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Matthew Gaskill holds an MA in European History and writes on a variety of topics from the Medieval World to WWII to genealogy and more. A former educator, he values curiosity and diligent research. He is the author of many best-selling Kindle works on Amazon.

Articles by Matthew Gaskill:

Four Hollywood Legends That Were in WWII

In recent years, movie, TV, and athletic stars have done a great deal of work, either directly or indirectly, for the US war effort or…

5 Astounding Coincidences of WWII – Panic after Pearl Harbor

“Utah,” “Omaha,” “Neptune,” “Mulberry,” and “Overlord”—words that we all know today as being connected to the invasion—all appeared in the puzzles, and MI-5 went into…

From Wooden Horses to Rubber Tanks: The Greatest Military Deceptions

Warfighting is more than just bringing more and or better firepower to bear on the enemy. Many great strategists would tell you that many a…

Notre Dame, Charles de Gaulle and the Liberation of Paris

Barring destroying or capturing German troops near or in the capital, “Ike” hoped the Germans would retreat beyond the City of Light and leave the…

The Epic 4000 Mile Long March of the Communist Chinese

Seeing the success and growth of the communists, Chiang Kai-shek and his allies began an all-out war with them. In England in 1215, King John…

Max Schmeling: Fuhrer’s Poster Boy or Good Guy?

Max was ordered to the Fallschirmjäger. That was no accident. Goebbels and Hitler both wanted Schmeling to “die a hero’s death” Max Schmeling. Boxer. Nazi…

The Battle of Little Big Horn: Custers Ultimate Humiliation

“I have seen my people prepare for battle many times,” she said, “and this I know: that the Sioux that morning had no thought of…

The Top Ten Most Terrifying Weapons of WWII

On many occasions in both wars, merely the sight of a flamethrower would be enough to make even experienced troops flee. In creating a list…

A One Man Arsenal: German Stormtroops of WWI

Stormtroops would be equipped with satchels full of grenades, making virtually every man a walking arsenal. In recent years, the term “stormtrooper” has come to…

The Desert Fox Rises to Glory in WWI: How Rommel Earned the Blue Max

Rommel led this attack from the front. He and his men took the town in an hour, personally leading the capture of two houses which…

Big Ego, Love Him or Hate Him But MacArthur Lead From the Front in WWI

American generals and forces were under tremendous pressure to show that their arrival in Europe was not just full of promise, but a real contribution.…

Hail Mary: NFL Players and Coaches Sacrificed During WWII

In 1992 the movie A League of Their Own about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League opened in theaters around the United States. The film…