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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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Base Nation – U.S. Military Bases Worldwide

Base Nation; The Empire Project

by David Vine An introduction to the American Empire Project From a hilltop at the Guantánamo Bay naval station, you can look down on a secluded part of the base bordered by the Caribbean Sea. There you’ll see thick coils

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Life of a CIA Polygrapher: Ready Aim…. Part 2

Life of Lies and Spies, Airport Security

by Alan Trabue Chapter 1: Ready Aim…. Part 2 I watched another soldier approach to assist the screaming soldier who seemed ready to shoot me. The two spoke excitedly. The second soldier started poking around the contents of my opened

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Fire Base Illingworth: Courage Against Staggering Odds

Firebase Illingworth

by Philip Keith Chapter 1: THE TRAP IS BAITED It was quiet, but it wouldn’t be for long. Lt. Col. Mike Conrad, commanding officer of the 2/8, and the senior officer commanding at FSB Illingworth, knew the NVA were out

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Captain Cromie and the Spies of the Red Revolution

Captain Cromie; The New Spymasters

By Stephen Grey Chapter 1: The Cult of Intelligence (1909-89) Captain Francis Cromie – thirty- six years old, tall and strongly built, a commander in the Royal Navy and bearer of the Distinguished Service Order – reached into the consul’s

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