Madeline Hiltz

Maddy Hiltz is someone who loves all things history. She received her Bachelors of Arts in history and her Master’s of Arts degree in history both from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her thesis examined menstrual education in Victorian England. She is passionate about Princess Diana, the Titanic, the Romanovs, and Egypt amongst other things.

In her spare time, Maddy loves playing volleyball, running, walking, and biking, although when she wants to be lazy she loves to read a good thriller. She loves spending quality time with her friends, family, and puppy Luna!

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Articles by Madeline Hiltz:

Meet the German Agent in Hollywood Who Altered Iconic Movies

Dr. Georg Gyssling learns of the overtaking of Czechoslovakia, Los Angeles, 1939

What was Hollywood’s real stance towards Nazi Germany in the decade leading up to the Second World War? In the 1930s, the American film industry…

Video Footage Shows Extent of Damage Caused by Fighting in WW1

Jacques Trolley de Prévaux featured photo

We have all seen photos of the devastating damage left in the wake of the First World War. Cities that were reduced to rubble, large…

Explaining The Second World War Through 13 Hilarious Memes

Despite the fact that the Second World War was one of the most tragic events in human history, it has somehow turned into one big…

The Baffling Death Of Mike Turpin, A US Army Broadcaster In Vietnam

Mike Turpin hardly seemed like the type of person who would die under mysterious circumstances. He had been in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division.…

Reinhard Heydrich: The SS Official Who Survived Assassination But Died From Horsehair

Reinhard Heydrich was one of the evilest humans to ever live. Heydrich rose in prominence to become the chief of the Reich Security Main Office,…

Cartoon Characters Who Served In the US Military During World War II

Gradient background + Donald Duck holding an ice cream cone + Daffy Duck looking smug + Superman standing with his chest puffed out

Cartoons were often used during the Second World War not just as propaganda, but to boost the morale of war-weary Americans. As such, many of…

This Military General Has A Magical Connection To Disney World

Military generals are typically not associated with Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. However, without one particular military general, Magic Kingdom would still be a mosquito-infested wetland.…

8 Bizarre Unsolved Military Mysteries

The military world is full of unsolved mysteries that are both creepy and intriguing. Here we have found some of the eeriest military mysteries from…

The Surprising Woman Responsible For The Development Of The Spitfire

Although she has been regarded as an aviation pioneer, only a handful of people know about Dame Fanny Lucy Houston. In fact, without Lady Houston,…

A Marine Pilot Used His Propeller To Down An Enemy Plane, Here’s How It Happened

On May 10, 1945, two U.S. Marine pilots were on a combat air patrol when they came across a lone Kawasaki Ki-45. Realizing there was…

The Forgotten Roosevelt: The Life Of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

The Roosevelt’s are one of America’s most successful political families. However, although Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt have been extensively studied, one Roosevelt who was…

Incredible Images Show the Ruins of World War II’s First Battle

German soldiers walking through the muddy remains of a wooded area

In a tiny peninsula outside of the Free City of Danzig, ruins can still be found from the first battle of World War II. On…