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Articles by David Baker:

Is Conscription Coming Back to Germany?

Germany’s Armed Forces have been struggling to fill its ranks, so Angela Merkel’s ruling Christain Democratic Union (CDU Party) is suggesting a solution – a…

This Tragedy At Sea Still A Mystery

The story of the Titanic’s sinking shocked the world in 1912, but it was nothing compared to the global reaction to the news that the…

War and Free Speech – The U.S. Relationship Between the Two

In the United States, World War I led to the federal government restricting what they considered unpatriotic free speech.  However, it was not apparent what…

Spartans – Men Who Were Born To Fight

Spartans were a people from ancient Greece who had two main goals in life: to be the best warriors in the land, and to serve…

Finders Keepers? Not Anymore – Court Rules France Owns Sunken Treasure

The old maxim,  “finders keepers” has not held when it comes to sunken treasure found off the coast of Florida. A shipwreck was found by…

Symbolizing the Fight Against Fascism – St. George’s Ribbon Unites the Russian People

Every war generates its symbols to commemorate its war dead.  The British and the Commonwealth recognize the poppy, growing wild in the fields of Flanders,…

History or a War Grave? Chinese Film-Maker Wants to Raise the Lisbon Maru

Dennis Morley, 98, remembers what it was like in the cargo hold of the ship when he was just a 22-year old in the Royal…

WWII Vet’s Remains Found in a Storage Locker and Finally Put to Rest

Born in Salem, Virginia, Frank Moses joined the Navy on July 30th, 1942, to fight the Japanese.  This was at a time when the United…

Hurray for Technology! Peter Jackson Colorizes WWI Footage for New Documentary

Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning film director who is best known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has used footage from the archives of the…

RAF Pilot Leads Rebellion for Independence in Zimbabwe

Cecil Rhodes established Fort Salisbury and the state of Rhodesia in September of 1890, and ninety years later, it was rebranded as the state of…

When History Closes: Civil War Veterans School Shuttered

The Civil War is, without doubt, one of the defining moments in American political history. In the years 1861–1865, it set family members against one another…

Forbidden Love: Auschwitz Prisoner and SS Guard Developed Relationship

In 1933, the Nazi regime took control of Germany. Almost immediately, they began drafting the Nuremberg Laws. These laws banned relationships between “Aryans” and Jews.…