Month: December 2017

Demise of the Japanese Navy

The naval combat that raged around the Philippines invasion was preceded by a game of…

To Die with Honor

The Japanese Army fought desperately along New Guinea’s Driniumor River.

Desmond Doss

Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector, received the Medal of Honor for courage under fire.

To Make a Fake Tank

Inflatable tanks were a quick and easy way to fool the enemy.

The First Victory

The Battle of Cape Esperance helped dispel the myth of Japanese naval invincibility.

Saipan’s Maritime Heritage Trail

Relics of the fierce World War II battle lie underwater, waiting for exploration.

A Good Samaritan

Photographer George Silk captured a familiar image of World War II in the Pacific.

The Graf Spee & Britain’s First Naval Victory of World War II

When Allied warships cornered a Nazi surface raider, it won them the first significant Allied…

World War I Weapons: Germany’s Big Guns

Stopped short of Paris during World War I, the Germans thought they could still win…

The Lee-Enfield Rifle in World War II

Although first dismissed by some older veterans, soldiers in World War II eventually warmed up…