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The Magnificent Six Western Movies, According to Wild West

Ride the High Country (1962, on DVD and Blu-ray) Randolph Scott, in his cinematic swan song, and Joel McCrea play…

He’s Spent Decades Wandering Antietam — Here’s What He’s Found

On a baby-blue sky fall afternoon, Richard Clem and I stand among the remains of cornstalks in a field on…

A South Vietnamese Paratrooper Shares His Story

In 1966, the Airborne Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN, was formed with 12,000 troops.…

The T-90 Tank: Russia’s First Main Battle Tank

When Russia launched its “special military operation” into Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, its offensive was spearheaded by tanks, primarily…

Canada’s Ram II Medium Tank: After Suffering D-Day Losses This ‘Battering Ram’ Saved the Day

Sometimes lost in the celebratory telling of the 1940 rescue of British forces from Dunkirk’s beaches is the devastating amount…

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … A UFO? 3 Far Out Historical Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects

Are we alone? Are we living in a real “Twilight Zone?”   Up until recently, UFO chasers and alien enthusiasts may…

30 Knights Paused a War — to Fight a Battle Royale Death Match

On March 26, 1351, in the Duchy of Brittany in western France, two teams of knights, squires and men-at-arms faced…

What Is NATO, and Why Is Russia Afraid of It?

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the leaders of Finland and Sweden announced their official move to apply to…

Bayraktar Drone: Ukraine’s Secret Weapon Against Russia

The complexities of the 21st-century Middle East laid the groundwork for a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, that has…

The 6 Best Western Histories, According to Wild West

Tularosa: Last of the Frontier West (1960, C.L. Sonnichsen): Here’s the powerful opening sentence that promises gritty frontier tales: “The…