Christian Oord

Articles by Christian Oord:

Who hasn’t heard of Bonnie and Clyde, the audacious gangsters who were both heroes and villains? There have been countless movies about this pair of…

She was three years old at the time. And when she met Steven Spielberg for the first time, she had to promise him that she…

Had the Führer’s strategic vision gone according to plan, the Third Reich would have reached its full military might in 1948. On June 22, 1941,…

“We legged it and then took out the Puma that was trying to land combat troops. That was like a gift.” That was how Section…

Krukenberg gave his troopers two options: fight or return home to France. Some chose to fight. One of the last Knight’s Crosses of the Iron…

During this lull in hostilities, the Zulu medicine men created the illusion of invincibility amongst the warriors in a series of pageant-like displays. Andries Pretorius,…

The Romans quickly busied themselves training sailors, although Rome was first and foremost a land power. Various historians have pondered what might have happened had…

Davis appeared a short while later with a pistol and shot General Nelson in the chest. Nelson died half an hour later. One Union general…

“My heart is in this work, for it is not a question of “Will we lose.” We must win, and that is all there is…

11 Victoria Crosses and Four Distinguished Conduct Medals were awarded in this most epic of battles.  Eleven Victoria Crosses, the highest and most prestigious medal…

“Be satisfied with the booty and the captives; the buildings and city belong to me.” Those were the words spoken by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II…

The first Ottoman rulers reserved a fifth of the young prisoners of war for a system called devshirme or blood tax. The Janissaries were the…