Spitfire Uniforms: What did RAF Pilots wear in WW2?

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Spitfire is the most renowned aircraft from WW2. Its groundbreaking specifications and top-end design provided its sheer advantage among many other planes during the World War 2 era. A true King by having the highest victory-to-loss record among British warplanes, the Spitfire gained monumental fame after being playing a huge in turning … Read more

What Types of Coffee Did Soldiers Drink in World War 2?

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Coffee was originated in 850 AD. Yes, you would be surprised to know, but coffee is older than anyone can imagine. Shreds of evidence give us a hint that coffee was present in the 15th century in Yemen. After Yemen, people from Mecca and Medina got familiar with this luscious discovery.  Coffee … Read more

What Was the Standard Uniform of an American Soldier in World War II?

The United States Army has been around for hundreds of years. From rags to spot-and-polish boots, from tricorn hat to helmet, from scratchy blue wool to the new operational camouflage pattern, the Army uniform has evolved radically through the years. Today, many manufacturers are making pieces of clothing and accessories that are … Read more

What Type of Footwear Did Soldiers Have in World War II?

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The Second World War, or World War 2, was a global war that swept almost every country of the world into the conflict.  The first side was the Axis Powers, which were Germany, Italy, and Japan. The other side was the Allies which included Great Britain, the USA, Soviet Union, and France. … Read more

What Dog Breeds Were Used in World War 2?

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A dog is a man’s bestfriend. That quote has been famous throughout our lifetime, perhaps. The thing is, it’s true ever since; the dog had been our companion for most of the time. The majority of people choose to get dogs due to their loyal nature. Still true to this day, the … Read more

How Did the US Military Recruit Soldiers during World War 2?

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The early stages of World War II saw the United States isolated from the global conflict, only supplying money, war materials, and other necessary support in September 1940. Things turned a hundredfold on December 7, 1941, after the Japanese surprise military strike on Pearl Harbor, which prompted the United States’ formal entry … Read more

The Role of Rucksacks in World War II

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While proven to be useful, the M-1928 haversack had some drawbacks for mountain soldiers during World War II. The standard backpack at the time was equipped with a single shoulder strap. Though it allowed troops to carry the weight bag on their back, the one-strap moved from side to side, affecting the … Read more