20th Century

74 years ago, US Marines waded into 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa

By fall 1943, Japanese forces had been ejected from Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific, and the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific were on the verge of capture.<p>US forces now had to push into the Central Pacific, from which they could target Japanese strong points and communications …

Military History

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

Military History

Secret SAS suicide mission to destroy Hitler's nuclear programme revealed after 75 years - Mirror Online

Seventy-five years ago today a team of 36 hand-picked commandos boarded a flight of Horsa gliders, to assault a mystery target deep in enemy held …

Military History

When Two Countries' Special Forces Squared Off in Combat

The idea of having a force designed for a special purpose dates far back into history and has been used in many wars. However, it is rare, if ever, …

War

‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’

As he raised estate tax rates to fund work programs during the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The transmission from generation to generation of vast fortunes by will, inheritance or gift is not consistent with the ideals and sentiments of the American people.”<p>It’s plenty …

Opinion

USS Missouri Model Ship

The U.S. Navy’s preposterously detailed mini battleship took 77,000 hours to complete.<p>There are countless model warships on display at the U.S. Navy …

U.S. Navy

Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year

With a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readers<p>Comment on this Story

Books

A Soldier's Story

<b>UPDATE: In early 2015, the soldier's remains were identified as possibly being those of Friedrich Brandt, a member of the King’s German Legion, made</b> …

Archaeology

Site where Brits fought off Vikings ‘is a layby on the A1’

<b>The site of the one of the most decisive battles in British history is a ‘lay-by off the A1’, an expert believes.</b><p>TV historian Professor Michael Wood …

Archaeology

France’s Monstrous Char B1 Tank Ate German Panzers for Breakfast

At five o’clock in the morning on May 16, 1940 a company of the 8th Panzer Regiment lay in an ambush position along a rubble-strewn street of the …

Military History

WWI Centennial: Surprise Attack At Cambrai

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 294th installment in the series.</i><p><b>November 20, 1917:</b> …

Culture

The van door Banksy: Never mind 'Rob smells' this doodle on back of a transit is simply breathtaking - Mirror Online

If you've ever seen scrawlings on the back of a dusty van it would usually be a push to even call them graffiti.<p>But this etching spotted on the rear …

Battle of the Somme

In 1956, Russia Came Close to Starting a Nuclear War against Israel, Britain and France

<i>The damage to the West was immense. U.S.-British relations were damaged, and Soviet prestige enhanced. Eden resigned as prime minister, while the</i> …

Suez Canal

Merrill Memo

We think you should know that, with few exceptions, all the larger companies financed by us today have no funded debt. This situation is not the …

Business

Newfoundland Regiment played key role 100 years ago today during the Battle of Cambrai

Everywhere you go in the world, people from Newfoundland and Labrador are revered as hard-working, funny and kind people.<p>If there is an issue, call a …

Military History

Maple Ridge mayor talks ‘Nasty women’ in politics

The public can hear for itself what it’s like to be a woman in politics in 2017.<p>It might not be much different than it was in 1957.<p>Maple Ridge Mayor …

Maple Ridge

Call of Duty: WWII Review - World Bore Two

Call of Duty: WWII Review – World Bore Two<p>/ November 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM / Game Reviews, Gaming<p><i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i> doubled down on the …

David Tennant

Lieutenant-Colonel Harcus Strachan, VC

By Emily Monks-Leeson This week, Library and Archives Canada’s Discover Blog honours Lieutenant-Colonel Harcus Strachan, Canadian Victoria Cross …

Military History

USAHEC

This roundtable event is held in the multipurpose rooms of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. …

Military History

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro with FIFA 18 and Call of Duty: WWII now going for just £299.99 in Black Friday sale

We've already seen Sony's PlayStation VR headset receive an awesome Black Friday discount, and now its 4K, HDR powerhouse PS4 Pro console is also …

Call of Duty: WWII

Former soldiers in Wales urged to share their stories for a new project in Normandy

Former soldiers in Wales are being urged to share their stories for a new museum project in Normandy.<p>The new exhibition will document veterans' …

News (Wales)

We Need A NEW Election In Alabama - Lunch Alert!

Click Here to give me your thoughts and continue the discussion.<p>Please forward this email to any friends or family who may be interested in viewing …

Conservative View

Highland Council selling Inverness' bunker

<b>A bunker built to survive a direct hit from World War Two's most powerful bombs has been offered for sale.</b><p>The subterranean property in the Raigmore area of Inverness was upgraded in the 1980s during the Cold War.<p>The enhancements included a capability to protect those inside from a nuclear, …

War

When Americans and Germans Fought Together During World War II

Five days after Hitler ate a bullet in his bunker in Berlin and two days before Germany would ultimately surrender, American and German troops were …

Military History

Mephisto, the only remaining German A7V tank from World War I, kept safe in a bubble in Ipswich

Mephisto, the world's only German A7V tank from World War I, is being housed in a massive plastic bubble west of Brisbane.<p>"Only 20 of these tanks …

Military History

The Secret Reason No Nation Wants to Fight America's Tanks in a War

A tank is a fast-moving, well-protected, heavily armed behemoth designed to dominate the land battlefield. As the primary offensive weapon in any …

Military History

Changing Interpretations of Japan’s Pacific War Naval Demise

The following article originally appeared in the International Journal of Naval History under the title, “Strategy, Language, and the Culture of …

Military History

Hail to Deborah, the British tank that smashed through German defences 100 years ago

Tim Heap climbed into the twisted carcass of Deborah, a British tank that smashed through German defences precisely 100 years ago in the battle that marked the birth of modern warfare.<p>"My grandfather would have been standing right here up front. His DNA is in still inside. And if he had got out 30 …

Military History

Rarely Seen Photos of World War I Taken by an American Doctor

Dr. P.A. Smithe was sent by the American Red Cross as a doctor and surgeon to work at a hospital in Vienna. He sailed to Europe in December 1915 and …

Military History

This WWII Veteran Couple Died on the Same Day After Fulfilling Their Final Wish

Their love story is definitely one for the books.<p>WWII veterans Isabell and Preble Staver fulfilled their sweet, final wish to nap together and hold …

World War II