Author: Morgan Deane

Articles by Morgan Deane:

World War II Ace, Joe Foss, was more than just a war hero. His remarkable life made him a man for all seasons covering war,…

By late 1944 and early 1945, the defeat of Nazi Germany seemed imminent and Allied attention moved to the East. Russia and Japan had fought…

The personalization of equipment goes back for centuries. The Greeks often had to supply their own armor so they usually added ridged elements that simulated…

This was an intense naval battle in World War II and arguably one of the largest in the world. It highlights the importance of blue-water…

A Picture that needs more than a 1,000 words The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words. The execution of Nguyen…

‘I wasn’t prepared for the question “Why do you want to join the Commandos?” He prompted me with the right answer; “I suppose you want…

Bombs explode in the distance. The soldiers hear the thump of artillery shells and duck away from a strafing fighter. They are urged forward by…

Stories about military history often focus on battlefield tactics and strategy. When they do focus on people, it is usually on a male soldier. However,…

The White Death became Finland’s (and, arguably, the world’s) most prolific and famous sniper. During the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940, he achieved an estimated 500…

Watching a movie as a military historian means you judge it on a number of levels. In addition to the usual concerns over plot and…

First Sergeant, Leonard A. Funk, despite his small stature, joined the paratroopers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army and went on…

In the Vietnam War, a lone Green Beret single-handedly saved a South Vietnamese town during the Tet Offensive. Initially rejected for special service due to…