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Articles by Clare Fitzgerald:

Bill Donovan + a painted portrait of him on the wall

William “Wild Bill” Donovan is widely known as the “father of American Intelligence.” His determination to create a centralized counterintelligence unit paved the way for…

Cavalry of Kuban Cossacks on horseback

The repatriation of Lienz Cossacks is considered by many to be a massive betrayal by the United Kingdom. It was the result of the Yalta…

David Dushman during a memorial service in Ukraine in 2015

David Dushman was a 21-year-old serviceman with the Red Army when he took part in the liberation of Auschwitz. The last surviving Soviet soldier to…

Marie Curie holding a vial in her laboratory + a colourized X-ray of a human chest

Marie Curie is considered one of the most accomplished scientists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her discovery of radium and polonium helped win her…

Iva Toguri D'Aquino mugshot + behind bars in Yokohama

Many Americans found themselves stranded abroad during WWII. One such individual was a woman named Iva D’Aquino (née Toguri). She spent part of the war…

Soldiers conduct a surfboard competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 3, 2021. The competition consisted of 14 rigorous events to test soldier’s physical and mental strength.

The U.S. Army has a long and decorated history. Its inception began during the Revolutionary War, and it has since gone on to become the…

During the summer of 1944, the SS Richard Montgomery left port for the U.K. Carrying thousands of tons of munitions, the trip was intended to…

A scientist in protective gear + a mushroom cloud over the site at Maralinga

The end of WWII saw the rise of atomic arsenals, especially in Britain. Wanting to improve the effectiveness of its nuclear technology, the nation approached…

Bob Denard in camouflage + the 1995 coup d'état in Coromos

To many, Bob Denard may not be a familiar name. However, those with knowledge of 20th-century mercenary activity know him as the Frenchman who staged…

An inflatable tank in disguise, with the Ghost Army badge overlaid and the sentence "They used deception to defeat Germany" to the right of the image

May 29, 2021, saw the U.S. House of Representatives pass a bill that would honor veterans who served in a unit known as the “Ghost…

Jeep from 1947 & a modern GPS unit

Today there are tons of products that ensure everyday tasks are completed in an easy manner. Have you ever thought about where these inventions came…

Bea Arthur in 1989 + US Marine Corps portrait

Bea Arthur is a television icon, known for playing the iconic characters of Maude Findlay in All in the Family and Maude, and Dorothy Zbornak…