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Imagine fighting in Iraq, equipped with the latest weapons, night vision, thermal optics, backed by jets, helicopters and main battle tanks on the planet, when you come up against an enemy using the same weapons your grandfathers faced in the Second World War. This is a real life situation witnessed by soldiers who served in […]

Tanks are designed to be resistant to most threats on the battlefield, like small arms fire, large calibre weapons, toxic battlefield conditions and not to mention other tanks. Without sufficient firepower, a tank is a terrifying force to be reckoned with. However, while they may be able to survive a hail of machine gun fire, […]

Jack Beckett

Catastrophic floods swept through Northern India earlier this month, resulting in destruction and death. But could it have been caused by a Cold War spying operation? This is the devastating claim made by villagers in Raini – part of the Chamoli district – who point to a home grown joint intelligence effort between the CIA […]

Bourn Airfield in Cambridgeshire may become a construction site for thousands of new homes. An English airfield that played its role in the Second World War is now facing tensions of a different sort… namely, local planning issues! Late last month a proposal to build 3,500 houses at the location received initial approval from South […]

It’s reported that a third of Challenger 2 tanks could be headed for the scrapheap, as part of the government’s Strategic Defence Review. The long-serving Challenger is getting a much-needed upgrade. But this finance-squeezing move may happen at the expense of 77 vehicles from the fleet. That leaves 150 to be turned into what’s billed […]

War in Vietnam was the first war where a new kind of aircraft was used on such a wide scale. Since the early 1950s, experiences from Korean War proved that helicopters should share their fair portion in air warfare and no other conflict confirmed it better than Vietnam War. The enemy didn’t fight in conventional […]

Gurkha soldiers are among the toughest and most resilient in the world.  From Nepal, these soldiers served with the British army beginning in 1815, when the British East India Company invaded Nepal and received heavy casualties. Impressed by the Gurkhas fighting abilities, the British incorporated them into their own forces. The Gurkha fought valiantly in […]

In 1944 the Allies of World War II needed to secure several bridges in the Netherlands to keep the Nazis from advancing further.  It would also allow the British army to cross the River Rhine without resistance and make their way into Germany. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, who had been in charge of the […]

One of the last Knights Crosses of the Iron Cross awarded in WW2 was to a French man: Eugene Vaulot, a member of the Waffen-SS. Vaulot served in the ‘Charlemagne’ Division, a group of French volunteers fighting against the Allies, even their own country, under the Third Reich. Around 300 men from this division kept […]

Aircraft Carriers: Throughout naval history, it has been the battleship that dominated on the high seas. Be it the wooden galleys of the Spanish Armada or the revolutionary dreadnought class ships from the early 20th century, all of them had a primary goal – to engage the enemy while remaining safe from their weapons. Half […]

While conflicts being considered later as parts of World War II were already ravaging the planet, it’s the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 that officially marks the start of the worst conflict of humankind. Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931, only to attack China six years later. Italy had already occupied Ethiopia since 1936, […]

Jesse Beckett

The Cold War was a time for the entirety of Europe, who in a moments notice could become a battleground between the two biggest superpowers at the time, the USA and USSR. The ensuing nuclear war would have changed said battleground into a radioactive wasteland. These two superpowers weren’t the only ones with nuclear weapons, […]