history

The history of warfare; stories of combat and conflict across land, seas and skies, from ancient times to the present.

Iggy Paulsen21 days ago
10 Priceless Treasures Lost During Wars
War is the ultimate form of universal loss. When a war is waged, people lose their lives, their livelihoods, and at times, even their faith in humanity. The human cost alone is devastating, but there ...
10 Bizarre Military Mysteries No One Can Explain
Military history always makes for an interesting, gripping read. People still remain fascinated by the most notorious war criminals of all time, enjoy reading about the greatest generals in history, a...
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Den1c Macleoda month ago
The Iolaire
The Iolaire There are a lot of publications about the Iolaire disaster that devastated the population of the Isle of Lewis. I have lived on the island my whole life, and as far as I know my family goe...
Patrick Bonifacea month ago
Aerial Combat Ace: Erich Hartmann
During the Second World War, Allied pilots came to know of Erich Hartmann through his daring and his skill as a fighter pilot. Such was his status that his comrades called him Bubi, but to the Soviets...
Rich Monettia month ago
Revolutionary War Monument to Remember the Diversity of All Who Sacrificed in Crucial Local Battle
Picture a monument of a White American officer flanked in battle by an African American enlistee and a Native American sharpshooter, and the commemoration must come no earlier than the Korean War. The...
Tyler Buchanan2 months ago
Trench Warfare
Trench warfare tactics exercised in World War I were detrimental both strategically and psychologically. The outdated fighting style of two sides lining up and firing at each other, except paired with...
Shannon Humphrey2 months ago
Remembering Our History
I grew up on the Mason-Dixon line just south of the St. Michaels, the town made infamous for outsmarting the Brits during the Revolutionary War. We have some Northerner traits, some southern hospitali...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
When Autogyros Went to War
In World War Two, engineers and strategists alike were kept busy developing new and innovative weapon systems, mostly costly and increasingly sophisticated but there was one German design that bucked ...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
The Incredible Life of the Red Baron
On April 21, 1918 the German nation lost an icon and a poster boy for the war because this was the day that the Red Baron died in his distinctive red triplane. To the British, his death was a victory;...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
The Battle of Vella Lavella
When you think of classic World War Two naval actions, people invariably think of battleships slugging it out like pugilists but more often than not, naval battles usually involved destroyers; particu...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
Operation Anthropoid
The Nazi regime in Germany had few more chilling characters than Reinhard Heydrich. He was the chief architect of the genocide of the European Jews in the so-called "Final Solution" and was also Prote...
john cosma2 months ago
Napoleon in Egypt
After substantial military victories for France over the Austrian Empire in Italy, a 29-year-old General named Napoleon Bonaparte decided that conquering Egypt would help in France’s war with England ...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
The Berlin Air Lift
Contrary to popular myth the Allies were not caught completely unawares when the Russians encircled the Allied occupation zone of Berlin in the spring of 1948. The Allied response, however, was unifie...
Patrick Boniface2 months ago
Operation Eagle Claw
In American political history, there are few moments that can be pinpointed as marking the moment a President lost an election; but the day that President Jimmy Carter authorised the use of Special Fo...
r. nuñez3 months ago
The Tragic Irony of the SS Cap Arcona
Preface Like me, perhaps you also have heard enough and seen enough renditions about the Titanic disaster. This story is about the ship that played the Titanic in the Nazi-made movie about the undying...
Dominic Berning3 months ago
The Worlds Largest Thermonuclear device: The Tsar Bomb
The Tsar Bomb was, and still remains, the largest thermonuclear weapon ever created. It’s production began in July of 1961, ordered by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who originally wanted a 100 meg...
Buddy Brown3 months ago
Military Inventions You Use Every Day
Most people assume that the military only invents things like guns, weapons, and maybe one or two tactical helmets. This is just not true! The military actually is one of the biggest invention powerho...
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Lorraine Woiak4 months ago
The Rwandan Genocide
Everyone has heard of the holocaust that killed millions of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and any other person that didn't fit the Nazis' views of perfect. And while this tragedy had a lasting impact on...