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The world’s biggest and best display of historic moving armour, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020
12/03/2019
Tankfest 2020 20th Anniversary

The world’s biggest and best display of historic moving armour, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020

TANKFEST, the world’s biggest and best display of historic moving armour, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020. To mark this milestone, organisers are

12/03/2019
Abandoned Spaces

Armoured Train- Parola Tank Museum, Finland

Drone video footage of an armoured train at the Parola Tank Museum, Finland.

No one knows why they were buried like this but thankfully being free from oxygen they are remarkably well preserved.
12/03/2019
Battlefield relics dug up: Big collection of German helmets

No one knows why they were buried like this but thankfully being free from oxygen they are remarkably well preserved.

German helmets that had been buried for nearly 100 years were found in 2011. The haul was found and dug up in France after a young man read letters that

For more than 50 years, the former US military base was a bustling community and center of important military operations...
12/03/2019
George Air Force Base in California: decaying structures, apocalyptic landscapes, and a lot of tumbleweeds - Abandoned Spaces

For more than 50 years, the former US military base was a bustling community and center of important military operations. Today it is only an eerie ghost town. The empty streets, houses, military installations, and other buildings are in ruins and quietly are being overtaken by the mysterious forces of nature.

George Air Force Base was opened in June 1941 and officially closed in 1992 at the end of the Cold War. Since then, parts of it have been left to deteriorate under the hot sun. For more than 50 years, the former US military base was a bustling community and center of important military operations. ....

During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carr...
12/03/2019
4 American Troop Transport Vehicles of the 20th Century

During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carry them to and around battlefields

M75 During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carry them to and around

Why are American Flag patches on military uniforms shown in reverse? To fully appreciate what this means, we’ll go int...
12/03/2019
Always Facing Forward: Why the American Flag Appears Reversed on Military Patches

Why are American Flag patches on military uniforms shown in reverse? To fully appreciate what this means, we’ll go into detail on the specifics of flag placement on military uniforms.

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jennifer Grant who writes on behalf of American Flags The American flag, the nation’s symbol of

Their first collision was with the British 6th Airborne Division, which accounted for four of the Panthers and one Tiger...
12/03/2019
From The Tank Museum: Crouching Tiger & the Confrontation with a Comet

Their first collision was with the British 6th Airborne Division, which accounted for four of the Panthers and one Tiger hit in the turret by a PIAT so that it was unable to traverse. Then they encountered leading elements of 5th (US) Armored Division which accounted for the last Panther and two of the remaining Tigers.

In the wooded countryside close to the Aller River in Germany, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks belonging to 3rd Royal Tank

During the Second World War, America had to move quickly to arm itself. Tanks had become a vital part of combat, as show...
12/02/2019
8 American Tanks of WW2 - Were They the Best?

During the Second World War, America had to move quickly to arm itself. Tanks had become a vital part of combat, as shown by Germany’s decisive armored offensives in Poland and France.

During the Second World War, America had to move quickly to arm itself. Tanks had become a vital part of combat, as shown by Germany’s decisive armored

12/02/2019
War History Online

Hamilton's Own Field Artillery Live Fire

1-5 Field Artillery (Hamilton's Own) conduct Live Fire.

Such weapons did not fall under the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles, which gave Germany the freedom to develop i...
12/02/2019
The Terrifying German Rocket Launchers in 25 Photos

Such weapons did not fall under the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles, which gave Germany the freedom to develop it.

The first missile launcher systems developed in Germany were designed to fire both shells loaded with poisonous substances, and projectiles containing a

The Man in the High Castle is a television series on Amazon set in a future where the United States was conquered by Naz...
12/02/2019
Man in the High Castle: Nazi Symbols from Amazon Show Destroyed

The Man in the High Castle is a television series on Amazon set in a future where the United States was conquered by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.The Man in the High Castle is a television series on Amazon set in a future where the United States was conquered by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

The Man in the High Castle is a television series on Amazon set in a future where the United States was conquered by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. It

She would pay a heavy price for that helpful act. She would be held in solitary confinement in a Russian prison for six ...
12/02/2019
The Jew who Identified the Fuehrer’s Remains & Kept the Secret for Decades

She would pay a heavy price for that helpful act. She would be held in solitary confinement in a Russian prison for six years, before being dispatched in a cattle truck to Siberia for a further four years of forced labour.

In 1941, Hitler’s Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. The Red Army found themselves in desperate need of German interpreters. Elena Kagan was a

In some places, the islands had levels that were ten times higher than soil in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
12/02/2019
Radiation Levels Higher in Marshall Islands Than in Chernobyl

In some places, the islands had levels that were ten times higher than soil in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

The Marshall Islands are a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean that lie between Hawaii and the Philippines. They contain the Bikini and Enewetak atolls

Did you know - there is still one army on this planet which still has a force of war elephants
12/02/2019
Forget Tanks: Meet The War Elephants of The 21st Century

Did you know - there is still one army on this planet which still has a force of war elephants

AK-47 rifles, RPGs, pistols and revolvers, a few artillery pieces, and some homemade firearms. They also, however, have war elephants. The mention of the

12/02/2019
Mad Max Move Over: The Armored Gun Trucks of Vietnam

The only “authorized” armament for these transformed five-ton trucks was the M60, but the soldiers of the transport corps were very creative in how they “acquired” what they needed.

Men of the transportation corps started converting 2.5-ton trucks into mobile gun platforms. They added wood and sandbags as well as mounting M60 machine

Just before WW2 the Japanese had a hidden settlement in British Columbia. Only now has it been found.
12/02/2019
Abandoned Japanese Village Found in Canadian Forest

Just before WW2 the Japanese had a hidden settlement in British Columbia. Only now has it been found.

In reality, he had discovered an abandoned Japanese town. In the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia, Robert

Nicknamed “The Beast Killer,” it featured a 152.4 mm gun with a multi-role purpose of knocking out heavy tanks, dest...
12/02/2019
The Destroyer of Beasts: ISU-152 Self-Propelled Artillery

Nicknamed “The Beast Killer,” it featured a 152.4 mm gun with a multi-role purpose of knocking out heavy tanks, destroying enemy fortifications, and providing artillery support for more mobile units during offensive operations.

When Panthers rolled alongside Tiger tanks on the Eastern Front, eyebrows were certainly raised at the Soviet High Command. How to overcome these

Besides deceiving the naked eye, modern armored paint is also expected to protect against radioactive, biological, and c...
12/02/2019
Can a Leopard Really Change it Spots?

Besides deceiving the naked eye, modern armored paint is also expected to protect against radioactive, biological, and chemical contamination and corrosion.

There is an old saying: Can a leopard change its spots? Over the last 50 years, the German Leopard series of main battle tanks has seemingly managed to do

12/01/2019
War History Online

Polaris MRZR - Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle

This is the Polaris MRZR a lightweight tactical all terrain vehicle used by The U.S. Marine Corps.

Some of these look like science fiction.
12/01/2019
20 Specialist Armored Vehicles of World War Two

Some of these look like science fiction.

The Second World War saw massive numbers of armored vehicles deployed on all sides. While most were tanks, artillery, and transports, there were also lots

At the end of World War II, as overwhelming British forces advanced in Burma, 1,000 Japanese soldiers tried to escape th...
12/01/2019
How Japanese Soldiers Survived Ten Miles of Crocodile Infested Waters In WW2

At the end of World War II, as overwhelming British forces advanced in Burma, 1,000 Japanese soldiers tried to escape through a ten mile crocodile infested swamp.

Less than half survived the night in what is today regarded as the greatest slaughter of humans by animals in recorded history. Here's what happened:

If you had to slog through ten miles of crocodile infested swamps, what would you think your chances of survival would be? That was probably the question

12/01/2019
The Battle of Stalingrad in 30 Photos

The battle was characterized by some of the most brutal close-quarter combat in history, along with a complete disregard for the civilian population that remained trapped in the city

The battle commenced in August 1942 and finally ended in February 1943 when the last of the German forces surrendered. Hailed as the single largest

The average ancient or medieval person would have had far more exposure to death and violence than the average citizen o...
12/01/2019
From Axes to Artillery. Did Medieval Soldiers Suffer From PTSD?

The average ancient or medieval person would have had far more exposure to death and violence than the average citizen of a modern nation, and would likely be conditioned to deal with such exposure.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious, often debilitating psychological affliction that is common in survivors of distressing physical,

The British had been deeply impressed by the performance of German eight-wheel armored cars, so now they asked the Ameri...
12/01/2019
5 American Armored Cars of World War II

The British had been deeply impressed by the performance of German eight-wheel armored cars, so now they asked the Americans to produce an Allied version.

The British had been deeply impressed by the performance of German eight-wheel armored cars, so now they asked the Americans to produce an Allied version.

However, the family endured, and in 1978 a helicopter looking for a spot for scientists to be able to study the unexplor...
12/01/2019
This Russian family was cut off from all human contact even unaware of WWII

However, the family endured, and in 1978 a helicopter looking for a spot for scientists to be able to study the unexplored taiga chanced upon the Lykov homestead. When four scientists were sent to the area to prospect for iron ore, they were told of the pilot’s discovery and decided to investigate

Agafia Lykova has lived her entire life in the depths of the immense Siberian wilderness known as the taiga. For more than 70 years, she has lived over

This is great news - Hanks & Spielberg are back!
12/01/2019
The Follow-Up to 'Band of Brothers' is Coming

This is great news - Hanks & Spielberg are back!

Apple has been growing their empire by moving into the entertainment world. Their latest move is opening their own production studio. The first project

Today, the Auschwitz virtual tour commemorates all the victims, the lives lost, and those who suffered agonies as a resu...
12/01/2019
Emotionally Tough Virtual Tour: Inside the Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Today, the Auschwitz virtual tour commemorates all the victims, the lives lost, and those who suffered agonies as a result of the Nazis’ actions

The Auschwitz concentration camp is an international symbol of human tragedy, terror, and genocide. It was originally intended to be another of the

The super heavy tanks of Germany, Britain, France, and Russia were developed in secrecy during WWI, but none of them ent...
12/01/2019
Four Combat Monsters - The Super-Heavy Tanks Of WWI

The super heavy tanks of Germany, Britain, France, and Russia were developed in secrecy during WWI, but none of them entered active service before the war ended.

In a time when bigger was considered better, an unofficial term was coined to describe a category beyond the heavy tank. The super heavy tanks of Germany,

If the Bald Eagle represents the land of the free than the AR-15 represents the Marines and US Armed Forces. What most p...
12/01/2019
A Brief History Of The AR-15: A Classic American Weapon

If the Bald Eagle represents the land of the free than the AR-15 represents the Marines and US Armed Forces. What most people don’t understand is that AR-15 is actually a brand name just like Nike or Coke.

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Sam Bocetta If the Bald Eagle represents the land of the free than the AR-15 represents the

Faced with a terrible choice – that of burning to death, or falling to his death, Alkemade chose the latter option.
12/01/2019
The Airman Who Fell 18,000 Feet Without A Parachute & Lived

Faced with a terrible choice – that of burning to death, or falling to his death, Alkemade chose the latter option.

Faced with a terrible choice – that of burning to death, or falling to his death, Alkemade chose the latter option. Aerial combat, like naval combat, has

Buckle in and prepare for a long ride full of surprises and amazing discoveries about this underground world – a world...
12/01/2019
A tour around Ouvrage de Soetrich: a Maginot Line fort with guns still inside the turrets - Abandoned Spaces

Buckle in and prepare for a long ride full of surprises and amazing discoveries about this underground world – a world that is a testimony to the expensive and elaborate but ultimately useless work of French engineering wizardry.

Ouvrage de Soetrich is a large fort that forms part of the Maginot Line: the extensive system of elaborate defensive structures built in the 1930s to prevent a German invasion of France. It is located near the town of Hettange-Grande, close to the France-Luxemberg border, on the north-east of France...

In the midst of the Vietnam War, after a bomb destroyed his family home and killed his wife and two of his sons, a despe...
12/01/2019
Fleeing to the jungle during the Vietnam War, they walked back out 40 years later

In the midst of the Vietnam War, after a bomb destroyed his family home and killed his wife and two of his sons, a desperate father grabbed his infant boy and fled into the jungle and that’s where they stayed – 41 years later in 2013 they returned to a modern world.

It was 1973 during the Vietnam War when a bomb went off in the village of Tram Kem and killed three of Ho Van Thanh's family members. To save his toddler

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