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Articles by David Baker:

Tourists Caught Stealing from Auschwitz – It’s Not the 1st Time!

It’s not uncommon for tourists to want to take mementos and souvenirs home from their trips abroad, but there are just some places and some…

Respecting Our Soldiers – How Vietnam Changed U.S. Perceptions of War at Home

When we think of war, many of us envision images of their fellow citizens suffering.  We think of soldiers who are hurt or killed overseas. …

The War That Humiliated China

During the 19th century, China was struggling to maintain its imperial dynasties that had ruled for over three hundred years.  The Qing dynasty, established in…

The Last Ride of the Yaqui Tribe

The common thread of history winds through battles and wars, and the last battle of the American Indian Wars was not at Wounded Knee on…

Not Everyone Gets a Rocket – Building ICBM’s is Still No Easy Task

One would think that with the world’s current technical expertise, building Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) should be a relatively easy task but it seems that…

The Rosenbergs: Willing to Die for Communism

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American communists who were executed on June 19, 1953, on charges of smuggling atomic secrets to the USSR. Julius was…

Canadians Unable to Sell Obsolete Leopard Tanks

The Canadian military is stuck with 50 decommissioned Leopard 1C2 after modernizing with the Leopard 2. An attempt to sell the older tanks to Jordan…

Man Creates Museum to Remember and Honor WWII Vets and History

Instead of retiring, farming, starting a business or traveling the world like most Filipino migrant workers, Rhonie Dela Cruz spent his money establishing the Bamban…

WWII Veteran Receives Long-Overdue Officer Commission

John Edward James, Jr., is a US veteran of World War II. He was drafted in 1941. He was getting ready to ship out for…

Last of His Crew – Flying Fortress Captain Tells his Story

George Starks was nineteen when he pinned on his pilot’s wings and learned to fly the Flying Fortress.  Then he was off to Pyote, Texas,…

UK to Release Sealed Docs on Operation Blue Star

In 1984, Indira Gandhi, then the prime minister of India, ordered a military raid on the Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple). She had been forewarned…

The Last U-Boat Commander Passes Away at 105

It was four months after Pearl Harbour when Kapitanleutnant Reinhard Hardegan’s submarine, U-123, torpedoed the tanker SS GulfAmerica off of Jacksonville, Florida.  After the attack,…