Tag: World War I

The Type B Bus ‘Pigeon Loft’ Was A Strange Sight on the Western Front

British soldier standing atop a Type-B Bus "Pigeon Loft"

Over time, there have been some odd vehicles seen on battlefields, but few were as eye-catching as the Type B Bus “Pigeon Loft.” The Allied…

Why Did Flying Boats Experience a Dip in Popularity Following WWII?

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina patrol bomber taking off on water

Starting from as soon as man conquered flight to the end of the Second World War, flying boats were an extremely popular type of aircraft.…

The Most Anticipated War Movies of 2022

Operation Mincemeat + Top Gun: Maverick

There’s nothing we love more than a good war film, whether it be a fictitious story or the retelling of an event that actually happened.…

The Evolution of Sea Mines and Their Impact on War

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…

Black Tom Explosion: German Sabotage on US Soil During WWI

Jersey City pier broken into pieces following the Black Tom explosion

On the morning of July 30, 1916, Manhattan was lit up by a huge flash, before being slammed by an enormous blast wave. Three men and…

Here’s How Much US Troops Were Paid In Every War

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Video Footage Shows Extent of Damage Caused by Fighting in WW1

Jacques Trolley de Prévaux featured photo

We have all seen photos of the devastating damage left in the wake of the First World War. Cities that were reduced to rubble, large…

French City Commemorates 100 Years of Honoring American Unknown Soldier

Soldiers standing around a casket + Funeral for the American Unknown soldier

Over the weekend, hundreds of French and American military personnel and civilians marked the 100th anniversary of the selection of the American Unknown soldier from…

A WWI Grenade Was Once Found At A Potato Chip Factory In Hong Kong

WWI grenade + Calbee potato mascot

We’ve all heard stories about people finding human thumbs in their soda or rat tails in their fried chicken. However, we bet you’ve never heard…

Sergeant Stubby: The Most Decorated War Dog of WWI

General John J. Pershing awarding Sergeant Stubby a medal

Animals have been a part of military units throughout history. From ancient times to modern conflicts, they were of use on the battlefield and provided…

Munitionettes: The Women Who Built Munitions During WWI

Munitionettes working at machines

As World War I raged on, the British government was running low on soldiers and munitions. While conscription rectified the troop shortage, it only fueled…

The Saint-Chamond: The WWI Tank That’s No Longer Considered A Tank

Saint-Chamond driving down the street + the tank on the battlefield

Tank warfare was introduced during the First World War. The British began development in 1915, and when the war broke out, more countries began to…