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Articles by Lincoln Riddle:

Kaiten: The Japanese Suicide Submarines in WWII

During the last months of World War II, as the Japanese were becoming desperate, they turned to a new kind of weapon. While it incorporated…

Air America – Run By The CIA, This Controversial Covert Airline Was Used Extensively During The Vietnam War

The United States has lots of airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, etc. One airline most people have not heard of is Air…

From Bombs to Transportation – How Animals Have Been Used in Warfare

Warfare and animals. They go hand in hand, they always have. In a time when we now have high tech vehicles, bombs that can destroy…

Project Stargate: The name of a secret unit of the US military – to try & to gather military intelligence telepathically

Most people know Stargate as the name of a popular SciFi TV series. It has another, almost darker meaning, however. Beginning in the 1970s, the…

Things to Know About Spies in the American Civil War Including the Secret Line

The use of spying in the American Civil War was widespread. Neither the North or the South had a centralized agency to handle these matters.…

His Eyes Express The Madness Of The War: Shell Shocked Soldier In A Trench During The Somme Offensive

Shell shock was one of the major side effects of WWI. Many soldiers suffered from it, as it was caused by the heavy explosions and constant…

Real Life Air America: The CIA’s Covert Airline Used For Everything, Including Drug Smuggling

The United States has lots of airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, etc. One airline most people have not heard of is Air…

Code Name: Cicero, Elyesa Bazna was a ruthless WWII spy – His opportunity to make it rich evaporated, and he went back to working at odd jobs

Turkish secret agent, Elyesa Bazna, whose code name was Cicero, worked for Nazi Germany during WWII. How it All Began Born on July 28, 1904,…

Catch Me if You Can: Franz Von Werra The Only German POW to Escape From Canada and Get Back Into the Fight

Although there is a book written about his story and a movie by the same name (The One That Got Away), most people would not…

Tough Reading – A Nightmarish Place: The Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp

The Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp lies just North of Linz, in Austria. It was one of the first large concentration camps created in Nazi Germany and…

Unexploded Ordnances – Mines, Grenades, And More – A Leftover Threat From WW2

From landmines to mortars and bombs, unexploded ordnances still pose a danger to those in their vicinity. Even worse, you may not even know what…

Faces of Evil: Female Concentration Camp Guards

In the early years of Adolf Hitler’s reign, guards within his concentration camps were primarily male. All that changed in 1942 when the first female guards…