Battle of Bloody Ridge Nose


The Battle of Bloody Ridge Nose was fought during the bigger Battle of Peleliu, on Umurbrogol, on the island of Peleliu, from September 17 to November 26, 1944, during WWII. Nicknamed “Bloody Ridge Nose” by the US Marines, the¬†Umurbrogol was in fact a series of ridges where the Japanese had dug in deep in the […]

Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, or Salamina, was a naval battle that took place in September 480 BC, during the Second Greco-Persian War. Xerxes I, son of Darius I, had ordered his generals to invade Greece to avenge his father, who had been thoroughly defeated by the Greeks during the first invasion of this country. Having […]

Blitzkrieg Weapons

To carry out WWII Blitzkrieg, the Wehrmacht used four types of weapons; the aircraft, the tank, the self-propelled gun, and the truck-towed anti-tank gun, providing the German Army’s spearhead units a combination of dynamic mobility, fire support, and accuracy to punch holes in the enemy lines through which to pour into enemy territory and encircle […]

Weapons in Operation Barbarossa

During Operation Barbarossa, from June 22, 1941 to January 1942, the Wehrmacht used the following weapons against the Red Army: German Army Infantry weapons (See) Mauser K98 (7.92mm bolt-action rifle); MP 40 (9mm submachine-gun); Maschinengewehr 34 (a 7.92mm machine gun); Stielhandgranate 24 (stick hand grenade); 5-cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (50mm mortar); 8-cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 […]

Vektor R4


The Vektor R4 is an assault rifle in service with the South African Defence Force since 1980. It was used during the Angolan Bush War and Namibian War of Independence. The R4 is manufactured by Denel Land System and replaced the 7.62mm FN FAL, as it was exported to Serbia and Rwanda. Fitted with a […]

Weapons in Battle of Midway

During the vicious fighting of the Battle of Midway, both sides used powerful naval weapons to destroy and defeat their enemy. Most of the armament were either carried on board or mounted on the decks of warships, such as aircraft and heavy naval guns respectively; thus, from this point of view, all types of warships […]