confirmed and 195 unconfirmed kills in World War…

Watch: Nazi Germany’s Heavy Tank: Panzer VIII Maus

In late 1944 the Germans completed the first Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus, the heaviest fully enclosed armored fighting vehicle ever to see the light of day. The…

The Weapons They Carried: 10 WWII Infantry Weapons That Were Crucial to the Fight

Let’s take a look at the top 10 WWII Infantry Rifles of WWII, both Allied and Axis. M1 Garand The M1 Garand was the standard…

WW2 German Ace Stumbled Across a Crippled B-17 and Escorted It Home

Truly touching moments of humanity, ethics and morals are rather rare in warfare. The Christmas Truce of WWI was an excellent example of such humanity,…

4 Paratrooper Collectables

SO FAR IN our news we’ve resisted writing about D-Day Airborne relics largely as they seem to be well covered everywhere else. We’ve all seen…

D-Day Conneaut – Fast Becoming America’s Premier Living History Event

Reenacting D-Day is certainly quite a job and enthusiasts in Conneaut, Ohio prove they’re up to it every year. D-Day Conneaut is one of the…

The Lebensborn project was one of most secret and terrifying Nazi projects

Ian Harvey

During World War Two around 12,000 blue-eyed, blond children were kidnapped by the Nazi’s elite security service, the SS. The children were kidnapped as part…