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Articles by Shahan Russell:

In 1968, North Korea seized a US Navy ship, held its crew for almost a year, and tortured them. To free themselves, the captives had…

World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945. As for Southeast Asia and Oceania, peace only came several months later on September 2,…

Most people associate Switzerland with mountains, chocolates, watches, and Swiss Army knives. They also think of a peaceful and neutral country that’s fanatic about avoiding…

In 1862, Robert Smalls stole a Confederate ship, gave it to the Union Army, freed slaves, and met President Abraham Lincoln. After the war, he…

The American Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861, to May 9, 1865, between the Confederate States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina,…

During WWII Juan Pujol Garcia played an important role in deceiving Nazi Germany about where the D-Day landings would occur. In gratitude, the Nazi’s awarded him an…

In 1944, the British hatched a plan to assassinate Hitler – a project known as Operation Foxley. It could have shortened the war, saved millions…

In 1988, a US warship shot down an Iranian commercial plane, killing all onboard. The American captain and his crew were hailed as heroes, Scotland…

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Tul Bahadur Pun was a Gurkha who won many awards for his heroism in WWII. He even received the highest honor that the British could…

During WWI, the German government condemned a woman to death for spying on them. Fortunately for her, they commuted her sentence when they realized they…

It is not always superior weapons, numbers, or tactics that win battles. In this case, of all things, it was potatoes! After the Japanese had…

In WWII a beautiful, young woman is caught red-handed. Her crime? Helping downed Allied pilots escape Nazi-occupied Europe. How does she get away with it?…