World War II

US ''Wickes''-Class Destroyer

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/us-wickes-class-destroyer The ''Wickes''-Class Destroyer was developed as a US Naval warfare platform and was among the first Classes of ''Destroyers'' built for US Navy use. This Ship type was se …

Soviet BT Light Tank

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/soviet-bt-light-tank The Soviet BT Tank was a Class type of Light Armor Vehicle, designed for use by The Soviet Army. The Class was in use between 1932 and 1941. The BT (which stands for ''Fa …

Japanese North China Type 19 22mm Pistol

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/japanese-north-china-type-19-22mm-pistol Yet another ''Manchukuo'' (North China Made) Imperial Japanese firearm, The North China Type 19 Sidearm, was a 22mm Automatic weapon – based in part on the famed Na …

Japanese Suguira .32 Caliber Pistol

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/japanese-suguira-32-caliber-pistol The Imperial Japanese Suguira was a late World War II sidearm, manufactured solely in Manchukuo (The Japanese controlled puppet State of Northern China). Over 6,000 Model …

German Panzerkampfwagen 35T

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/german-panzerkampfwagen-35t The German Panzerkampfwagen 35T was a widely used Light Infantry Support Tank used by German Forces during World War II. The Armored vehicle was however, not of German de …

German Prison Fleet

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/german-prison-fleet The German Prison Fleet was a formation of Vessels operated by The German Kreigsmarine during the later years of World War II. The purpose of the ships was quite secretiv …

Japanese ''Banzai'' Charge

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/japanese-banzai-charge Well known throughout World War II Movies relating to The Imperial Japanese Army – the term ''Banzai'' (often misspelled), is actually not a Japanese phrase. It's m …

Japanese ''Hell'' Ships

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/japanese-hell-ships ''Hell Ships'' (as a term coined by Allied Prisoners of War in Imperial Japanese custody during World War II), were in essence – floating Prisoner of War internment …

Polish ''Cursed'' Soldiers

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/polish-cursed-soldiers The term ''Cursed Soldiers'' was applied to various Free Polish Fighters who resisted Soviet Occupation of their Country as a result of Russian advances against Nazi Germ …

USS ''Monaghan''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/world-war-ii/uss-monaghan The ''Farragut'' – Class Destroyer USS ''Monaghan'' was a World War II US Naval Warship which saw service at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – during The Imperial Japane …