One of the Masters of Zombie Fiction Is an Active-Duty U.S. Navy Officer
If you enjoy stories about the walking dead you have probably encountered the work of J.L. Bourne, the pseudonym for an active-duty naval aviator and intelligence officer who penned the Day by Day Armageddon series of novels. He’s also author of the book Tomorrow War, which chronicles life in... Read more
La historia de combate del condón
Un simple condón, compañero del soldado estadounidense en esas apasionadas noches de permiso desde que el ejército empezó a distribuirlos en los años 1930 como barrera contra las infecciones. Sin embargo, durante décadas muchos soldados, marineros, aviadores e infantes de marina han utilizado el condón en el campo como... Read more
The P38 Was the Wehrmacht’s Workhorse Pistol
U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan Schwartz survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge by remaining very, very careful. Schwartz had landed on Utah beach, going ashore when the sand was littered with dead men and smashed vehicles. He carried rounds for an 81-millimeter mortar, survived a close call when... Read more
El Lee-Enfield calibre .303 era el mejor compañero del soldado británico
La mañana del domingo 23 de agosto de 1914 repican las campanas de la iglesia en la ciudad belga de Mons, una ciudad industrial que obstaculizaba el avance del ejército alemán para aplastar a la Fuerza Expedicionaria Británica. Los británicos, con una entidad de 70.000 soldados, habían ocupado la... Read more
No One Made Short-Man Jokes Around Leonard Funk, Jr.
Many veterans say combat will make men do things that they would never dream of doing in normal life. That saying goes double for a five-foot, three-inch, 140-pound U.S. Army soldier from Pennsylvania who was World War II’s most decorated paratrooper. The exploits of 1st Sgt. Leonard Funk, Jr. read... Read more
The .303 Lee-Enfield Was a British Tommy’s Best Mate
Church bells rang on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1914 in the Belgian city of Mons — an industrial town that stood in the way of the advancing German army’s plan to crush the British Expeditionary Force. The Tommies – 70,000 strong – were dug in along the Mons-Conde canal and had occupied the town.... Read more
Russia Brings Its Big Guns to Syria
The Russian army is literally bringing its big guns to the war in Syria. U.S. military analysts said the decision to add artillery to the battlefield indicates a number of key developments, including the Kremlin’s growing influence in planning and executing Syrian military operations. It could be a sign... Read more
Ningún fusil pudo superar al M-1 Garand
El general George Patton, aquel famoso comandante de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que tenía un ego enorme, llamó al fusil M-1 Garand “el mayor instrumento de combate que haya existido nunca.” Alguno podría sorprenderse de que el autopromocionado Patton no se considerara a sí mismo el mayor instrumento de... Read more
The M-1 ‘Ping’ – Myth or Fact?
In John Ford’s classic western film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the character Maxwell Scott describes one way of sorting facts and myth. “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” That could be one way of explaining the most enduring story about... Read more
Los chavales no confían en este fusil de asalto
Publicado por primera vez el 8 de junio de 2015. El SA80 es el principal fusil de asalto del ejército británico y todo lo que se refiere a él es sencillamente una llamada a gritos a los años “1980”. El servicio de rumores del ejército británico [British Army Rumor... Read more

Paul Richard Huard

Contributing Writer

Military historian, free-lance journalist, and contributor to War Is Boring. Areas of expertise: American military history, the Cold War, Russia and the Soviet Union, military small arms.

Jorge Tierno Rey

Traductor [Translator]

Infante de Marina desde 1999. Experto en nada. Sin experiencia real en combate. Fundador y administrador de El Blog de Tiro Táctico (EBdT2) (tirotactico.net) Spanish marine since 1999. Expert in nothing. No real combat experience. Founder and administrator of El Blog de Tiro Táctico (EBdT2) (tirotactico.net)

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