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Cecil Vandepeer Clarke: Churchill’s Secret Weapon

Cecil Vandepeer Clarke

by Giles Milton Cecil Vandepeer Clarke viewed his caravan with the sort of affection that most men reserve for their wives. He polished it, tinkered with it and buffed up its cream paintwork with generous quantities of Richfield Auto Wax.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Greatest POW Escape in American History

Greatest Escape in American History

by Stephen Dando-Collins Eisenhower’s aide, Patton’s son-in-law, Hemingway’s son: The Greatest POW Escape in American History Tall, thin Lieutenant Craig D. Campbell, from Austin, Texas was among the first Americans to arrive at the Nazi’s Oflag 64 POW camp at Schubin,

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Gulf War–Air Campaign, January 16 – February 28, 1991

Gulf War–Air Campaign

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Gulf War–Air Campaign, January 16 – February 28, 1991 In the wake of Iraq’s August 1990 invasion of Kuwait, an American-led multinational Coalition deployed to Saudi Arabia. To force an Iraqi withdrawal,

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Nominating Our Best History Books 2016

As we close in on the end of of the year, we list our best history books of 2016. Over the course of 2016 we published some incredible stories. Everything from military bravery and historic events to unique little known stories that we

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Takeo Yoshikawa: The Japanese Spy at Pearl Harbor

Takeo Yoshikawa

by Nicholas Best When the task force slipped out of port on December 5, 1941, a man calling himself Tadashi Morimura watched from a few hundred yards away to the north. He was careful not to write anything down, but

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