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Articles by Clare Fitzgerald:

10 Fascinating Facts About The US Army

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…

77 Years After Sinking, The Richard Montgomery Still A Cause For Concern

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…

Problems In Australian Outback Almost 70 Years After British Nuclear Tests

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: The Mercenary ‘Pirate of the Republic’

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…

Secret ‘Ghost Army’ Could Finally Receive The Recognition It Deserves

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

Many may not be aware of the Ghost Army and its work to aid Allied efforts against Germany during the Second World War. This is…

10 Everyday Products That Were Invented By The Military

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 Kept A Lifelong Secret: She Served In The Marines

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…

The Union Civil War Spy Who Was Also A Stage Actress

Pauline Cushman

Pauline Cushman may have been considered a mediocre actress, but she’s seen as one of the most successful Union spies of the American Civil War.…