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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 October 1942, Adolf Hitler issued the infamous Kommandobefehl (“Commando Order”) which instructed German officers to immediately execute any Commandos or troops carrying out Commando-style…

For many years now, the small Baltic country of Lithuania has been known as a breeding ground for some of the world’s best basketball players.…

Generally, people who study history don’t like to compare horrors. By engaging in debates about which war was the most costly, which epidemic killed the…

Many nations have legends which say that a hero will return to save the day at a time when he or she is most needed.…

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a saying we’ve all heard. The American author Henry Petroski is quoted as saying: “Luxury, not necessity, is…

In November 1963, Columbia Pictures released The Victors, a war film which was years ahead of its time. The cast was filled with stars from…

In the years following the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, citizens of those countries were able to go through many of the…

On New Years Day 1946, the U.S. Marine Corps hosted a football game to boost morale for their troops in Japan on occupation duty. The…

Sadly, the news in recent years has too often been filled with stories about people becoming addicted to and overdosing on methamphetamine, a drug which…

Women played an exceedingly important role in the Allied nations of WWII. Of course, the cultural icon of “Rosie the Riveter” is a well-known representation…

One of the best-known films about WWII is The Longest Day from 1962. It focuses on the Normandy Landings in June 1944. In a number…

In 2005, President George W. Bush placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of a hero. That hero did not earn that medal during…