One of the lesser-known stories from WWII is how 100,000 African soldiers, including 45,000 Nigerians, fought for the British Empire in their hour of need. These troops were dispatched to Southeast Asia in 1944 to force the Japanese out of Burma. Japanese soldiers seized Rangoon, Burma's capital, on March 8, 1942, forcing British soldiers out of the nation and into India.
Special forces are military units that have undergone significant and stringent training to serve and protect their country. Special forces emerged back in the 20th century during WWII. Some of the special missions they undergo are hostage rescue, mobility operations, and counterterrorism missions. The idea of special forces stems from Japanese ninjas.
A warship or warrior transport is a maritime boat that is assembled and principally expected for maritime fighting. Generally they have a place with the military of a state. Just as being furnished, warships are intended to withstand harm and are normally quicker and more flexibility than trader ships. 1. Izumo-Class Helicopter Destroyer The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force utilizes two of the biggest warships on the planet with these 814 foot dispatches, the Izumo and the Kaga. The Izumo-Class are the biggest
Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII.
Our story begins in Liverpool, England, William Hitler was enjoying his young life when in 1930, his father took him to Germany to meet his uncle for the first time.
No one could call Hiroo Onoda “undependable.” He served Japan’s military during a time of absolute chaos, and he did it proudly. His passionate intensity started at a young age. Onoda was born in 1922 to parents who already had 6 children when he arrived. They lived on Honshu, the largest Japanese Island, where Onoda proved a difficult child to rear. He was stubborn right from the start and often lashed out violently. At age six, he injured his friend with a knife, which was the final straw for his mother.
Led by the record breaking and popular pilot Marina Raskova, the Night Witches were a crew of small plane pilots, that terrorized the Germans to the extent that it was announced in the German rank, that any soldier that could bring them down, would be given the Iron Cross. They flew so low, steadily and quietly in the dark, that the Germans named them the Night Witches, they were always raining bombs on supply depots, armories and base camps. The Night Witches flew the Po-2 bi-planes that was so small that it
This statement seems ridiculous but it's actually true. You can disobey a direct order from a commanding officer to kill an enemy solider and bear arms in Military, and you won't be court-martial or banned for the armed services. In Military terms, an individual can sign up to join any military service and refuse to bearing arms. Required you register on these two sections; Conscientious Objector or Conscientious Cooperator. Conscientious Objectors can claimed the right to refuse to performs military tasks;
We are all fascinated about aviation. Who doesn't like the huge metal birds that takes off into the sky, soaring high with their characteristic enormous sound given off by the jet engines. Today we are going to be looking at amazing aviation facts. Sit back and enjoy A Boeing 727 aircraft was stolen out of an airport in 2003. Neither the plane nor the two men aboard were ever found. A woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing During WWII, the British Airforce
This piece is a response to a post I read recently. A Nigerian was comparing the growth process of Japan immediately after world war 2 and Nigeria's growth. According to him, while Japan was able to bounce back from the devastation of war to become a bigger economy, Nigeria has not grown.
Well, we finally made it through that crazy, rollercoaster ride that was the year 2020. At some points the year almost felt like something straight out of a Stephen King Novel. But we have finally survived it and I say Happy new year to everyone. Now, that we are in a new year, your favorite creator is here with a list of the top movies you should totally be looking forward to at this year kicks off. Let's go; Promising Young Woman This one has already been released in some parts of the world, it's a pretty
In making a list of the most feared weapons of World War II, I may start a lively debate among readers, but do you believe the weapons on this list belong to it?
Prior to WWII, the German army was actually interested in long range artillery and they commissioned Krupp to design a weapon that can go that far. This result in a massive rifled cannon, which could accurately cover a distance of 64,000m (64 kilometres)(38 miles). While this was impressive, as the war progressed, the German army needed to extend the range, as Allied air power was making the use of such weapons problematic and dangerous. Krupp K5 railway cannon There are several cannon that had their barrels
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return".
Facts about wwll that people do not know. Rather surprising and less disturbing, but personally I think that in the West (Germany excluded for obvious reasons) many facts and realities concerning the eastern front are poorly understood. Aside from the sheer scope and magnitude of the fighting in the east that most Americans and British can't properly comprehend, During the battle Stalingrad alone more soldiers died than the US and Britain lost in the entirety of WWII combined. In a single battle more lives were
A large, traditional wedding with the bride outfitted in a princess-style white wedding gown became a symbol of the American dream. From WWII through the end of the 20th century, the white gown symbolized prosperity, virginity and a lifetime commitment to one person. For most people today, those meanings are gone. The legitimacy of a traditional marriage in Nigeria is the 'bride price' which once paid, any other thing is optional. The white wedding is no white man's tradition. It's biblical and that's
World news this morning. * Dead baby caught in tug of war between Duterte’s police, activist. Jailed Philippine activist Reina Mae Nasino wanted to hold her three-month-old daughter for the last time before she was laid to rest but she could not. Heavily armed prison officials guarding her during the funeral refused to uncuff her despite pleas from her family and human rights supporters, who have condemned the treatment of Nasino and other political prisoners and mothers in Philippine jails. * Huge WWII Tallboy
1. Mariya Oktyabrskaya: When her husband was killed by Nazis in WWII, she crafted a revenge plot worthy of the movies. She sold all her belongings and bought an army tank, which she named "Fighting Girlfriend." She trained for months with Joseph Stalin's approval. The day finally arrived when she plowed through the frontlines and exacted her revenge on as many Nazis as possible. “I’ve had my baptism by fire. I beat the bastards," she exclaimed. She died in combat a month later, but she had achieved her ultimate
This write up is for movies enthusiast and those that are in for best of the best movies that is sure to leave a lasting impression. 1. The Notebook This is romantic movie about an army veteran and a young beautiful lady but all goes south when the man was deployed to serve and in the process, all means of communication was lost. 2. Forest Gump A touching movie about a young lad with extremely low IQ that defile all odds to do the impossible and succeed in life. 3. Million Dollar Baby This is a tragic movie
President Buhari urged Nigerians to cease activities and remarks that could jeopardize the solidarity and progress of the country. The President made this allure at the launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund (AFRD) in Abuja on Wednesday, October 28. During the service, President Buhari said the current year's event helps Nigerians remember the need to longingly monitor the country's solidarity which has been achieved at incredible expense. The President, who focused on that 'Nigeria's