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Articles by David Baker:

MI5 “Agent Jack” Thwarted Plot to Kill Eisenhower & Montgomery

Two female Nazi sympathizers created a plan to kill Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bernard Montgomery. Marita Perigoe and Eileen Gleave had discovered where…

Now in his 90s Former SS Guard to Stand Trial for War Crimes

In November 2018, a 94-year-old German man will stand trial to answer for crimes that he committed during WWII. The alleged crimes took place in…

Chouigui Pass This Little Known Battle Proved Crucial To The Allies

The United States tried to resist entanglement in World War II. But when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese in December 1941, all that…

The Greatest Soldier in American History. But you’ve never heard of him, right?

It took the United States more than 30 years to realize it, but a genuine American hero of World War II worked tirelessly – and…

Despite British Critics – Americans Proved Their Worth on Hill 609

Most battles are mental challenges carried out by physical forces, wherein a commander must solely focus on how to acquire superiority over the enemy. But…

Hitler the Deluded: His Key Mistakes In WW2

Adolf Hitler had huge plans for his Third Reich and nothing short of total domination over Europe and Great Britain would satisfy him. But while…

Floating Cities: The Most Impressive Ships Around The Globe

Some navy ships around the world are so massive it’s a wonder they can stay afloat. Tons and tons of metal go into building these…

How the British Empire Starved Its Soldiers In the Crimea

Soldiers win wars.  Officers might make the calls, set the strategy, and direct the action, but when it comes down to the actual hard sacrifices,…

Fake Israeli Luxury Beach Resort in Sudan Rescued 7,000 Jews

During the 1980s, Israeli secret service agents ran a luxury beach resort in Sudan as a front for its operations. Mossad agents worked to smuggle…

Hollywood Blockbuster ‘Midway’ Starring Woody Harrelson to Begin Filming

German film director Roland Emmerich, who previously directed such films as “Independence Day” and “The Patriot,” is preparing to begin filming a remake of the…

Sergeant Apone of Aliens – One of Our Favorite Marines Dies at age 75

A report in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais, states that veteran actor Al Matthews has passed away in Alicante on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain.…

Holding Back the “Savages” – Roman Engineering of Hadrian’s Wall

The Romans built many enormous and impressive structures – castles, arenas, coliseums – that even today offer mute testimony to the ingenuity and brilliance of…