Mitchell WerBell

Know Your History.

Scattered Shots

By Kurt Allemeier

A veteran of the Office of Strategic Services, master of marketing, soldier of fortune, Mitchell WerBell was subterfuge and conspiracy personified. He is also the designer of the modern silencer with an early company called Sionics.

Mitchell WerBell was a “wheeler dealer” according to some government documents. He was a mercenary at one time and also ran a counter-terrorism training center, giving the world the Cobray.

WerBell served with the Office of Strategic Services in the China-Burma theatre in World War II before becoming an advertising executive. He decided to become a mercenary of another kind in the 1960s, designing silencers and working to topple foreign governments with involvement across the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Central America. Documents allege WerBell to have been in Dealey Plaza when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and supposedly supplied silencers used by the gunmen in Dallas. That information didn’t come…

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Know Your Weapons: The Mauser — 15 Assorted Facts And Tidbits

The Mauser — 15 Assorted Facts And Tidbits

 

One of the first Curio and Relic Guns I bought when I got my license many years back was a very nice K98 with an authentic leather sling and a bag of stripper clips.

Soon after that I obtained a Yugo Mauser.

To this day Mausers remain one of my favorite military bolt-actions to shoot, that 8mm is a BEAST of a round.

Attack on Poland – German and Soviet Rearmament

Know Your History.

History and War

Introduction

Throughout history, Poland shared the fate of many Central European nations in being a playground of various great powers. While Poland had, through Middle Ages and especially in 16th to 18th centuries, achieved status of a great or at least regional power, it always had to fight to preserve its independence. Poland eventually disappeared from the map after being divided between Prussia, Austria and Russia in divisions of 1772., 1793. and 1795. Poland would – with the exception of short-lived Grand Duchy of Warshaw – only regain independence after the three empires collapsed following the First World War.

As Russia collapsed in the 1917. revolution, the new Provisional Government in Petrograd issued a proclamation of Polish independence on 31st March 1917. But Germans had occupied Poland in its entirety, and so independence had to wait. Only in Autumn of 1918., with defeat of Germany close at…

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Know Your Military Weapons History: MANPADS

 

Like alot of Modern Weapons Systems in use today MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) owes it’s origins to Nazi Germany.

Know Your WW2 Firearms: STG-44 vs M1 Carbine

AMERICA’S M1 CARBINE VS. THE GERMAN STG-44

 

Well done comparison article on the history of two of the most innovative weapons of World War II.