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:

The Bizarre Connection Between Bungee Jumping And The Allied Military

Bungee jumping is one of those things that make people stop and wonder how in the world was this activity ever discovered? Modern-day bungee jumping…

USS Wake (PR-3): The US Navy Gunboat Taken Captive By the Japanese During WWII

USS Guam (PG-43) at sea

For being a relatively small river gunboat, the USS Wake (PR-3) had a surprisingly long history. Initially put into service in 1927, the vessel was…

A “Spooky” Aircraft Known As Puff, The Magic Dragon: The Story Of The Douglas AC-47

Puff The Magic Dragon wasn’t just a popular song by Peter Paul & Mary in the 1960s but was also the nickname for the Douglas…

The Nijmegen Bridge: A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Although it might look like a normal bridge today, the Nijmegen bridge was a pivotal strategic point throughout the entirety of the Second World War.…

7 Weapons Banned In Modern Warfare

The idea of banning certain weapons of war might seem ironic. After all, isn’t the purpose of weapons created for war to wreak havoc against…

101-Year-Old Decorated D-Day Nurse Keeps Fighting For Her People

Marcella LeBeau is 101-years-old but has accomplished enough in her life to fill three centuries of living. She has been inducted into the South Dakota…

Meat Is Such A Treat! And The Black Market’s Hottest Commodity In The 1940s

Meat Rationing Featured Image

Americans faced a major toilet-paper shortage with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this was not the first time American’s nearly ran out of…

Teddy Roosevelt Was Denied His Chance To Personally Join The Western Front

exhibit about the 1912 Presidential Election which featured four candidates in which Theodore Roosevelt ran as a Progressive, William Howard Taft as a Republican, Eugene V. Debs as a Socialist, and Woodrow Wilson as a Democrat

It is a well-known fact that the United States entered the First World War in April 1917, but if it had been up to Teddy…

Bruno Mussolini: How His Early Death Impacted His Father

Bruno Mussolini was the second acknowledged son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his wife, Rachele. He was a decorated and experienced pilot, but his…

Comparing Historic Battlefields, Then and Now

French troops standing together in a trench

Battles typically have a lasting physical impact on the places where they occur, leaving behind scars that hint at what happened. The following in a…

Crew Safe Following A Navy Helicopter Crash In The Mountains

All four crew members of a Navy MH-60 Knighthawk have been safely recovered after their Naval Helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California. The aircrew consisted…

Operation Nordwind: The Last Large-Scale German Offensive On the Western Front

Soldier pointing at a destroyed Jagdtiger

Operation Nordwind was the last large-scale German offensive on the Western Front of the Second World War. Despite this, it continues to live in the…