Guest Authors

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Articles by David Baker:

One Man and a Trumpet Sends Army Running

War broke out in 1912 when the peoples of the Balkan Peninsula decided they had had enough of hundreds of years of Ottoman rule.  The…

Disaster at Anzio – Soldiers Lobbied Congress to Hold General Accountable

Men Wanted Leader Held Accountable Wars cost lives, but that simple truth becomes almost unbearable when those lives are lost because of one man’s unwillingness,…

Woman At War Remembered: Chapelle Set An Unparalleled Bar For Bravery

It is likely that when Georgette Meyer was born in America’s mid-west in the early 20th century, her parents envisioned for her a life as…

SS Monster of Treblinka – “Lalke” Kurt Hubert Franz

Kurt Hubert Franz was the commander at the Treblinka extermination camp, and one of the largest war criminals of the Holocaust, he was born in…

War Graffiti Leaves An Enduring Document

In 1917, Marcel Duchamp made the art world stand up and notice by signing his name on a urinal.  This display was a sensation because…

Ancient Map Shifted the Balance of World Power

In the early 16th century, European nations sought out information collected and recorded on nautical maps. This made coastlines, harbors, and rivers into resources, and these…

Badgers Unearth Medieval Anglo-Saxon Warrior Burial Site

A United States military veteran discovered the shallow grave of a sixth-century Saxon soldier at Salisbury Plain in England, not too far from Stonehenge. Buried with…

Manassas Civil War Weekend Abandons “Civil War”

One of the longest-running and most famous Civil War weekends will no longer be held in its current form. The Manassas Museum has decided that…

17 Women to 1 Man – Generations of War May Explain Ancient Mystery

Several millennia ago men were in an unusual position.  According to recent studies, genetic diversity–specifically the diversity of the Y-chromosome–virtually collapsed over the course of…

More Than a Weekend Warrior – Guarding the Guard’s History

Ohio native Josh Mann, a Sergeant First Class in the state’s National Guard, comes by his passion for all things Army honestly. His father was…

“Stealth” Destroyer Plagued With Setbacks

Some costly mistakes made in the design of the U.S. Navy’s Michael Monsoor destroyer, part of the Zumwalt class, have forced the ship back to…

Nazi Imagery Law Relaxed in Germany for Video Games

Germany’s unified answer to the Holocaust has always been to acknowledge their role in it, accept responsibility and criminalize anything that could potentially stand in…