Military Archive

Fall of Singapore – 1942


It’s said that pride comes before a fall, and the efficiency with which Japanese forces overwhelmed ‘impregnable’ Singapore in February 1942 certainly dealt a crushing blow to British military pride. The island fortress off Malaya’s tip was nicknamed ‘Gibraltar...

Operation Barbarossa – 1941


If there was one thing at which Germany’s well-trained and disciplined Wehrmacht excelled, it was Blitzkrieg (lightning war). This was modern warfare at its most shock-and-awesome, involving air supremacy and the rapid advance of powerful tank columns supported by...