A Mk.IV Lewis Gun with its mainspring running in a tube through the center of the skeleton stock. Royal Armouries photo Armorers rushed old and damaged guns back into service by MATTHEW MOSS Following the disastrous Battle of France and the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in early... Read more
Helicóptero OH-58C del Ejército de Tierra de la Guardia Nacional de Florida. Foto del Ejército de Tierra de la Guardia Nacional de Florida La estadounidense Guardia Nacional consideró que este extraño vídeo sexual era un buen ejemplo de las prestaciones de sus equipos de vigilancia El manual oficial incluye un... Read more
A Climax Event nuclear blast at the Nevada Proving Ground on June 4, 1953. Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s push to direct an atomic onslaught at China would have ended terribly by ROBERT FARLEY In 1950, as U.S. forces retreated from China’s onslaught across the Yalu River, Gen. Douglas MacArthur called for strategic air... Read more
Western Approaches Command operations room. Matthew Moss photo The Western Approaches Command helped to turn the tide of World War II by MATTHEW MOSS The Western Approaches is a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of the British Isles. During World War II, the movement of supplies into Britain... Read more
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in 1973. Photo via Wikipedia Richard Nixon’s madman theory increased the risk of nuclear war — and now it has an imitator in Donald Trump by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN Would being officially and strategically unpredictable make America safer? The question, once academic, is now deeply urgent — for one simple reason.... Read more
Japanese-American children during the internment. U.S. National Archives photo Trump camp cites a black spot from history to justify new bad ideas by KEVIN KNODELL “We did it during World War II with Japanese, which you know, call it what you will, may be wrong,” Trump surrogate Carl Higbie told Fox News... Read more
Capt. Yu Xu, one of China’s first female fighter pilots. Xinhua photo Capt. Yu Xu was one of the first combat pilots in a long history of women in Chinese military aviation by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN On the morning of Nov. 12, J-10 fighters from China’s prestigious Ba Yi Air Demonstration Team... Read more
A Soviet ‘November-class’ submarine. Photo via Wikimedia The rescue operation ended in death by ROBERT FARLEY The Bay of Biscay is one of the world’s great submarine graveyards. In late World War II, British and American aircraft sank nearly 70 German U-boats in the bay, which joined a handful of Allied... Read more
A Panzerfaust warhead. GrizzleStudios photo via Flickr British armor met anti-tank weapons at close range in Gheel by ROBERT BECKHUSEN To Allied tank crews during World War II, the Panzerfaust was one of the German army’s deadliest weapons behind the static 88-millimeter cannon, the rocket-propelled Panzerschreck and — most of all — other tanks. The shoulder-launched... Read more
Source The L-39 weighed 109 pounds by MATTHEW MOSS The mammoth Lahti L-39 anti-tank rifle, designed by Aimo Lahti — Finland’s greatest gun-designer — served Finland well during the 1940s. The 20-millimeter, semi-automatic anti-tank rifle’s barrel alone was 51.2 inches long, and the overall weapon weighed a staggering 109 pounds. Through the 1930s, the Finnish military... Read more
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