Guest Authors

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Articles by Morgan Deane:

Are you Nevada Tough? The Battleship That Survived a Nuclear Blast

From her conception in 1911 to her survival at Pearl Harbor and use as a target for atomic testing, the battleship Nevada had a remarkable career. She served…

Six Years & a Pile of Bones- The Mongols Take a Chinese City

For six years, the Chinese commander Lu Wenhuan held out against the Mongols and defended one of the twin cities of Xingyang and Fangcheng. However,…

Outlaws and Outcasts Led by a Former Slave Overthrow a Dynasty

Medieval China is a fascinating period to study. Most people think of the large and influential dynasties, and even many scholars don’t know a great…

Canned Food & Processed Food Industry is an Aftermath of WW2 Ending Sooner Than Expected

Food has often been an important part of warfare. What is less known is how food developed for warfare changed people’s lives after the war.…

Death & Marriage in Civil War: John Marshal Gains Power in Medieval England

Civil wars contain challenges on a number of levels. The often tortuous family trees of medieval monarchs combined with many ambitious minor officials who hardly…

Top Bombers & Pilots of WW2

The intense fighting of World War II produced many missions. Many pilots received a break after 25 missions, but others pilots flew more. This sometimes…

Shot Down But Stayed in His Plane to Save Crashing On a Village

The Battle of Britain wasn’t a battle fought with soldiers in trenches or tanks. Instead, it consisted of repeated fighter plane engagements between the desperate…

The heroic pilot who, surrounded by flames & with blood pouring down his face, still shot down his enemy before bailing

World War II was a drama that unfolded for millions of people across thousands of miles. Yet the greatest drama was often found in the…

The Day the “Germans” Invaded Winnipeg

There was a day when the Germans invaded Winnipeg. That day was February 19, 1942, and it was a training scenario called “If Day.” The…

He Walked Through a Minefield, Took Out 3 Machine Guns With Grenades, Then Destroyed a Tank

Thomas Barfoot rose from rather humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to become a war hero who served in multiple wars and was awarded a Medal…

Medal of Honor Recipient & A Super Bunker That Held Over 150 Japanese Soldiers – Neither Survived

Alexander Bonnyman was the son of a coal miner who became a highly decorated Marine officer in World War II. His many awards included the…

No Experience: The Gunner Had to Fly The Bomber as The Pilot Had Taken Withering Enemy Fire

The Battle of Britain was a chaotic fight on both strategic and tactical levels. The British barely escaped utter disaster by evacuating their army from…