General Articles

How the German High Command Supported the Bolsheviks in World War I

In 1917, Germany was at war not only with Russia, but the United States, Great Britain, and France. Those enemies gave Germany’s army two fronts in Western and Eastern Europe. As the USA joined the Triple Entente in 1917, Germany had to win World War I sooner rather than later. Aside from its army, the …

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The Story Behind the World War II “Kilroy was here”

There are many timeless images that evoke the patriotism of World War II: posters of Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter; signs urging the public to buy war bonds; the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima; the exuberant sailor kissing the nurse – who was actually a dental assistant – in the middle of …

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Remember, Honor, and Serve – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) celebrated completing its October Parachute School on 19 October 2019 with an Open Hanger Day at their Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick Oklahoma. The ADT ran fourteen aspiring team members through a nine-day jump course, culminating in five successful exits from an authentic C-47 aircraft while in …

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A Giant Abandoned Cold War Bunker in Southern Europe

Somewhere in Southern Europe stands a giant bunker, build within a mountain, that once was a massive, busy complex for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Build during the Cold War era, more specifically around the grounding of the Warsaw Pact, this bunker complex was a home for somewhere around 250 people, who were daily active …

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The Tiger Tank of Snegiri Military History Museum in Russia

I think that already everyone has seen this tank or its replica’s in movies about World War II. It’s probably the most famous example of the German technology of those years. Despite all the fame of “Tigers”, a very little number of them survived till nowadays. In total, seven tanks of this type, including two …

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Image of a military tank in 2019

WATCH: Vehicle and Panther Compilation of Militracks 2019

Argunners Magazine has attented the 2019 edition of Militracks on Sunday, May 19. It was the second time we visited Militracks (first one was Militracks 2018). After last year the the impressive King Tiger (Panzerkampfwagen VI Königstiger) attented Militracks, it was now the Panther’s turn to steal the show! Both the King Tiger and Panther …

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Paratroopers (inc. RAMC Para Field Ambulance personnel) of the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division taken as POWs by Germans during the Battle of Arnhem. Near Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands. 20 September 1944.

Operation Market Garden – Hard Mission & Hard Analysis

Operation Market Garden was a combination of two plans. Operation Market was an airborne assault against the Dutch towns of Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and Arnhem. The Market forces — the U.S. 101st and 82d Airborne Divisions and the 1st British Airborne Division, reinforced by the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade — were to seize the bridges over …

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Sherman that was knocked out by a mine

Solitude in the Shadow of Death: Battle of Peleliu

A personal and revising look at one of World War 2’s forgotten battles: The Battle of Peleliu I’ll be the first to admit that when I was planning my first trip to Peleliu, my limited knowledge of the battle that raged there during the autumn of 1944, came from recalling grainy re-runs of the eponymous …

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General Matthew B. Ridgway and his Greatest Combat Achievement

General Matthew B. Ridgway’s experiences as an airborne commander in Word War 2 provided the mindset and experience he needed to be successful when he assumed command of 8th Army during the Korean War. He took command at a time when the American forces were demoralized and retreating and he infused new life and fighting …

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