April Fools – Eight Classic Deceptions From Military History

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NORTH KOREA MADE HEADLINES in April of 2013 when it was discovered that a photograph of its army rehearsing an amphibious assault had been doctored using Photoshop. The image, which was released by the reclusive regime amid rising tensions between Pyongyang…

Tank Clash – The German Panther vs. the Soviet T-34-85

Infantry hitch a ride on a Panther, 1944. (Image source: German Federal Archive)

By Ben Hollingum, GermanWarMachine.com WHEN THE PANTHER TANK first appeared on the battlefields of the Eastern Front, the Soviets did not have an effective weapon to counter it. They had a new medium tank in development (the T-43) but, having been commissioned…