Thompson’s namesake submachine gun became the stuff of legend, but his other firearms and ammunition innovations are nothing to sneeze at
“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
An engineering triumph developed under strict wartime secrecy, the proximity fuze vastly increased the lethality of anti-aircraft guns and field artillery.
Historian Preston argues that Stalin did not actually make patsies of Roosevelt and Churchill
When the Italian air force pitted biplanes against Hurricanes and Spitfires in the Battle of Britain, the outcome wasn't pretty.