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Articles by Todd Neikirk:

The 5 Most Unusual Military Units in History

A Gurkha soldier brandishes a Kukri Knife

On the battlefield, any sort of edge can determine who wins and loses. Over time, countries and their militaries have attempted to throw off opponents…

The Interesting History of Wartime Counterfeiting

Forged £10 banknote

There has never been a time in history when war wasn’t costly. Of course, it’s costly in terms of death and destruction, but it’s also…

Rose O’Neal: The Confederate Spy Who Drowned Because Of Her Dress And A Pile Of Gold

Civil War Rowboat

While the Civil War was fought between the North and South, a person’s geographic location did not necessarily determine the side one took. Rose O’Neal…

Here’s How Sunglasses Evolved To Support The Military

Come spring and summer, people all over the world buy the latest sunglasses. They don’t only shield people’s eyes from bright rays; they make a…

President George H.W. Bush’s Time Aboard the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) During World War II

George H.W. Bush had one of the most distinguished military careers of all United States Presidents. He first entered the Navy at the age of…

7 US Presidents Who Served During World War II

George H.W. Bush + John F. Kennedy + Dwight D. Eisenhower

Future US Presidents have fought in nearly every war in the country’s history, but World War II was different. A total of seven were members…

The Type B Bus ‘Pigeon Loft’ Was A Strange Sight on the Western Front

British soldier standing atop a Type-B Bus "Pigeon Loft"

Over time, there have been some odd vehicles seen on battlefields, but few were as eye-catching as the Type B Bus “Pigeon Loft.” The Allied…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Guadalcanal Campaign

Signalman Douglas Munro, U.S. Coast Guard

Iwo Jima and Midway are well remembered as two of the most important battles fought against Japanese forces during World War II. It can be…

Quentin Roosevelt Is The Only Child Of A US President to be Killed in Combat

Teddy Roosevelt and Sons

Many United States Presidents served in the military before taking office. 29 of the 46 Presidents in the country’s history have had some military experience…