While the British defense of Crete in May 1941 was considered a military failure, it altered Hitler’s future tactics.

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Beyond All Praise: British Defense of Crete

By Jon Diamond

Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith, serving as a liaison to Lt. Gen. Richard O’Connor during Operation Compass, the Western Desert campaign, traveled to General Archibald Wavell’s Middle East Command headquarters in Cairo on February 12, 1941, to seek permission to advance British XIII Corps farther west to Tripoli after the total victory over the Italian Xth Army at Beda Fomm, which gave Britain and her Commonwealth Allies control of the Cyrenaican half of Libya. Read more

The UH-1 became an icon of the Vietnam War, ferrying troops to and from the Battlefield.

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The UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” Helicopter

By Ignacio Pullum

As an icon of the Vietnam War and an angel of mercy for American troops who fought there, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, affectionately known as the “Huey,” has gone on to become the most recognizable helicopter in the world. Read more

'During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival.' – 11Bit Studios talking about their new project, This War of Mine.

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Game Features: This War of Mine

Modern military games make war out to be callous, and emotionally arbitrary. They make the tragedy and hardship seem fun.

That’s the feeling Iraq War veteran John Keyser has about modern FPS titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Read more