Guest Authors

War History Online welcomes many guest authors who share their knowledge of the history on our pages. We work with various museums, historical societies and media outlets around the world. If you are interested in working with us or have a great story, please get in touch.

Christopher Charles Hoitash has been writing for over a decade in multiple genres. He earned a Master of Arts studying history at Eastern Michigan University. His main fields of historical study are nineteenth century US and European history. He is also fond of studying eras outside of his fields, including Japanese and ancient history.

Besides reading and writing fiction, he enjoys roleplaying games, anime, and alcohol, especially when intermixed with the previous hobbies.

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Articles by Christopher Hoitash:

In the Jungle: Helmet Art of the Vietnam War

Whether considered graffiti, artwork, or simply bored doodlings of young men forced to be soldiers in a land far from home, a soldier’s helmet was…

From the Luger to the Colt: Seven WWII Collectable Handguns

The hobby of gun collecting has existed almost as long as guns have. Rulers acquired carefully crafted weapons, their visual beauty often more important than…

From the Battlefield to the Movie Screen: Four Stories Rooted in Warfare

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, when written, drew parallels to the Second World War. Tolkien, a Great War veteran weary of…

Good American Husbands Wanted:Strange Stories From WWI

In typical British humor, some recruitment efforts freely went tongue in cheek. One recruitment effort declared, “The country is arranging a trip to Germany for…

The Thunder of Guns: Advancements of Naval Artillery

As ironclads replaced wooden warships, steam replaced sails, and breech loading, rifled guns replaced smoothbore cannon, tactics needed to change accordingly in naval warfare. The…

Tough New York Gangster Monk Eastman Went on To Be a War Hero

The slums of New York City were notorious in their time for producing some of the most desperate, bloodthirsty, and depraved gangs and gangsters in…

Repairs at Sea: Floating Dry-Docks of World War II

With few other ports offering facilities able to cope with such massive vessels, the American Navy got creative in its solutions. When the United States…

Whittling Time Away: Trench Art of WWI

Ostensibly, artillery shells were supposed to be recycled, but their use as an artistic material kept their reuse for war efforts minimal. The scale of…

The Destruction of Zeppelin L-15 IN WWI

The anti-aircraft guns worked well. The first zeppelin felled in defense of the United Kingdom succumbed shortly after the emplacement of the anti-aircraft guns. The…

When 5,000 British Archers Defeated Over 30,000 French Knights

Despite the numbers discrepancy, the English combined tactics and superior training to turn what could have been disaster into a resounding and humiliating victory. The…

Hope For The Best And Prepare For The Worst: War-Survivalists Through History

Rationing of food and goods by civilians allowed the armies to receive desperately needed supplies. For as long as humans have gone to war or…

Francis the Talking Mule: A Soldier Turns Author

“One night I was sitting looking at a blank, unpainted wall. To pass the time I wrote four pages of dialogue between a second lieutenant…