Guest Authors

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Elly Farelly

Eileen Farrelly is a freelance writer based in Scotland. She studied philosophy and adult education at The University of Glasgow and worked in teaching and administration before becoming a full time writer. Her main areas of interest are history, education and the arts and always looks for the human interest angle of the story. She also writes poetry and has been published in anthologies and journals in the UK and USA.

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Articles by Elly Farelly:

As night fell they saw that their wounds seemed to be glowing in the dark Glow in the dark wounds might sound like something out…

About half of the men were drowned and only a few of their ships remained. Today the small town of Largs on the southwest coast…

They say that there is always someone who will make money out of a war and the Civil War was no exception. One of the…

Although the concentration camps in Germany are well documented, the camps in Italy are not so well known. One reason for this is that although…

Women warriors of the ancient world Warfare has traditionally been a man’s world. The reasons for this varies historically and culturally but, regardless of time…

On November 27, 1944, at 11:11 AM the quiet English countryside was rocked by one of the most deadly explosions to occur to occur during…

  There are many misconceptions about the medical treatment received by soldiers during the Civil War. Contemporary newspapers often carried exaggerated tales and horror stories…

Ambroise Paré was a French military surgeon and pioneer of many medical techniques. He was skeptical about the accepted medical wisdom of his day as…

The Berlin Zoo or “Tiergarten” opened in 1855 and was soon a popular attraction with families and visitors who came to observe strange and exotic…

Internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War is widely known and well documented. However, less is known about the thousands of “ethnic Germans”…

Members of the Royal Air Force (RAF) formed the majority of the Allies’ Bomber Command during the Second World War. They played an important role…

There is an old English folk song called Polly Oliver. It tells of a young woman who dresses as a man to enlist as a…