Guest Authors

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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:

Angels’ Glow at The Battle Of Shiloh

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…

The Battle of Largs – The Last Viking Attack on Scotland

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…

Bounty Jumpers: Con-Men Paid to Enlist then Desert

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…

The Concentration Camp in Italy – Servigliano Camp 59

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…

Amazonian Warriors of the Ancient Worlds

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…

Hanbury Crater: 4000 Tons of Bombs, Million Rounds & Britain’s biggest WWII Explosion

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…

Medical Advances Of The American Civil War We Still Use Today

  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 – 16th Century Surgeon and Father of Military Medicine

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 Battle of Berlin & the Berlin Zoo, The Soviets Wiped Out One-Third of the Animals in One Night

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…

Not Widely Know – The Internment Camps of Germans in America During WW2

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”…

A Fascinating Look at the Men & Machines of RAF Bomber Command

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…

The Women Who Disguised Themselves as Men to Serve Their Country

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…