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The UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” Helicopter

The UH-1 became an icon of the Vietnam War, ferrying troops to and from the Battlefield.

Military

In Vietnam, These Helicopter Scouts Saw Combat Up Close

“You were right in the enemy’s face with a helicopter and had to know what you were doing,” recalls warrant officer Clyde Romero of his 1,100 hours …

Military

The Supermarine Spitfire and the Rise of the Shadow Factory in WW2

<i>Shadow factories all across Britain played a key role in ensuring that there were enough Supermarine Spitfires in the sky to push back the</b> …

Mass production for mass destruction: The tank factories of World War II

Tank factories<p>War machines rolling off the assembly lines.<p>c. 1916<p>In Britain, tanks were first referred to as landships. The Landships Committee was …

Remembrance Day

The Principality of Monaco in World War II

During World War II, the Principality Monaco was a neutral state. It was fiercely contested by Germany and Italy who had mutually opposing and …

German invasion of Luxembourg

For the German invasion of Luxembourg in World War I, see German occupation of Luxembourg during World War I.<p>Part of the Battle of France (World War …

Royal Family

Panzer Tactics Training Guide

This is a translation of a German training circular issued by the German Armored Force containing 30 basic lessons of armored combat on the platoon …

Military

Fiery Fight for a Frozen Hell: Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg

Often overlooked, the portion of the Battle of the Bulge that took place in Luxembourg was as savage as the better known battles in Belgium.

Military

Night of the Long Knives

By 1934 Adolf Hitler appeared to have complete control over Nazi Germany, but like most dictators, he constantly feared that he might be ousted by …

Civil Service

Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core

<i>Landespolizeigruppe General Göring</i><p>When Adolf Hitler's NSDAP swept to power in Germany in 1933, World War I fighter ace Hermann Göring was appointed …

World History

VW Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen: Germany's WW2 Jeeps

That Ferdinand Porsche’s Volkswagen Beetle would permute into a highly successful off road capable troop transport vehicle in a matter of one month …

23 Nazi Superweapons That Were Thankfully Too Crazy To Be Used

1 of 24<p>Thor<p>Officially known as Karl-Gerät and more evocatively described by its nicknames -- which included Thor, Odin, and Loki -- this …

Building Ideological Bridges and Inventing Institutional Traditions...

Résumés<p>Cet article analyse l’usage de rituels de célébration et de commémoration destinés à attacher les forces de police aux dictatures fascistes et …

Terrorisme

World War II German daggers |Third Reich dagger | Nazi daggers

To learn the importance of Nazi daggers, we need to look at the history of Germany first. The country was punished with huge war reparation after the …

World History

Equipment - Torpedo tubes of german U-Boats

<i><br>Drawing 2. External framing of the forward torpedo tubes [6].</i><p><i><br>Photo 14. External framing of the forward torpedo tube on the U-260 [7].</i><p><i><br>Photo 15.</i> …

Arduino

Submarine Torpedoes - Fleet Submarine - History of WW2 Submarines

During World War I, the standard American submarine torpedo was the 18-inch Mark 7. This had a maximum range of 5,000 yards, and a top speed of 35 …

Military

World War 2 Submarines (1939-1945) - Fighting Boats of the Second World War

World War II

ASW Weapons of the United States of America

There are two major classes of ASW projectiles; proximity and contact weapons. The former, such as the depth charge, must be large enough to damage a …

Military

Japan’s Midget Submarine Attack on Pearl Harbor Was a Suicide Mission

<i>Unfortunately for officials in Tokyo, the Japanese Navy had struck a powerful blow, but not a crippling one. The bombardment failed to hit the repair</i> …

Military

Japanese Submarines at Pearl Harbor.

Pacific War, WW2<br>Japanese Submarines at Pearl Harbor<p>SUBMARINE FORCE<p><b>FLEET RECONNAISSANCE :</b> Three fleet submarines traveled with the attack fleet. They …

Military

5 of our favourite motorbike adventures in South Africa

Over the past few years, former deputy editor Tyson Jopson has covered plenty of mileage on his motorbike across the country, here are 5 of our …

South Africa

10 Mind-Blowing Secret Operations From World War II

During World War II, tons of secret operations were conducted by both sides. While many were daring, some of them stand out as incredible, with …

Trapped in Stalingrad: Marshal Georgi Zhukov’s Operation Uranus

The execution of Marshal Georgi Zhukov’s master plan for Operation Uranus trapped the German 6th Army in Stalingrad.<p>by Pat McTaggart<p>In the fall of …

Teddy Roosevelt’s Ride Up San Juan Hill Took Him to the White House

Like numerous U.S. presidents, the commander of the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War turned his combat experience into political gold.<p><i>“The</i> …

Field Marshal Paulus in Captivity: NKVD Files

<i>January 31, 1943, Beketovka, near Stalingrad. Captured German generals before meeting with commander of the 64th Soviet Army general N. Shumilov.</i> …

Sir Arthur Harris%2C 1st Baronet Resource

Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet<p>Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 24 April 1944<p>Nickname(s)<p>Bomber Harris, Butcher Harris<p>Born<p>13 April …

German Fighter Aircraft Markings

<b>JG-26 by Jay Thompson</b><p>The painting above is typical of how Luftwaffe aircraft were painted in the early years of the war. The aircraft shown are …

The Luftwaffe's Secret Squadrons

Along with several German planes abandoned by the Nazis, U.S. First Army troops found this P-47 with German markings at an airfield near Goettingen, …

A History of Space Guns From Isaac Newton to Nazis in Paris and Project HARP

Three centuries later, the rocket still ain't obsolete.<p>Getting into space is tough, expensive work. It takes a lot of energy to fire a rocket up and …

Royal Air Force

Livens Flame Projectors at Breslau Trench

<i>Livens Flame Projector</i><p><i>British objectives for 1 July 1916 with front sector allocated to XV Corps.</i><p>The Livens Flame Projector was one of the most …