WW II History

From the re-occupation of the Rhineland, the Italio-Ethiopian War, Spanish Civil War, and Japanese invasion of China to the actual opening of formal hostilities in Poland in 1939 running six bloody years until VJ Day in 1945, the WW II history section covering the Greatest Generation and their fight against fascism is dedicated.

A Unique American Fighter Aircraft: The Vought F4U Corsair

The lethal Vought F4U Corsair was one of the best, and most distinctive American fighter air crafts of World War II. From its first deployment...

The German Invasion and Occupation of Greece, 1941- 44

500,000 Greeks died and many more were displaced as German forces invaded Greece from recently conquered Yugoslavia. Communist forces resisted the Germans. The Greek Army...

Monty and Patton: Unfriendly Allies

On August 17, 1943, grinning American troops from the 3rd Infantry Division greeted British commandoes as they entered the city of Messina, on the...

Operation Mincemeat and the Man Who Never Was

One frustrating problem facing the planners of Operation Husky was the fact that Sicily, sitting like a stepping stone between North Africa and the...

Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain became famous as much for the aircraft that were used to fight in it as for what actually happened during...
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