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Articles by Christian Oord:

The Weapons of Bonnie & Clyde & the Guns That Stopped Them

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…

Schindler’s List “Girl in the Red Coat” was Left Traumatized After Watching Herself in the Spielberg Movie

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…

What if America Had Been Conquered By The Germans in WWII?

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,…

When 22 British Marines Held off a Superior Argentine Invasion Force & a Naval Corvette

“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…

Did You Know? One of the Last Units Defending Führer’s Bunker Were Frenchmen?

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…

Pretorius: The Fearless & Ferocious Boer Who Created The South African Republic

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,…

Rome Vs Carthage: The Largest Naval Battles in Ancient History

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…

How was Jefferson Davis a Union General and The Confederate President?

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…

Did You Know Houdini Taught US Soldiers How to Survive a Torpedoed Ship

“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…

150 British Soldiers Against 4000 Zulus: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift

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…

The Impregnable City Walls of Constantinople Finally Fell To a 21-year-old Sultan.

“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 Janissaries: The Military Elite of the Ottoman Empire.

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…