Author: Christian Oord

Articles by Christian Oord:

To join the British Army, Gurkhas have to pass one of the world’s most grueling military selection processes. Indian Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was known…

“The British don’t know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don’t know how to make a good cup of tea. It’s an…

When the Kingdom of Parthia under its King Vologases IV began rattling its saber, the co-emperors had no choice but to march east to war.…

Since the birth of the USA on July 4, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, the country has been at war for 93% of its…

Rascher performed cruel subcooling and altitude tests on his subjects at the Dachau concentration camp where he worked. The “Doctor of Death,” although not Sigmund…

It was a morbid place of gray concrete, narrow corridors, iron doors, and cold light. Not a place where anybody could feel comfortable, especially not…

“Well, Mary, the question is settled,” said Robert E. Lee to his wife when his precious State of Virginia seceded from the Union and joined…

The Admiral Graf Spee was the pride of the German Navy during the Second World War. There were times when neither the British nor the…

To the rest of the men in the firing squad, she merely blew a kiss. Mata Hari was a world-famous Dutch burlesque dancer and courtesan…

Pregnant women did not escape his loathsome scrutiny. They were like chattel, and once they had served their purpose, they were sent to the gas…

It was devised as a way to save coal during the First World War. The concept of time has intrigued humanity as far back as…

“When in the summer of 1941, Hitler gave me the order to prepare installations at Auschwitz where mass exterminations could take place, and personally to…