Tanks used in combat for the first time

Tanks used in combat for the first time

The British Army deployed tanks for the first time in the history of combat at the Western Front during World War I. The first tank to engage in battle was designated D1, a British Mark I Male, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the wider Somme offensive,...
Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the final stages of the Second World War in August 1945, killing at least 214,000 people. Countless others later died of radiation poisoning. In the summer of 1945,  the war...