And won the hearts of those around him

Wojtek sometime after Monte Cassino in a 22nd Artillery Supply Company truck bearing the unit emblem he inspired. From The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum (Public Domain).


A classic cavalry engagement from the Vietnam War

C Troop vehicles of 1–4 CAV during 1969. Source: PBase.com

Introduction

On June 30th, 1966 elements of the 1st Division engaged the…


Why the interwar multi-turreted tanks failed

Captured Soviet T-35 with two German Soldiers. Note the ship-like appearance. From Militarylib.com, public domain.


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To the moon or the toilet?


The horrifying weapon that nearly was

Artists concept of Project Pluto on an attack run. Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory/Department of Energy artist’s conception, public domain.


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Soul-searching in current events


And why it doesn't matter


The story behind the iconic tank duel for Cologne

Smokey Davis (left) and John DeRiggi (right) inspect the knocked out Panther along with an unidentified third soldier (center). Note the shell hole directly below Davis on the hull, this was the Pershing’s first hit. Photograph by James L Bates. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District, 161–3314. Taken March 1945.


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DP Smith

MBA, a degree in History, here to put random thoughts on paper

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