M75 Armored Personnel Carrier

by David Doyle A ‘box design’ for safe troop transport By the end of WWII, the U.S. military was looking for a fully enclosed, tracked, armored personnel carrier to replace the half-tracks then in service. The first, the M44 (T16) … More »

WWII bomb causes evacuation in Greece

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people earlier this month. The cause: a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. Bomb disposal experts began work to diffuse the bomb about … More »

An ‘Auto-Evolution’ in warfare

The Great War saw the face of armed conflict change forever as weapons technology increased and breakthroughs were needed to punch through the static trench warfare. The traditional force multiplier and queen of the battlefield –horse-mounted cavalry –  had been … More »

New Law to Recover Nazi-Looted Art

President Barack Obama recently signed legislation that will assist heirs who trying to recover artwork lost to Nazi looting during World War II. The legislation extends the statutes of limitations for the recovery. In recent years, courts have sided with … More »

WWII on World Wide Web

  The National World War II Museum is making thousands of first-person soldiers’ accounts available online. Museum executives are creating a vast online collection of 9,000 existing oral and written histories and will take longer than the war was fought: … More »