May 27th, 1941 | The RN Sinks the German Bismarck

May 27th, 1941 | The RN Sinks the German Bismarck

World War II, and the island nation of Britain is holding out against the Axis powers, but not without a little support from the USA and Canada. And when I say “a little support,” we’re talking a million tons of imported materials … per week. And you don’t get to sail...
April 7th, 1945 | Operation Ten-Go: Yamato Sinks

April 7th, 1945 | Operation Ten-Go: Yamato Sinks

Ever since the early ironclads, the evolution of the Ship of the Line into the formidable Battleship has been a meteoric one. Late 19th Century battleships of 8,000 tons, gave way to dreadnoughts of 12,000, and then – in increments of 2,000 “I have bigger balls than...
December 22nd, 1944 | “Nuts!” The Battle of the Bulge

December 22nd, 1944 | “Nuts!” The Battle of the Bulge

December 22nd, 1944, and Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, stares down at the surrender demand sent by the surrounding German forces. His charge – the city of Bastogne – is in trouble: medical supplies and personnel were gone, the...
November 12th, 1944 | The RAF Sinks the German Tirpitz

November 12th, 1944 | The RAF Sinks the German Tirpitz

Ever since man figured that he could push out a plank of wood onto a lake, stand on it and throw rocks at other men standing on their own planks, there has been a need to create the ultimate “floating plank of wood.” And the first thing you’re going to think about...
November 11th, 1940 | The Battle of Taranto

November 11th, 1940 | The Battle of Taranto

What’s 740 ft. long, 95 ft. wide, displaces 23,000 tons, plays home to 1,229 men, can hit speeds of 30 knots from 83,000 kW boilers driving 3 omg propellers of absolute sex, while simultaneously catapulting 36 aircraft into your face. This lady: HMS Illustrious. And...