Guest Authors

War History Online welcomes many guest authors who share their knowledge of the history on our pages. We work with various museums, historical societies and media outlets around the world. If you are interested in working with us or have a great story, please get in touch.

Articles by Billy Moncure:

The Successful Unionist Rebellion in the Heart of Dixie

It is difficult to pin many killings directly to Knight and his men, but numerous tax collectors, conscription officers, and Confederate government supporters were killed…

The End of a Catholic Dream: The Jacobite Uprising of 1745

Ultimately, Charles’ invasion of England accomplished little. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 threw the entire course of British life and monarchy into chaos. Like many…

Was History’s Greatest Ever Military Leader an Unknown Korean Admiral?

Yi had never commanded a navy before, but went on to win 11 naval battles in the first four months of the war. Admiral Yi…

When 500 Knights Defeated 40,000 Soldiers From the Ottoman Empire: The Siege of Malta

The assault on the fort failed as defenders used chain shot to destroy the Ottoman siege tower and other siege weapons. Voltaire once said “Nothing…

Overlooked and Overskilled: Rebel General Hampton

Hampton was able to repulse seven Union cavalry attacks and inflict nearly twice as many casualties as he sustained. Hampton never lost a cavalry battle…

The Bloody Siege of Rhodes: The Ottomans & Their Unstoppable Empire

Suleiman offered the defenders a deal. They could either surrender, and he would give them food and let them go, or they could continue fighting…

Churchill’s Catastrophe: The Disaster Before Gallipoli

On November 3, 1914, before the United Kingdom even officially declared war on the Ottomans, Churchill ordered bombardments to begin. The European Great Powers had…

An Unlikely Alliance: When America Sided With Germany to Help China!

Von Seeckt was instrumental in forming Wehrmacht strategies. He believed in a well-armed and trained small force as opposed to a larger, untrained force. The…

Blitzkrieg: When Christendom Attacked Northern Germany

Crusading against tribal Pagans would prove to be much easier than Crusading against an organized, well-equipped Muslim army. Despite the success of the First Crusade,…

The Guardians of Scotland & The English Aggressors

Succession Crisis and English Intervention In 1290, Scotland was in crisis. King Alexander III had passed away unexpectedly after falling off his horse and had…

Heroes of America: The Civil War Within the Confederacy

He was an enthusiastic supporter of Reconstruction, and made numerous efforts to suppress the Ku Klux Klan. The American Civil War was a titanic struggle…

A Mad Major: The Canadian Hero Who Captured A City

He first saw action on D-Day, on which he captured a German half-track by himself. Despite being half blinded and having his back broken in…