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Articles by Eileen Farrelly:

Vietnam War Pilot Received MOH 5 Decades Later

He led a group of six helicopters into the fighting zone. The battle was still going on and the area was subject to heavy fire.…

Iron War Horses: British Armored Trains

First World War During the First World War, Britain commissioned two armored trains. The government was worried about the possibility of an invasion along the…

Restoration of Nuclear Bunkers: Only For The Brave

The standard design for each bunker was approximately 13 feet by 16 feet, with access provided by a 14 foot deep shaft with a ladder.…

The Caterpillar Club: The Elite That No One Wants to Join, Though You Have to Survive First

While many clubs might difficult to join, not many have such unusual requirements for membership as the “Caterpillar Club.” It has been described as the…

Slugs of War Detecting Gas & Other Creatures Who Helped Win Wars

Mice and canaries also deserve credit for saving many lives during the First World War. These creatures were used to detect poisonous fumes in underground…

Collaboration & Resistance: Life in Paris During WWII

Bread, fat, and flour were among the first items to be rationed. Milk, butter, cheese, and meat soon followed. When the war broke out in…

Pull Your Finger Out: The Royal Navy Slang You Never Knew You Were Speaking

Anyone still in the hammock once the sailors were up could be asked to “show a leg” to ensure that it was the girlfriend and…

Just What IS the Point of a Military Band?

In 1862, Congress passed a bill to increase the number of musicians recruited for military bands and soon it became normal for each regiment to…

The Imitation Game: Who Were The Top Code Breakers of WWII?

The 2014 movie The Imitation Game opened up the secret world of cryptanalysis – the art of breaking codes. Codes and ciphers have been used…

Looting, Violence, Organised Crime – Britain in The Blitz

During the four months of the London Blitz from September to December 1941, a total of 4,584 cases of looting were heard by the Old…

In Your Dreams: Could You Make it Through SAS or Delta Force Training?

The combined UK Armed Forces have had over 140 deaths in training alone since 2000. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to…

Blowin’ in the Wind: Top Protest Songs from 1939 – 1969

Protest and anti-war songs were a big part of the culture of the 1960s. While many great protest songs were written before and after, the…