British Mandate of Palestine

The British Mandate of Palestine was the legal governing power, or authority, granted to Great Britain by the newly created League of Nations, right after World War I, to rule a chunk of Middle East territory, which included today’s Israel and Palestine. Until 1919, this territory was part of the  Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, which had […]

WW2 German Artillery

Although the Wehrmacht had at its disposal thousands of tanks and ground-attack aircraft to provide fire support to its ground forces, the German Army also made extensive use of artillery pieces of all kind to carry out the different types of missions, to destroy heavily-protected, concrete fortresses, to lay siege to a city, and to […]

Map of Sudetenland

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The Sudetenland was a region in Southern Germany, inhabited by German-speaking people. In acient times, it was first settled by a Celtic ethnic group and, by the 1st century BC, it had been conquered by the Marcomanni, a Germanic tribe that settled there permanently. In the Middle Ages, the Sudetenland became part of the Duchy […]

Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP)

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The massive ordnance penetrator (MOP), or GBU-57, is the most powerful, anti-bunker, smart bomb that has ever been built so far. It was developed and produced by Boeing for the US Air Force to be theoretically used in a war against Iran to stop its nuclear weapons development program by attacking this country’s nuclear fuel […]

Maps of German Offensive in Poland

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The maps of the German Polish Campaign show the directions of the attack on Poland and the points of origin. Beginning on September 1, 1939, the Cerman offensive in Poland, called Operation Fall Weiss, was conducted by two army groups. Army Group North (AGN) was commanded by Fedor von Bock and was composed of the […]

GBU-43 MOAB

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The GBU-43 MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) is the most powerful conventional bomb in the world. It is in service with the US Air Force since 2003. It is also part of the British Royal Air Force’s arsenal. According to some military sources, two of the 15 MOABs in US inventory might have been used […]