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World wars have left their marks worldwide and we have a lot to learn about our history and how far the human mind can go.

The Falaise Pocket: World War II

The Battle of the Falaise Pocket was fought August 12-21, 1944, during World War II (1939-1944).Landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944, Allied troops fought their way ashore and spent the next several weeks working to consolidate their position and expand the beachhead. This saw the forces of Lieutenant General Omar Bradley's First US Army push west and secure the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg while the British Second and [...]

By | 2017-09-20T18:53:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

Dunnottar Castle: Medieval Fortress, Scotland

Scotland has some magnificently located castles. Think no further than Stirling Castle or Edinburgh Castle, both built on top of rocks that allow them to dominate the landscape for miles around. But if we had to pick just one to trust with our lives in a time of great danger then it would without any doubt be Dunnottar Castle. No other Scottish castle comes close in terms of a [...]

By | 2017-09-18T18:06:49+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Constructions, Medieval|0 Comments

The De Havilland Mosquito: World War II

On March 15, 1939, German ambitions and lies combined with lack of British resolve pushed Europe to the brink of war when Germany occupied what was left of Czechoslovakia. After this duplicitous move, Britain and France could no longer stand by and allow Germany to encroach on any more territory. Whereas Germany had been ominously building up its armed forces, Britain and France had done nothing, but now they [...]

By | 2017-09-14T08:45:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

The Battle of Asiago: World War I

The Battle of Asiago (Battle of the Plateaux) or the Trentino Offensive (in Italian: Battaglia degli Altipiani), nicknamed Strafexpedition ("Punitive expedition") by the Austrians, was a counteroffensive launched by the Austro-Hungarians on the Italian Front on May 15, 1916, during World War I. It was an unexpected attack that took place near Asiago in the province of Vicenza (now in northeast Italy, then on the Italian side of the [...]

By | 2017-09-05T13:06:22+00:00 September 5th, 2017|World War I|0 Comments

Super Tucano USAF: Turboprop Light Attack Aircraft

As fighters become more complex, the need for highly effective trainer aircraft is on the rise. Embraer’s Super Tucano usaf - a single-engine, stepped-tandem, multi-purpose military turboprop - delivers both training and operational effectiveness at low acquisition and operating costs. It offers advanced solutions for basic to early advanced and weapons familiarization training, such as in-flight virtual training, and also provides the superb operational characteristics required for successful internal [...]

By | 2017-09-04T17:29:33+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Modern War|0 Comments

J. Robert Oppenheimer: Father of the Atomic Bomb

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for leading the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapon during World War II. Born in New York City in 1904, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer served as director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the development of the atomic bomb. After the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Oppenheimer was selected to administer [...]

By | 2017-09-03T13:18:06+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Public Figures, World War II|0 Comments

The Battle of Moscow: World War II

As early as Jul 1941, the Russians knew the Germans were going to breach their defenses and threaten Moscow. On 3 Jul, Lenin's body was moved from Moscow to Tumen to prevent German capture or destruction. Little over two weeks later, on 22 Jul, 127 German bombers raided Moscow, even lightly damaging the Kremlin. As a response, Moscow residents were ordered to build mock houses on Kremlin's grounds and [...]

By | 2017-09-02T18:01:04+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

Battle of Kwajalein: World War II

The Battle of Kwajalein began on January 31, 1944, and concluded February 3, 1944. In the wake of the US victory at Tarawa in November 1943, Allied forces continued their "island-hopping" campaign by moving against Japanese positions in the Marshall Islands. Part of the "Eastern Mandates," the Marshalls were originally a German possession and were awarded to Japan after World War I. Considered part of the outer ring of Japanese [...]

By | 2017-08-31T07:13:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

Stealth Aircraft: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

The F-117A Nighthawk stealth aircraft attack aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin after work on stealth technology, and the predecessor test demonstrator aircraft, Have Blue, was carried out in secret from 1975. Development of the F-117A stealth aircraft began in 1978 and it was first flown in 1981, but it was not until 1988 that its existence was publicly announced. The Nighthawk was the world's first operational stealth aircraft. The [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:12:21+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Modern War|1 Comment

B-25 Mitchell: American Twin-Engine, Medium Bomber

The B-25 Mitchell was a twin-engined medium bomber used in World War II and manufactured by North American Aviation. The B-25 was named in honor military aviation pioneer General Billy Mitchell. Design and Development of the B-25 Mitchell Bomber Experience gained in developing the XB-21 was used by North American in designing the B-25 (called the NA-40 by the company). Only one NA-40 was built, with several modifications later [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:48:47+00:00 August 25th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

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