Military History

Death and glory: the first world war US general whose ambition did for his men

Historian bucks US tradition to show how lives were needlessly lost<p>US military scholars have rarely been as willing as their British counterparts to find fault with leadership and execution – even when those failures cost thousands of allied servicemen’s lives.<p>But as commemorations of the first …

20th Century

You can drive tanks and shoot huge guns at this Texas ranch

DriveTanks is a military museum in Uvalde, Texas that gives visitors free reign to a number of tanks and guns. With no age limit, anyone can drive a WWII-era tank over a car or fire up a flamethrower.

Guns

‘Iron Duke’ Was the United Kingdom’s Super Dreadnought

The Royal Navy, mindful of its competition with Germany, would commission 22 super-dreadnoughts between 1912 and 1917, plus another half-dozen …

20th Century

What It Took to Kill Nazi Super Battleship

On May 23, 1941, the Battleship Bismarck was on a roll. The largest and most powerful ship in the German Navy, the mighty Bismarck had broken out …

20th Century

The Battle of Glorieta

Union Victory in the Far West <i><br>Don Alberts</i><p>Two weeks before the great Battle of Shiloh, Union and Confederate troops in the far-off New Mexico Territory …

American Civil War

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.<p>Oscar Davis Jr. was a private assigned as a radio telephone operator when he was knocked down by a large piece of shrapnel …

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102nd Motorised Division Trento<p>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<p>Jump to: navigation, search<p>102a Motorised Division Trento …

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The Mosin-Nagant PU Sniper Was the King of 20th Century Marksmen Rifles

Quantity has a quality all its own<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>The Soviet government often exaggerated tales of its front-line snipers for propaganda purposes. …

Guns

What if France Kept Fighting in WWII?

France surrendered to the Nazis in 1940 for complex reasons. The proximate cause, of course, was the success of the German invasion, which left …

20th Century

Navy museum's World War II bomber honors Doolittle Raid

Flying Army bombers off a Navy aircraft carrier, U.S. forces struck a symbolic blow to the heart of the Japanese Empire nearly 75 years ago. The …

20th Century

Prince Philip meets relatives of those who fought in the St Nazaire Raid 75 years ago

© Crown Copyright 2014 Photographer: APO Phot Derek Wade Image 45157499.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk<p>© Crown Copyright 2014 Photographer: APO …

Royal Family

The Biggest Disaster to Hit the USS Enterprise

Latest Videos<p>What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean? (2:53) What did World War I soldiers leave behind in their secret …

Star Trek

Japan's Role in American Defeat in Vietnam

In March of 1945, and just five months before surrendering to the Allies, Japan did something with profound consequences: it conquered Vietnam …

20th Century

Bradford war hero awarded Legion of Honour

A 95 YEAR-OLD Bradford war hero has celebrated with family and friends after being awarded the highest French honour for his service during the …

20th Century

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: What about War?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, Charles …

Korean Peninsula

HyperWar: The Mediterranean & Middle East, Vol.II (Chapter 1)

in the absence of a proper flexible system of maintenance, the troops would be supplied from a number of depots to be made at selected places. The …

War

Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands?

Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the leak.<p>With the United States caught up in an undeclared shooting war with Germany in late 1941 and President Franklin D. Roosevelt battling isolationists to …

Foreign Policy

How Did Russia Stop Hitler in WWII?

Michael Peck [2]<p>In October 1941, the Second World Wa [3]r [3] teetered on a knife edge.<p>There was war in China and war in North Africa, and soon there …

20th Century

32 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture the Ruins of Berlin Through a Soviet War Photographer

Last year, photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of a Soviet war photographer was selling his negatives. The photographer, Valery …

Photography

Watch These Old World War II Bombers Launch Target Drones

Early in the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force modified two iconic Lancasters to carry early unmanned aircraft.<p>Youtube screencap<p>While unmanned …

20th Century

The rumored title for next Call of Duty is World War II

According to recent rumors, the next Call of Duty game will be titled World War II. This is definitely a return to form for the series.<p>At long last, …

PlayStation

75 Breathtaking Photos Describe the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 – a heroic and tragic 63-day (1 August – 2 October 1944) struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from Nazi/German …

20th Century

Vietnam vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in battle

MURRIETA, Calif. – An Army veteran was awarded the Bronze Star this week for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 fellow U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured.<p>Retired Sgt. Joseph Engles was presented with the military distinction on Monday during a ceremony in his …

20th Century

Remains of German WWII pilot and crashed plane discovered in Denmark after more than 70 years

A German fighter pilot killed when his plane crashed in Denmark has been identified after more than 70 years.<p>The remains of 19-year-old Hans …

Archaeology

100 years ago today, Canada's black battalion set sail for WWI and made history

No. 2 Construction Battalion left Halifax harbour on March 25, 1917<p>They faced racism and discrimination, and they had to fight a battle at home …

Canada

Museum calls in bomb squad fearing possible Civil War cannon ball explosion

A Civil War museum in Petersburg, Virginia, called local police on Tuesday after discovering several dozen cannon balls hidden away in storage that museum officials believed could be live.<p>A bomb squad for the Virginia State Police arrived at Virginia’s Siege Museum later that day and verified using …

20th Century

Rumor: Call of Duty to return to World War II

Call of Duty is apparently returning to the familiar battleground of World War II in 2017, according to a leak.<p>The move comes after a disappointing outcome for the science fiction version of the game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which pushed boundaries but didn’t sell as well as previous …

PlayStation

Nonfiction Book Review: MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner. Viking, $28 (368p) ISBN 978-0-525-42965-4

MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II<p>Peter Eisner. Viking, $28 (368p) ISBN …

20th Century

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

• Overview<br>• Editorial Reviews<br>• Product Details<br>• Related Subjects<br>• Read an Excerpt<br>• Meet the author<p>Overview<p><b>The powerful and riveting new book in the</b> …

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Nationalist Polish Government Wants Changes To World War II Museum

A new World War II museum just opened in the Polish city of Gdansk. But the populist Polish government wants to take over the museum and reshape its exhibits to fit a narrower, more flattering view.

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