This article covers Nazi Germany air operations supporting Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and how that involvement helped Nazi Germany prepare for WW2.
Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942–1945
Williamson Murray reviews the book 'Whirlwind the Air War against Japan, 1942–1945'.
Air Power Played a Major Part in Winning the War in the West
Allied operations in the Mediterranean Theatre from 1942 on proved the importance of airpower in supporting ground troops.
The War Between the Wars
This article examines the performance of aircrew deployed during the Spanish Civil War.
Frank Whittle: The underrated British hero who built a jet engine
Eighty years ago, world-changing technology emerged - the first viable jet engine. Had the project been neglected, and was it too late to change the shape of World War Two?
Meet the HMS Rodney Battleship That Took out the Bismarck
This article outlines the role of HMS Rodney in the sinking of famous WW2 German battleship the Bismarck and other naval operations.
The Battle at Leyte Gulf: The Biggest Naval Battle Ever Broke Japan
This article argues that although the WW2 Battle at Leyte Gulf effectively ended the Japanese Navy’s ability to influence the course of the war, lessons shouldn’t be carved in stone but rather be subject to time, technology and warmaking methods.
Stories of the Battle of Britain 1940 – Constant-Speed Propellers
In early 1940 the Spitfire appeared to be no match for the German Messerschmitt Bf-109 during aerial combat; however, switching the Spitfire's variable speed propellor to a constant speed propellor—dramatically improved the Spitfire's performance and more than made it a match for the Bf-109.
Why Revolutionary HMS Dreadnought Never Used Its Big Guns
In 1906 when the UK launched HMS Dreadnought, she was the most powerful battleship globally, but she was soon superseded by newer and better battleships.