JUN
02
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Dear Mother - From Stalingrad

Ion Popescu, Oberleutnant Ion Popescu, Oberleutnant

Dearest Mother, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As I sit here amidst the chaos and destruction that surrounds me, I find sola...

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MAY
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Tiger I

Introduction:  During World War II, the Tiger I, also known as the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E, emerged as one of the most feared and formi...

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MAY
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Tiger II

The Tiger II, also known as the King Tiger or Tiger II Ausf. B, is one of the most iconic and feared tanks of World War II. Developed by Germany towar...

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MAY
28
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Top 5 Best Weapons of the Korean War: Revolutionary Technologies that Shaped the Conflict

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 The Korean War (1950-1953) was a conflict that showcased significant technological advancements in warfare. From rifles to artillery, both the U...

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MAY
28
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The T30 Heavy Tank: An American Titan of World War II

T30 Heavy Tank in U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection 2022 T30 Heavy Tank in U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection 2022

In the midst of World War II, the need for heavy tanks capable of withstanding enemy fire and delivering devastating firepower became increasingly app...

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MAY
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The 12.8 cm Pak 44: The Formidable Anti-Tank Gun of World War II

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During World War II, the development and deployment of powerful anti-tank weapons played a crucial role in the ever-evolving battlefield. One such wea...

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MAY
28
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The T28 Superheavy Tank: A Behemoth of World War II

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In the annals of armored warfare, few tanks command as much awe and intrigue as the T28 Superheavy Tank. Designed and developed during World War II, t...

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JAN
09
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Breaking News: Germany Invades Poland, Threatening Peace in Europe

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London, September 1, 1939 In an alarming turn of events, the German armed forces launched a full-scale invasion of Poland early this morning. The aggr...

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AUG
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E100 super heavy tank

Much like the Maus super-heavy tank, the Germans created another massive, mobile bunker. This one was deemed the Entwicklung -100 Or simply the panzerkampfwagen e-100.The tank would be given the Maus turret, but later designs would use the Henschel e-100 turret (adler), which was lighter. As oppose to the Maus, the e-100 was designed to be lighter, sacrificing higher profile, more room and side/rear armor for speed. The tank was intended to replace the E-75(prototype), Tiger II, and JagdTiger. It would have more armor, speed and firepower than any of the said tanks. The tank was drawn up in three separate configurations, the first would have a 173mm anti-everything naval cannon that would literally blow anything to shreds on impact. The second configuration would boast a super-heavy 155mm naval cannon, again simple overkill for that era. The final (first) configuration would use the Maus' 128mm naval gun. A fourth sketch was created...

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NOV
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Moses Sithole

You think of murderer, and you probably think of jack the ripper or some perverted man that ended up making children into pies. But you probably never once hear the name Moses Sithole, and perhaps that is a good thing. Back in the day, South Africa was run by a British held apartheid government. This government made South Africa the richest country in all of africa, but accordingly the class system was racist, favoring white minorities over the 99% African indigenous. Among the indigenous, there lived a man (last name Sithole) who was an abusive father, he even kicked his infant son, Moses, like a ball when he was only one year old. Sithole SR decided to walk out on the family, and he was never heard from again. His son, Moses Sithole, grew up in the slums of South Africa with his brothers. His mother would later abandon him, calling...

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OCT
12
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An Odd Way To Die For An Athenian Lawman

Draco, a prominent lawman in ancient Athens, was accordingly smothered to death by 1000 of the finest cloaks, created as gifts by prominent Athenians as a show of respect to his charitable donations to the community. He could hardly breath, say the scriptures, he gasped, fell and succumb to the fancy, hand made cloaks, never to breath again. Draco RIP 621 BC. Yes, the same Draco that stated thievery of fruit is punishable by death! Draco

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JUL
01
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Ernst Röhm Executed For Treason

​Papers are flying from the streets of berlin! News has arrived stating that commander of the storm battalion, Ernst Röhm, has been executed by a firi...

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AUG
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Panzerkampfwagen VII Lowe

The Panzerkampfwagen VII or lowe was a project drafted in early 1941. This was another "mobile super-fortress" tank to be deployed along the Porsche Maus and Entwicklung E-100 , also with the intention of replacing the now aged tiger II and panther tanks. Panzerkampfwagen VII Lowe (lion) Concept The original design was created to have 150mm frontal, sloped armor, 100mm of side armor and about 88 mm of sloped rear armor, weigh 92 tonnes, and go 45 km/h(using a 1000 hp U-boat engine). This rear mounted turret design was dropped in favor of two other lowe (lion) designs. These were as follows: Panzerkampfwagen VII Lowe Schwere: This was a redesigned version of the lowe. The turret would now be forward mounted, and the augmented armor would be reduced to 140mm, 10mm less than the original. This armor would be "super-sloped" providing about 300 mm of protection in certain "vital" areas. The speed was...

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JUL
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PanzerkampfwagenVIII Maus

Upon initially discovering the project codenamed "Maus", we where naturally fascinated. We had heard of the Germans creating ufos, super submarines, jets, and even land battle ships, but never had we heard of the mobile bunker. And so we decided to share with you the intriguing research that we have spawned. Well, first of all the Maus, contrary to It's name, is not a small tank by any means, In fact, its far larger than any tank we would deploy today (for obvious reasons). So, as opposed to to the average tank of world war II, this thing could simply run over anything anyone had and just keep driving, and mounting a 128mm kwk 44 L/55 naval gun, it could blow anything to smithereens. A British reconstruction of a MAUS super-Heavy Tank Furthermore we want to stress the size of this thing because it was MASSIVE! Just imagine anything you may...

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JUN
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Tog II

We already told you about the maus, the e-100, the lowe and the t28/95 , but today we will talk about a super-heavy tank that would have put devastating amounts of fears into the hearts of people prior to world war II-- too bad it was built during world war II -_-. Today we are talking about a British super-heavy tank project , which obviously reflected their archaic concept of "trench warfare" in an era of fast movement and air superiority. Starting back in early 1941, the Tog II super heavy tank was ordered by numerous branches of allied armed forces (following the success *cough* of the tog I). The tog II was designed to literally topple all enemy tanks in length , although the width was rather average. In fact, the tog was the 4th largest tank prototype ever built in history. The only other competitors were the Russian twin turreted...

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JUN
20
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How The Peace Sign Is Embedded In War

How The Peace Sign Is Embedded In War

The peace sign is really represented in two distinct fashions. The first is the actual sign, rooted in pagan practice and roman polytheistic doctrine. The original peace sign lacked the circle around it. It was called a "Nero's cross" and would often be used by Roman Legionnaires as brooches or insignias on their shields to show their enemies that resistance was futile and anyone that resisted would be crucified. This was literally the case in many famous and documented excursions into Judea. There, Christ was crucified by soldiers of the Nero cross. So how did something rooted in such violence become a peace sign? Well… that we can’t tell you for sure. Nero's Cross Let’s move on to the second image that we can immediately recognize as a symbol of peace. After all, aren't symbols worth a million words?The second symbol that comes to mind is definitely the V shape with...

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MAY
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Vote Yes For Building A Monument To Voytek The Bear!

Vote Yes For Building A Monument To Voytek The Bear!

Wojtek (the smiling warrior) was a brown bear imported from Russia to Iran in 1940 by an Iranian child who decided to trade the bear to a bunch of chaps from the 22nd artillery battalion of the free Polish armed forces in exchange for a slice of bread. The bear was still an infant at the time, and the boy had no idea what to do with him, so he simply traded him for something worth more (and tastier). The 22nd artillery was primarily made up of polish men whom fled their ruined country and joined the allies in their struggle against Germany and her allies (which somehow got them to Iran). Since the primary language of this battalion was polish, the soldiers named the bear Wojtek which means smiling warrior. After just one year, Wojtek was given a military outfit, and enlisted in the Polish liberation army. The very first...

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APR
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How one toothpick could have changed the course of history

How one toothpick could have changed the course of history

Just a Damn toothpick. One damn toothpick! Although this may come as a surprise, there is one damming piece of history that could have changed the world. Would this have been a better world? Probably not. But we will make this very easy to follow and understand.   -Let’s rewind to 1258 A.D.- In 1012 A.D. there was a noble Swedish family from the province of Östergötland. This notable family suffered from a history of dental issues. These oral diseases led to a weakening of the gum line. When accumulated, this resulted in tooth loss. And on a fateful day in 1022 AD, the lord of Östergötland was chewing on a piece of bad fish. Suddenly, the great lord’s teeth all just fell out. At the time, Sweden had no breakthrough studies in recreating lost teeth or dentures.  Simultaneously, a woodworker in Sandwich, England was finished creating the first wooden denture. By...

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JUL
17
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The soviet behemoth -- KV VI

Imagine taking two regular KV-1 tanks, slicing them through the middle, and finally welding them back together. Better yet, keep both turrets, add some rockets and a central machine gun , along with three 150mm guns and you get the feared "soviet land-battleship" , KV (Kliment Voroshilov) 6.Nicknamed the "Behemoth" by Soviet land forces, this tank was created with the intent to push on to Berlin. Single handedly, the amazing firepower wielded by the Kv-6 would have been ear shattering, but the fact that only 120mm of frontal armour were present meant it was in no way on par with the maus or e100 prototypes. KV-6The three turreted design was really a playoff on the success of the t-28 prototype in testing. Although an abysmally unreliable tank on the battlefield, the ability to use two cannons on separate turrets proved effective, unless the tank broke down before it got to the...

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MAR
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vk3601h -Henschel-

In 1942, the panzer4 medium tank no longer cut it for the German army. As such , all assemblies had to move forward, pushing out innovation after innovation every year. Amongs these came the vk3000 (medium) series , as oppose to the 1000 light and 4000 heavy series.Of these , three heavy contenders came about , it is still very difficult to understand why none of these base models went into circulation. These were two Henschel models , and one Porsche model.The Porsche model was too difficult to build, and at that time being resourceful was important. It was not garbage in the least , but it was probably not a popular design (reference vk3001p).Henschel on the other hand created two vk series tanks that would both become very popular. The second of these was the vk3601 h , which was a revolutionary move towards a heavier tank. Vk3601HThis tank was...

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