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Shock Factor: The Battle of New Orleans

Shock Factor

by Jack Coughlin and John R. Bruning Chapter 1 JANUARY 9, 1815 – THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS The Shooter stood tall on the earthen rampart, his rifle at his side. His right hand held its barrel while his right

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The Military Dogs That Save Soldiers Lives


by Isabel George I am always, and will no doubt remain, in awe of the power of the partnership of war dog and handler. They are relationships borne out of service, often forged in war and always made for life.

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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism

War Dogs

by Rebecca Frankel Chapter 9: The Never Again Wars At the end of wars, sometimes it’s the numbers that make the difference. In World War II, it is said that war dogs saved 15,000 men. In Vietnam, the dogs were

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Hitler’s Art Thief – Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe’s Treasures

Hitler's Art Thief - Hildebrand Gurlitt

by Susan Ronald When I stepped into a large, Swiss bank vault in 1998 in my previous life as an investment banker, I had no idea that I would see a tiny portion of one of the greatest private looted

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Zero Night: The 5 Forgotten Great Escapes of World War II

Zero Night

Mark Felton Fans of the 1963 movie The Great Escape know that it was based on the real-life wartime escape of 76 Allied POWs from Stalag Luft III in Poland. But it wasn’t the only ‘Great Escape’ of World War

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