World War II

REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover up?

REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover-up? An interesting book about the planning on both sides of the war of the German Invasion of England. The German plan of operation was called Sea Lion. History tells us that many countries have tried to invade England but only one was successful. I won’t …

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REVIEW: The Sniper Anthology – Snipers of the Second World War

The impressive list of contributors to The Sniper Anthology includes Mark Spicer writing on Harry M. Furness, the last surviving British sniper who went ashore on D-Day; Martin Pegler, who details the famous Soviet sniper Vassili Zaitsev; Adrian Gilbert on the Wehrmacht sharpshooter and lone wolf Sepp Allerberger; and Roger Moorhouse on Simo Hayha, the …

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Petit-type tourniquet, London, England, 1823-1829.

History of the life-saving Tourniquet

During World War I, the medical profession responded with mobile X-Ray machines, the use of the Thomas Splint, use of vaccines, and new emphasis on continuing care and rehabilitation. Many of the medical innovations that were seen in the Great War proved itself as an instrument to save lives. These innovations were modified and improved …

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Foo Fighters: World War II UFO Sightings and the Nazi UFO Program

While most know of the Foo Fighters as a popular rock band, the term was actually used for a very different reason during World War II. The term was coined by Allied pilots to describe UFOs while working in both Europe and the Pacific theater. The best guess as to what these “foo fighters” were? …

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Sinking of oiler USS Mississinewa

Most Notable US Navy Losses of World War 2 – Part II

In Part One of Notable US Navy Losses of World War 2 we covered the USS Arizona (BB-39), USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56), USS Tullibee (SS-284), USS Tang (SS-306), USS Mount Hood (AE-11), USS Borie (DD-215), USS Ingraham II (DD-444), USS Indianapolis (CA-35), USS Stewart (DD-224), USS Sturtevant (DD-240), USS R-12 (SS-89) and USS S-28 (SS-133) but these were just a handful of the notable losses. We asked our readers …

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History Speaks: Oral Histories at the National World War II Museum

World War II ended seventy-one years ago, but more than 9,000 oral and written histories are ready to invade the Internet, providing first-person accounts of the war and those who fought it online. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana has over 22,000 hours of materials, thousands of documents, and millions of …

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TRAILER: Kokoda 39th Battalion – Australian War Movie

War drama inspired by a true story. A small platoon of reservist Australian soldiers have been sent on an advanced patrol up the Kokoda trail – a critical supply line that separates Australia from full-blown invasion. After sustained bombardment from the Japanese, the men are cut off from their supply lines. Isolated in the jungle …

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