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Articles by Lincoln Riddle:

The US Camel Corps: An Abandoned 19th-Century Army Experiment

The US Army does not immediately come to mind on hearing the words “Camel Corps.” Instead, armies in Northern Africa or the Middle East, maybe…

The Drafts – Building The Armies Of The American Civil War

In America, the draft is a controversial subject. Many people support it, as they feel it is necessary for a country at war, while many…

Salon Kitty: The WWII Spy Ring Based in a Brothel – Heydrich needed to hire top-notch prostitutes

During the peak of the Nazi regime, the Sicherheitsdienst was the Third Reich’s version of the CIA. Founded in 1932, the first leader of the…

Allied Attacks on Japanese “Hell Ships” Unintentionally Killed Thousands of POWs in WWII

In the American Revolutionary War, hell ships were used by the British to hold American prisoners of war. Those ships had abhorrent living conditions, and as…

Much More Than Code Talking – The Role of Native Americans in World War II

Native Americans made an enormous contribution to the World War II effort. Sadly, their involvement in the conflict is widely overlooked. Sometimes, they are portrayed…

When The Nuclear Submarine USS San Francisco Crashed Into An Undersea Mountain

Launched in 1979, the USS San Francisco is the third American ship, boat or submarine to carry a title featuring San Francisco in the name.  In…

Battle Of Savo Island Pacific – A Brutal Battle Of Naval Forces In The Pacific Campaign In 1942

The Battle of Savo Island began on August 8th, 1942, and came to a close on August 9th, 1942. It was a brutal battle of…

The Korean War – A Messy, Terrible Conflict In The 1950s, And We Still Feel The Effects Today

The Korean War was fought as a result of the Soviet Union moving into what is now North Korea and the United States moving into…

The Man Who Found The Ancient Greek City of Troy

It’s difficult to mention either the early days of archaeology, Troy or even the history of ancient Greece without mentioning Heinrich Schliemann. The German archaeologist,…

Operation Werewolf: The German Resistance An Elite Group Of Military Men Behind Enemy Lines, To Operate Secretly, Using Guerrilla Tactics

In the Autumn of 1944, the Nazis instigated a plan to establish active forces behind enemy lines as the Allies pushed through Germany. It was called…

Cresson Kearny – Nuclear War Survival Skills: It focused on what would happen if the US was affected by nuclear war

In the 1960s and 70s, the world was undergoing a period known as the Cold War. There was a very real threat of a potential…

The History Of Dog Tags – A Feature Of Warfare Since Before WWI

Dog tags have a simple purpose; they exist to identify people. The term “dog tag” is informal, but it is the nickname for those two pieces…