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Articles by Steve MacGregor:

The Search for Singh: The Hidden Message in Star Trek

By 1963, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was writing screenplays for one of NBC’s most successful shows – The Lieutenant – which told the story of a…

The Three Battles of Waterloo: Same Conflict-Different Perspectives

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18, 1815, in a gently sloping valley around six miles south of the city of Brussels in…

The Last Great Cavalry Charge of WW1: The Jodhpur Lancers

During the late 1800s, the Jodhpur Lancers became one of the best-known and most glamorous regiments in India. During the First World War cavalry became…

The mysterious disappearance of a USAF C-54

One of the largest ever instances of the disappearance of US military personnel happened not during wartime but in 1950 when a US Air Force…

Guns in Movies and Television: The Best & Worst

In the movie Heat (1995), former SAS member Andy McNab was brought in to advise on weapon choices and train the actors how to use…

The Guns of Star Wars: Science Fact or Fiction?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, CGI was still in its infancy, and if you wanted cheap props for a science-fiction…

The Maginot Line: Then and Now- From Defence to Discos!

Some of the forts were sold off to private companies and became discos, underground mushroom farms, and museums. In the 1920s France was still reeling…

The Most Senior Nazi NEVER Caught: Gestapo Chief Mueller

The last known sighting of Mueller was on the evening of May 1, the day after Hitler’s suicide, when he was seen at the Reich…

When the Admiral Graf Spee Shelled the Costa del Sol

German and Italian aircraft strafed and bombed the defenseless civilians packed on the narrow road. The N340 is one of the busiest roads in the…

From Biplane to Hurricane: The Slip-Wing experiment

The aircraft took off as a bi-plane, flew out over the sea with an RAF Hudson flying escort, jettisoned the upper wing, and returned to…

Hell From Above : The Messerschmitt Bf 110 Night Fighter

Its only drawback was that early night fighter versions were barely faster than the bombers they were trying to intercept. In the mid-1930s, there was…

It Wiped Out Large Numbers of Its Own Pilots – The Unstable Sopwith Camel

This aircraft is credited with destroying more enemy planes than any other British aircraft of World War One, but it was also responsible for killing…