The Battle of Belleau Wood: World War I

The battle fought in Belleau Wood (June 1918) was the first real taste of battle for the US Marines in World War One with General Pershing calling Belleau Wood the most important battle fought by US forces since the US Civil War. The Battle of Belleau Wood was part of the Allied drive east away from an axis from Amiens to Paris in what was a response to the Spring [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:18:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Battle of Manila: World War II

The Battle of Manila (February 3, 1945 – March 3, 1945) was a major battle of the Philippine campaign of 1944-45, during the Second World War. It was fought by American and Filipino forces against Japanese troops in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The month-long battle, which resulted in the death of over 100,000 civilians and the complete devastation of the city, was the scene of the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:19:09+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |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 | 2017-10-30T01:28:27+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , , |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 | 2017-10-30T01:30:42+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |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 | 2017-10-30T01:32:52+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |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 | 2017-10-30T01:34:06+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Admiral Kuznetsov: Russian Aircraft Carrier

Due to historical and political considerations, carrier development such as Admiral Kuznetsov got off to a slow start in the Soviet Union. The debate over large decked carriers has been ongoing for decades starting the 1930's with Stalin; however, two carriers were planned but canceled with the start of WW II with the ground war being a major consideration. After the war, the Soviet Navy saw how the aircraft carrier [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:36:59+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Higgins US PT Boat: World War II

The American side of the PT boat ("Patrol Torpedo") wars of World War 2 are primarily remembered for the exploits of the men governing their ELCO PT systems against the vessels of the mighty Japanese Navy. However, the USN held two major designs as their standard PT boat and this included the ELCO 80-footer and the Higgins 78-foot. While ELCO represented most of the PT boats produced for the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:42:04+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Club K: Container Missile System

Russia’s military-industrial complex is offering an ominous weapons system in the international arms market called the Club K cruise missile system. It consists of a quadruple launcher for Club cruise missiles hidden inside an innocuous-looking cargo container that serves as a cover for the missiles’ Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and the control cabin, where two operators would handle the satellite communications and the missiles’ targeting and launching. The Club missiles are known [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:44:07+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

USS Princeton American Light Carrier: World War II

A tremendous explosion in Leyte Gulf on October 24, 1944, broke the American light carrier USS Princeton in two and devastated the light cruiser USS Birmingham. The 600-foot light carrier USS Princeton (CVL23) was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on February 25, 1943, and was sunk 20 months later, on October 24, 1944, in Leyte Gulf during heroic efforts to retake the Philippines from the Japanese. One of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:46:19+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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