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...
March 13th, 1954 | The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

March 13th, 1954 | The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

“Dien Bien Phu” is a classic in all the best, juiciest ways.Not only did it demonstrate a high level of over-confidence on behalf of a French general in Vietnam, but the huge pile of complete “fuck-uppidness” resulted in the Americans later getting involved, and we...
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...
December 8th, 1941 | America Declares War on Japan

December 8th, 1941 | America Declares War on Japan

Seventy years ago America declared war on Japan, but this wasn’t “The World Police” picking on the little guy here, because – perhaps oddly, with some hindsight – Japan started it. But why the heck would a little island all the way over there pick a scrap with one of...
November 19th, 1942 | Operation Uranus

November 19th, 1942 | Operation Uranus

So it’s 1941 and – as Germany – you’ve been punching anyone and everyone within reach for the last three years.  Life is good, and despite the fact that you are being led by a complete and utter idiot, your forces are pretty much rolling over everything. It doesn’t...
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