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Articles by David Baker:

The Hussite war movement didn’t terrify its opponents solely because it represented a break from the Catholic church: the manner in which the movement went…

Adolf Hitler was a man filled with hate, paranoia, and ludicrous notions of what his country could achieve if it became an international power. But…

It is easy to forget, when we look at images of masses of troops, or huge crews on ships, or pilots lined up with their…

In terms of operational complexity, the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion ranks as one of the most demanding ever undertaken.  In one day, 160,000 soldiers…

There is a fine line between acts of bravery and acts of madness, and there are no better examples of balancing on that line than…

German U-boats were the scourge of the high seas in the Second World War. The Atlantic was always a contested battleground with the threat of…

Within the first few months of Japan entering WWII, the country had spread its influence over the Pacific. It had successfully invaded many of the…

The end of the Second World War should have brought about a cessation of tension, but nature abhors a vacuum in politics just as much…

Stories of lost items being returned to their owners are always uplifting.  They reaffirm one’s belief in the good of humanity when we are constantly…

It is difficult to say what motivates someone, or a group of people, to trash an object meant to remind us of the horrors and…

General Zbigniew Ścibor Rylski, codenamed Butterfly, has passed away at the age of 101. Ścibor-Rylski’s early life was defined by two World Wars, while his…

If one’s soul can be mended by challenging the body, a gentleman in St. Johns, Michigan, must have a very calm spirit indeed. Veteran and…