Category: allied

The Enigma machine

In war, intelligence can play a vital role in how battles will play out as it allows you to more accurately predict what the enemy forces are likely to do so that you can plan your defenses accordingly, or go on the offensive yourself.Often overlooked, are the clever systems used by both allied and axis…
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The plane that changed the world

Which plane could possibly have this title? If you haven’t figured it out yet. No, she isn’t a fighter or a bomber. She is ‘simply’ a plane to transport passengers, cargo, or paratroopers to the frontlines or any other location. But yet she has made a very large impact in the 1930s, during the second…
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Siegfried line 1945

The Saar Offensive – Could the war in Europe have ended sooner than it did?

The French army launched the ‘Saar offensive’ on the 7th of September 1939 against the Germans due to the German invasion of Poland, as they promised. This French offensive on German soil was halted by the French commanding officers. But was that even logical as an estimated 90% of the German armed forces was at…
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Nijmegen destroyed after the mistaken bombing run

The mistaken bombing of Nijmegen

On the 22nd of February 1944 the city of Nijmegen, located in the Netherlands was shocked by loud noises, a shaky ground and a lot of dust. At 13:28 a squadron of American bombers dropped their bombs upon Nijmegen as a target of opportunity, but how and why was the historical city targeted? And was…
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