Guest Authors

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Matthias Pappas is a full time writer on history and genealogical topics. He sees writing as an extension of his former career as an educator. He has traveled to over 40 countries doing research and was the recipient of a Fulbright Memorial Fund scholarship for the exchange of ideas on education between American and Japanese educators. He has ghost written a number of best-selling works on World War II for Amazon Kindle, and in addition to writing for War History Online and the Vintage News, is currently researching family history reaching back into the Middle Ages.

Articles by Matthias Pappas:

When Six Canadians Were Awarded the Victoria Cross in a Single Battle in WWI

Fighting was often hand-to-hand and even took place underground in tunnels that had been dug in an abandoned chalk quarry. Last month, the Canadian War…

The Not So Noblewoman Who Turned Pirate

Her small fleet of three ships flew a bloody red banner and struck terror into the heart of the French fleet. The image many people…

More to The Ill-fated Mongol Invasions of Japan Than Just a “Divine Wind”

Most people know of the kamikaze pilots of WWII who deliberately piloted their planes into Allied ships during the latter stages of the war. Many…

From The Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes

When Clary eventually ended up at Buchenwald, one of the most horrific of the Nazi concentration camps, he sang for SS soldiers. Though it first…

Liechtenstein’s Army Returned Home From War With More Men Than it Left With

Located between Switzerland and Austria, the country of Liechtenstein is one of the world’s smallest nations. Its current ruler, the constitutional monarch His Serene Highness…

General Orde Wingate: Brilliant Eccentric

The British armed forces in WWII were famous for a number of reasons: innovation, unreal stubbornness in defense, and much else. They were also known…