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Articles by Gabe Christy:

When One Man Attacked The USA With His Militia at His Back – Pancho Villa

In 1916 WWI was ravaging Europe. Neutral countries were on edge, striving to stay out of the conflict. Then the southern border of the United…

A Desperate Fight to the Death: RMS Carmania Vs. SMS Cap Trafalgar 1914

In September 1914, WWI had only just begun. Europe was plunged headlong into the greatest conflict yet seen, but a victory for either side was…

Capture of the Privateer Jeune Richard, 1807 – When 28 men defeated 92

On October 1, 1807, a lone British packet was sailing 110 miles off the Northeast Coast of Barbados. The crew of 28, both men and…

When An American Submarine Took Out a Japanese Troop Train and Much More in the Pacific in WW2

On the 22nd of January, 1945, 30 Japanese merchant ships sat in Namkwan Harbor, in Southern China. They felt safe in their well-defended home, surrounded…

How HMS Speedy Captured The El Gamo, Which Was 3 Times Her Size & Had 5 Times Her Crew

On March 28th, 1800, a Scottish aristocrat took command of the small Brig-Sloop HMS Speedy, based at Port Mahon. The Scotsman, Thomas Cochrane, was an…

Thomas Hudner, Who Crashed his Plane to Save a Friend he 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…

Harriet Tubman: Former Slave Who Led Union Troops Into Battle in 1863

The American Civil War was, at its core, fought over the freedom of states to allow their citizens to keep slaves. During the conflict, many…

The 1905 Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin

In the abortive revolution of 1905, the Russian Black Sea Fleet was a powder keg of discontent. In the war with Japan, the Russian navy had…

Dawn of the Wolf Pack: October 18, 1940 – Germany Targets Allied Supply Routes in WWII

Thirty-five ships steamed out of Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 5, 1940. A multitude of flags flew from their masts including Greece, Sweden, the Netherlands…

The Coast Guard Commandant Who Fought His Way Through Vietnam In Swift Boats

When Paul A. Yost Jr. assumed the position of Commandant of the United States Coast Guard in 1986 he approached the role with a powerful…

How 500 Canadian Parachutists Helped Secure Victory On D-Day

On the evening of June 5th 1944, just over 540 Canadians boarded planes on the Southern English coast. These men were about to be a…

How the Jewish Brigade Saved Lives, and Helped to Found a Nation’s Army

In the spring of 1945, a new unit arrived on the British lines in northern Italy: His Majesty’s Jewish Brigade Group. Made up Jewish volunteers…