A plan of attack overly ambitious for its time

The British Isles have historically been hard to invade. Very few nations have managed to successfully invade the island nation, even so, most of these successful invasion attempts happened before England became the naval superpower we commonly know. Napoleon was not phased by these factors and thus went ahead and…


A tale that proves the French were not as defenseless as we thought

Tank tactics were central to the Second World War. The German’s iconic Blitzkrieg could only be performed through the use of agile tanks and armored personnel carriers. This new tactic of using armor to pierce the enemy lines overturned everything generals learned in the First World War.

Due to this…


They say you should not turn up to work drunk for a reason

During the late 20th century the fear of nuclear armageddon was at its height. The Cold War created a climate where many citizens on both sides feared that their leaders might make a mistake that would put the world into an unrecoverable state.

For this reason, the procedure to launch…


How a bridge created a fight for prestige between the USSR and the United States

The Cold War is one of the most defining events of the 20th century. For many of us who were not born at a time where we could experience this event. …


The history behind one of history’s strangest weapons

Throughout history, humanity has designed and used ever more intricate and efficient weapons. Warfare has always led to innovation, but in some cases, this innovation has led to the creation of some very peculiar and questionable weapons.

In this article, we will look at perhaps the best example of this…


The Red Army could sometimes rival the brutality of the Wehrmacht

The Eastern Front of the Second World War is renowned for its shows of brutality. This brutality was no limited to the active personnel involved in the fighting and would often extend to the civil population of the lands the conflict was being fought in.

We know much of the…


The shockwave it created travelled over 3 times around the globe

Modern technology has allowed humans to harness the explosive power of many elements our ancestors did not have access to. Through this evolution in warfare, our bombs have gotten bigger and more destructive. …


The two people who showed the US that women could do anything a man can

During the early 20th century a struggle for women’s suffrage was happening across the world. The west was not exempt from this as even during this time most states did not allow women to vote. …


The Cold War led to some strange scenarios

The United States has come up with many schemes to prove itself as the leading power on the world stage. Such schemes came in many shapes and sizes and, although not always the case, most of them were pursued and put into action by the army.

During the Cold War…


The story of the strange disappearance of Harold Holt and the conspiracies behind it

Throughout modern history, the lives of those who rule a country would be in danger. Although it is not as common nowadays due to an increase in the level of security around these figureheads, the lives of rulers in the 20th century could be threatened or even ended.

Such an…

Calin Aneculaesei

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