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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 on WWII, WWI and sports history.

Articles by Matthew Gaskill:

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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 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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…