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World War II Discussion Group

Across World War II, the belligerent powers wielded a wide variety of rifles. Some, like the early Mauser Kar.98k and the Springfield M1903A3, were …

World History

WW2 fighter pilot's helmet snapped up for £50 in flea market on Costa del Sol

A helmet thought to belong to one of Britain’s most decorated Second World War fighter pilots has been discovered in a Costa del Sol flea market.<p>An …

Bolt Action Rifles of World War II

I need to preface this post by saying that I am far from being an expert in World War II era small arms. That being said, I own a few of them and …

Guns

There’s a big spike in Google searches related to World War II

Unusually popular search terms include "Reichstag fire" and "Kristallnacht."<p>World War II is having a moment, at least in the minds of people doing …

Google Trends

Lack & misuse of naval power by the Axis

An analysis of the Axis powers by a well-experienced researcher.The World's Not EnoughWhile Germany, Japan and Italy all fielded large land armies, …

Military

Turning Point

Over the years, I’ve heard and participated in many discussions about when, exactly, Germany “lost” the war. It seems like everyone has an opinion on …

World History