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The 17 Most Innovative Military Firearms Ever

The earliest depiction of a firearm dates to a 12th century cave in China, and guns became widespread in Europe in the 14th century. “Hand gonnes” …

U.S. Army

A Fact: Viet Cong Commandos Sank an 'Aircraft Carrier'

The sinking of the Card was stunning victory for the Viet Cong, yet little remembered today<i>In the meantime, the Navy sent the salvage vessel USS</i> …

Military

How a Very Deadly Submarine Did the Unkthinkable to Japan During World War II

A legendary U.S. submarine toting a rocket launcher began its own campaign of coastal terror that foretold the future of naval warfare.<i>At midnight on</i> …

Military

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

hermann-goering-at-nuremberg-trial - Axis Military Leaders Pictures - World War II

Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present.<p>Please enter a valid email address<p>By submitting your information, you agree to …

A+E Networks

Titanic search was US 'front for Cold War mission'

<b>The search which uncovered the wreckage of the Titanic was a front for a secret US mission to recover two Cold War submarines.</b><p>The expedition in 1985 was led by a former US naval intelligence officer, Dr Robert Ballard.<p>He said he had been tasked by President Ronald Reagan to carry out the search for …

Cold War

D-Day Remembered: Ted Cordery, HMS Belfast

Ted Cordery served on board the Royal Navy cruiser HMS <i>Belfast</i> from 1943-1944 as a Leading Seaman Torpedoman. It was a period in which the ship and …

D Day

D-Day and 10 Other Incredible Military Battles

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World War II

Photographer Robert Capa Risked It All to Capture D-Day—then Nearly All His Images Were Lost

US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings (first assault). Normandy., 1944.<br>Robert Capa<br>Magnum PhotosOn June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 …

D Day

D-Day remembered: The day we knew we were going to win

<i>Editor's note: The following article originally ran in Fox News Opinion on June 6, 2016.</i><p>The United States faces daunting international challenges. Uncertain strategic objectives, questionable alliances, and fuzzy policy goals make it seem as though we are spread too thin everywhere to be effective …

Military

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II

<i>“I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.” — General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a message to troops before D-Day.</i><p>Courage. Devotion. Duty.<p>They are the words most often used to describe the brave Allied troops who landed on Normandy 74 years ago and helped win …

World War II

D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy in color photographs

Image 1of/90<p>Caption<p>Close<p>On June 6, 1944, the course of world history changed while most Americans slept soundly in their beds thousands of miles away.<p>…

History

Today Is The Anniversary Of D-Day. Here’s How Bada** Our Paratroopers Were

Today is the 74th year anniversary of D-Day, and it’s the perfect time to remember how badass all our American paratroopers were on that day and the …

Military

74 Years Ago, a Brilliant Invention Decided When D-Day Would Occur

Without it, the war might have ended very differently.<p>In October 1943, the oceanographer Arthur Doodson, head of the Liverpool Tidal Institute, got a …

Mathematics

Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France

American troops in England before D-Day, May 1944.<br>Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 25<p>It's no mystery why images of unremitting …

D Day

War Machines: Maybach-Powered Panzer Tanks

Next year, humankind would be commemorating 80 years since the start of the biggest global conflict the world has ever seen. On September 1, 1939, …

Military

Air Force captain with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California

Before he mysteriously disappeared and landed on the Air Force Most Wanted list, Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. phoned home to tell his mother and father that he was going to the Netherlands.<p>It was July 17, 1983, and the Air Force was sending Hughes overseas on a mission to help NATO test aircraft …

National Security

The Fearsome Nazi Tower That Held Off the Allies in Berlin

The Zoo Tower became a thorn in British and Soviet sides alike.<p>As World War II approached its end during 1945, the Soviet Army began its advance on Berlin. The Nazis, with their depleted ranks, dwindling supplies, and shattered morale following the suicide of their leader, were not in great shape. …

World History

How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov had the power to decide or not World War III would begin. He …

War

German invasion of Norway, 9 April-9 June 1940

Britain and France were also aware of the importance of the Swedish iron ore trade, and of Narvik. Their biggest problem was that they did not want …

Royal Navy

Archaeologists dig up mass grave of soldiers crushed by Napoleon's troops

DEUTSCH-WAGRAM, Austria —Just under the topsoil of the farm fields in this small town northeast of Vienna, there are traces of one of the biggest battles of the Napoleonic Wars.<p>According to some estimates, 55,000 soldiers died when Napoleon Bonaparte's troops clashed with the Austrian army during …

Archaeology

How Special Paint On The Hood Of The World War II Jeep Protected Soldiers' Lives

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a World War II Jeep with brown paint between the points of its “invasion star,” you might have assumed it was just …

U.S. Army

A Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able To Solve

As apart of a defensive push, Hitler ordered the construction of these insane, above-ground anti-aircraft gun towers.<p>Content from Twitter or Tumblr …

Arctic Circle

Nazi Germany’s Biggest D-Day Mistakes

While the Allies' D-Day invasion didn't exactly go as planned, it went even worse for Nazi Germany.<i>While the Allies' D-Day invasion didn't exactly go</i> …

U.S. Army

Why the M1911 Pistol Might Be the Best Gun of All Time (Even at over 100 Years Old)

For more than a hundred years, one weapon has travelled with American troops into almost every crisis<i>The guns were not just supplied to the U.S.</i> …

Korean War

Viking Warfare

Viking warfare, along with its key component of raiding, is inextricably connected with the expansion of Scandinavian influence along the North …

Archaeology

World War I battle of Bellau Wood was a turning point for US

It was the spring of 1918, and the German army was making a final push toward Paris. The only thing in their way was a contingent of Allied troops, …

World History

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland's fabled monster really does, or did, exist.<p>The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for …

Paranormal

Meet the top 10 new species of 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the tops of a massive tree all the way to the bottom of the ocean, new species from around the world make the list for this year.<p>The new species include microbes, plants, animals and even the confirmation of an extinct marsupial, based on its fossil.<p>This is the 11th annual list …

Top 10

sniper crawled nearly 2 miles to kill one enemy general

In one of his last missions on a tour in Vietnam, he crawled nearly two miles to kill a Vietnamese general and escape.