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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:

Apocalypse Now Movie Mistakes

Made in 1979 by Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now is one of the classic war films of the 20th century. It is based on Joseph…

Coffee & War The Origins of the Americano

The Origins of the Americano Have you ever wondered why every Italian style coffee house now sells something they call an Americano? For most people,…

How Napoleon Won The Propaganda War – He Was Good At It

Napoleon was not the first military leader to make use of propaganda to promote his image. But what made Napoleon’s approach unique was the extent…

Six Top Secret Military Operations of the 20th Century

Secrecy is an important part of military operations. And while there are many missions we will never know about, here are six top secret missions…

Mystery – Romania’s Treasure, Sent to Moscow for Safekeeping, It Never Returned

One of the most intriguing mysteries of the First World War that remains unsolved to this day is what happened to the huge hoard of…

The Brave Medic Continued to Help the Wounded After Losing His Arm in Battle

When Private First Class Bryant Womack found himself to be the only trained medical person in the field on March 12, 1952, he realized that…

The true story that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down (with Super 6-1 crash footage)

When Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” came out in 2001 it had all the features that make a great movie. As well as drama, tension…

The Life of Harriet Tubman – Civil War Nurse, Spy, Soldier and Activist

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was also known by the nickname “Moses” due to her success in leading slaves…

The WW2 French Resistance Leader Who Fooled the Gestapo to Save her Husband’s Life

Early Life Born in 1912 in the small town of Châtenay-sur-Seine, Lucie Bernard was a bright child and did well at school. Her parents hoped…

Camp X – The Allies’ Secret Training School for World War II Spies and Elite Agents

On the shores of Lake Ontario between Whitby and Oshawa is an area now known as Intrepid Park. Very little of what remains today hints at…

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade – US Citizens Who Fought Against Fascism in Spain

During the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939) a call went out from the Republican forces for communists and socialists around the world to come…

The Allies’ Secret Mustard Gas Cargo Made the Attack on Bari an Even Worse Disaster

On December 2, 1943, Germany launched an air attack on the Italian town of Bari on the Adriatic coast. The town was important strategically as…