Guest Authors

War History Online welcomes many guest authors who share their knowledge of the history on our pages. We work with various museums, historical societies and media outlets around the world. If you are interested in working with us or have a great story, please get in touch.

Articles by Heather Fishel:

Meyer Lansky – The American Jewish Mobster Who Hunted Down Nazi Sympathizers And Secured New York Harbor

When the phrase “organized crime” is muttered, it’s easy to conjure up images of the bright lights, spinning slot machines, or the card tables of…

The Origins and History of The Last Post

Chances are, you have heard the notes of the Last Post. The lone notes, played by a military bugler, trumpeting the notes of the song…

Medal of Honor Pilot Grounded for Buzzing & Blowing Clothes Off an Oakland Woman’s Clothes Line

The names that line the pages of history are many in number – the lengthy lists of men and women who fought, who died, who…

Women of The Civil War: Wives and Sisters Who Joined the Battlefield Fights Dressed As Men

The Civil War is famed for its brutal battles, its men slain on fields throughout the eastern half of the United States. It’s also a…

Nancy Wake, in WWII – Freedom Fighter, Allied Agent and The Gestapo’s Most Wanted

The books and moments of history are filled with memorable names, courageous figures, and moments of sheer ingenuity. Yet not all names are as well…

Fascinating Facts About One of America’s Most Successful WWI Fighter Ace, Edward Rickenbacker

The United States Air Force and Army have seen many skilled, brave, and incredible pilots – men and women willing to fly straight into battle,…

Fearing Crash And Detonation On Takeoff, The First Atomic Bomb Had To Be Assembled In Flight

In 1945, the final days of World War II were coming to a close – but not before the world was forever changed. Over the…

The 1847 Colt Walker: The Most Powerful Handgun Ever Used by The U.S. Military

Although the people within a military’s ranks make up its power and potential, so too do the weapons the soldiers carry. With the right armaments,…

Things That The Russians Did Right During Operation Barbarossa

In June 1941, Operation Barbarossa began, setting off a bloodbath that was supposed to bring the Soviet Union to its knees. Yet when Adolf Hitler…

How Spain’s Refusal To Join The Axis Saved The British Naval Base at Gibraltar

The legacy of Germany during World War II is filled with conflict, battles, and the grim stories of war atrocities – yet what isn’t often…

This Is Richard Bong, The USA’s Ace of Aces – He Was Killed in A Test Flight

The names that line the pages of history are many in number – the lengthy lists of men and women who fought, who died, who…

In WW2, General Eisenhower Lost a Bet and Had to Give General Montgomery His Own B-17

When you think of Dwight D. Eisenhower, there’s much that comes to mind: a military leader, President of the United States, Supreme Allied Commander, Chief…