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Articles by Gabe Christy:

‘Corsair Fleet’ – The Brave American Civilian Crews Who Took On WW2 Submarines To Protect The Coast

While many people know the story of the “Little Ships of Dunkirk,” Great Britain was not the only nation to call upon its civilian sailors…

The Many Types Of Ships Used In The Napoleonic Wars

It is a common misconception that the Navies of the Napoleonic Wars used only massive ships, crewed by hundreds of men, which would slowly close and…

The Heroic US Coast Guard Who Gave His Life To Save His Shipmates During A Desperate Rescue In WW2

US Coast Guard Cutter Comanche left Boston in January 1943. She made contact with her convoy on the 29th and proceeded as scheduled. It was…

When The US Navy Came Of Age, Showing For The First Time What It Could Do

Sweat poured down the brows of eight American sailors, their white-knuckled fists gripping long oars. The bosun bellowed at them to pull for their lives…

The Heroic US Coast Guard Cutter Crew Who Battled U-Boats In WWI – An Amazing Tale of Bravery

The Navy Cross is awarded for valor and heroism while in service with the United States Naval Forces. Since its creation in 1919, there have…

Against All Odds – When United States Revenue Cutter Eagle Defended Itself For Three Days

On October 11, 1814, the town of Riverhead, on Long Island, erupted with the sound of cannon fire. Iron balls whistled over the cliffs on…

The USS Constitution – Leading The Power Of The US Navy For The First Time

Sweat poured down the brows of eight American sailors, their white-knuckled fists gripping long oars. The bosun bellowed at them to pull for their lives…

How A Small Group Of Canadian Paratroopers Saved Denmark From Soviet Occupation

By May 1945 the war in Europe had finally started to wind down. Yet for the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, there was…

The War Could Not Have Been Won Without This Wonderfully Simple Piece Of Design – The Humble Bailey Bridge

Picture an Allied tank commander in Europe, during Autumn, 1944. Advancing for days, destroying the German resistance. Nothing has been able to stop the invasion;…

A Valiant Fight To The Death – 62 Against 3000

“These are not men; they are demons!” This was Mexican Colonel Francisco De Paulo Milan’s response when presented with the only French survivors of the…

He Crashed his Plane to Save a Friend and Was Awarded the Medal Of Honor

Between November 27th, and December 13th, 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops fought a desperate defense while surrounded by 120,000 Chinese soldiers. The U.N. troops were part…

When A British Destroyer Rammed a German Cruiser In World War Two

April 8, 1940, two ships found each other off the coast of Norway. One a German heavy cruiser the Admiral Hipper, the other, a British…