Category: WORLD WAR II

At Sea In a Lifeboat – After the Sinking of the SS Athenia – By Tom Sanger

Survivors in one of Athenia‍ ’​s lifeboats alongside City of Flint Few passengers on a cruise ship nowadays ever give much thought to escaping the ship…

Flying the Me 262 – Amazing Footage Of The Only Flyable Nazi Jet Fighter

There are very few aircraft in the history of aviation as unique and innovative as the Messerschmitt Me 262. This was created out of desperation.…

ON THIS DAY! Paris Liberated By The Free French Forces, August 25th 1944

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia After the Allied Forces landed in Normandy and finally penetrated the German lines, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, American General Dwight…

Why Did the French Army Collapse So Quickly? – Omnibooks Magazine, 1942

Guest Author

This article from Omnibooks Magazine, published in 1942, looks back on the fall of France Q. Why did France fall? A. Because the French people…

Tiger`s reputation may be in need of a rewrite

“To a New Yorker like you, a hero is a weird type of sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers.” The line is…

Pictures: Life and Death of the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Graf Spee

The Admiral Graf Spee was a notorious heavy cruiser in the Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II. The ship was built at the Reichsmarinewerft…

Top 5 Facts About The M1 Garand

Jack Beckett

The M1 Garand rifle is a 0.30 caliber semi-automatic US rifle designed in 1928 by Canadian-American firearms designer John Garand. It was in service as…

How to Lose the War in 100 Days, Give The Eastern Front to Himmler

The headline may come to a surprise to many, wasn’t Heinrich Himmler the person behind the SS and the Holocaust? Surely he wasn’t in command…

11 Iconic Battlefields of WWII Then And Now

After just over 70 years, we look back at 11 iconic locations of the Second World War as they were then – and as they are…

20 Facts About The P-51 Mustang – The Best US Fighter of WWII

North American Aviation (NAA) built the P-51 Mustang in factories based in Inglewood, California, and Dallas, Texas. It took them 102 days to build the…

Lancaster Pilot Survived Freefalling When A Searchlight Helped Him Find His Parachute Which Wasn’t Strapped On

On February 19th, 1944 over the German town of Hannover, pilot Barry Douetil’s Lancaster was attacked by a Focke-Wulf 190 night fighter plane. The attack quickly set the…

When Warning Was Required – The SS Athenia Sunk 8 Hours Into WWII – By Tom Sanger

A little more than eight hours after England and Germany declared war on Sept. 3, 1939, a German submarine attacked and sank the British passenger…