Guest Authors

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Articles by Jurgen Shperdhea:

George H. W. Bush: Shot Down by the Japanese in WWII

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He then parachuted out of the burning plane, hitting the tail with his forehead and tearing parts of his parachute. Among all the positions and…

The Female Sniper who Stopped More Than 300 German Soldiers

Later, she joined the war in Sevastopol and Crimea where she managed to shoot 36  highly decorated enemy snipers. Lyudmila Pavlichenko is remembered by many…

Fact or Fiction? The Japanese Fighter Plane Shot Down With a Pistol, From a Parachute!

Baggett pulled his 1911 and got off four shots at the pilot who was later found next to where his plane crashed with a bullet…

“Mad Jack”: The Man Who Captured 40 Germans With a Sword & Longbow

Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill managed to capture more than 40 Germans in one single raid during World War Two. Most soldiers and…

Operation Barbarossa & Bagging German Army Group Center

By now the Germans had advanced nearly 200 miles into the Soviet Union’s territory and they were just a third of the way to Moscow.…

Rudolf Hess: The Forgotten Deputy Führer

“We believe that the Führer is obeying a higher call to fashion German history. There can be no criticism of this belief.” Among the many…

Irena Sendler: An Icon of WWII and an Inspiration to Many

Infiltrating the ghetto for the purpose of sanitary inspections, she would leave with babies and small children loaded into suitcases and or disguised as packages.…

“We Shall Never Surrender” – The Miracle of Dunkirk

Only around 7,000 troops were evacuated on the first day, but over 300,000 men were safely rescued by the eight day. Lasting for nine days…

A Couples 74th Wedding Anniversary: Love That Escaped the Holocaust

Hanne put herself through tremendous danger to finally reach her mother. Hanne never saw her again after she disappeared at Auschwitz. Love truly is an…

The Coded Diary of Tanya Savicheva & the Siege of Leningrad

Tanya’s mother, Mariya Ignatievna Savicheva, gifted Tanya the notebook after Nina disappeared during a bombardment in Leningrad. Reminiscent of the story of the famous Anne…

One of the Longest Sieges of WWII: The Destruction of Leningrad

The bombardment of Leningrad began on September 8, 1941 after the Germans had already encircled the city and cut off its main supply routes. The…

The Massacre of the Katyn Forest

In April 1943, German soldiers discovered the first of the mass graves in Katyn Forest. In 1939, the Germans and Soviets signed a non-aggression pact…