Military History

Watch: WWII-era B-29 lands for first-ever Canadian tour

ST-HUBERT — At over 70 years of age, the Second World War-era bomber known as “Fifi” is among the last of its kind.The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, …

20th Century

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – Part 15: Missed Opportunity

It had been the bloodiest day in American history. For twelve hours the fighting raged. The sun, wrote one exhausted Confederate, seemed to go …

American Civil War

How the World War II amphibious ‘Duck’ vehicle evolved into an American tourist staple

A destroyed DUKW vehicle in the Pacific in February 1945. (Department of Defense) (Department of Defense/)Melvin Flath encountered a Frankenstein’s …

Military

Ghent’s best kept secret: The command bunker in the Citadel Park

The command bunker in the Citadel Park in Ghent is probably the East Flemish city’s best kept secret. Only a couple of chimney pots and ventilation …

Belgium

Vandenbergh's Regiment of Militia (1778) - American Revolutionary War Forums

The Vandenbergh's Regiment of Militia, also known as the 5th Albany County Militia Regiment, was called up in July, 1777 at Rennselarwych, New York …

American Revolution

Sunday Reading: War Stories

Wars are hard to comprehend. They’re so vast, with so many complex causes and effects, that they beggar our imaginations; they’re also irreducibly personal, shaping countless individual fates in ways we struggle to grasp. This week, we’re bringing you pieces about war from <i>The New Yorker’s</i> archive. …

Culture

"The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death"

“The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death” – Clara Barton Letter, July 1861<p><b>Penned to her father in the immediate aftermath of the First Battle</b> …

American Civil War

Only remaining German WWI tank marks 100 years in Australian hands

The story of how the only remaining German tank from the Great War got into Australian hands has been commemorated in Brisbane.

20th Century

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – PART 12: Slaughter In The West Woods

The first phase of the battle fought along Jackson’s front around the Miller Farm and surrounding woods and focusing on the Dunker Church was a …

American Civil War

5 Revolutionary U.S. Weapons of War (That Never Happened)

We explain why they never saw action. <i>Eventually, the big amphibious ships of the Tarawa and Wasp classes would take over the sea control role. In</i> …

Military

10 lethal special operations units from around the world

Special Analysis: Breakdown on top 10 Special Ops Units around the world

Military

Kempeitai: Japan’s Had Its Very Own Dreaded “Gestapo”

The Kempeitai were the military police of the Japanese Imperial Army. Literally translated, the name means “Law Soldier Regiment.” Westerners of …

20th Century

Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

Today, white yachts bob on the turquoise surface of Balaklava Bay, a quiet inlet hidden from the open waters of the Black Sea. But 30 years ago, the bay was a restricted military zone, filled with submersible giants of the Soviet navy.<p>Located on the southwestern tip of the Crimean Peninsula, …

Russia

New discoveries from the warship Mars

The exploration of the wreck of the 16th century Swedish warship <i>Mars</i> 250 feet under the surface of the cold, dark Baltic Sea has been ongoing since …

20th Century

Civil War Submarine Update

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA—Archaeologist Michael Scafuri of The <i>Hunley</i> Project announced that the levers controlling the keel blocks on the Confederate …

Archaeology

Lost story of missionary-saving Australian from WWII uncovered

The long-forgotten story of a courageous Australian naval officer has been discovered in the filing cabinets of an American convent. Jack Reid was a …

Papua New Guinea

Britain's War Machine

• https://global.oup.com/academic/covers/pop-up/9780199832675<p>Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War<p>David Edgerton<p>Challenges popular …

Oxford University Press

SMH 2019 Panel Builder | The Society for Military History

Panels Seeking Panelists Forum<p>The Society for Military History is pleased to provide a venue in which panel organizers can seek interested, relevant …

20th Century

Battle scars reveal the life of 'Mephisto', a WW1 German tank from a century ago

What can we possibly learn from the archaeological study of a World War I battle tank? Quite a lot, it turns out, when the attention is devoted to a …

20th Century

The Surprising Story of World War I's Only Attack on U.S. Soil

These days, Cape Cod is best known as a summer vacation destination, but a century ago it was also the setting of the only World War I attack on …

20th Century

Benedict Arnold – Nine Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Most Infamous Traitor

Benedict Arnold is perhaps the most hated (and the most misunderstood) American that ever lived. (Image source: WikiCommons)<p><i>“… I have suffered, in</i> …

Military

A Feared Nazi Night Fighter Is Being Restored 70 Years Later

In 2012, Danish divers pulled the badly corroded wreckage of a Heinkel He 219 from the waters off the Jutland peninsula, where it had been submerged …

20th Century

How USS San Diego Sank Still an Open Question 100 Years Later

World War I era cruiser USS San Diego (ACR-6)<p>Mine or torpedo? For a hundred years, the cause of the explosion that sank USS <i>San Diego</i> (ACR-6) has been …

20th Century

Strife Blog

<b>Examining the use and effects of false flags in nation state cyberattacks, and how geopolitical analysis may be add value to attribution efforts.</b><p><i>By</i> …

Cybersecurity

How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I’s Only Attack on American Soil

July 21, 1918, dawned hot and hazy in Orleans, Massachusetts. Three miles offshore, the <i>Perth Amboy,</i> a 120-foot steel tugboat, chugged south along the …

History

A Soviet Ace Shot Down Nazi Pilots With Great Skill, But Her Feats Are Mostly Forgotten Today

“I am now devoting my entire life to the struggle against the vile Nazi creatures,” Yekaterina Budanova wrote to her sister in the early years of …

History

Archaeologists reveal new finds from legendary Swedish warship

Cannons, hand grenades, and up to a thousand soldiers were on board the large Swedish warship when it exploded in the Baltic Sea, 454years ago.<p>The …

20th Century

10 Cancelled Warplanes That Never Made It Into Battle

What happenned to them? For every military aircraft that makes it into service, a thousand projects survive only in tattered blueprints in filing …

20th Century

The Royal Air Force’s Bomber-Killing Bomber Was Just a Dream

In 1976, the British Royal Air Force had a problem. In the event of war, Soviet Backfire bombers flying from Europe could have devastated resupply …

Royal Air Force

Daughter discovers hero dad risked beheading by escaping from Japanese PoW camp during World War II

A brave British soldier risked being beheaded or buried alive as he fled a Japanese prisoner of war camp, his daughter has discovered after finding …

20th Century