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Jack Beckett

Catastrophic floods swept through Northern India earlier this month, resulting in destruction and death. But could it have been caused by a Cold War spying operation? This is the devastating claim made by villagers in Raini – part of the Chamoli district – who point to a home grown joint intelligence effort between the CIA […]

Victoria Cross recipient Frederick Barter was originally denied in his attempt to serve in the military due to his small size. What he would eventually do in battle would show that heroism does not equate to physical stature. Barter was born in Cardiff in Wales. He was turned away from service because he stood only […]

If the spirits of people who die in terrible suffering really continue to roam the Earth as ghosts then certainly battlefields are more likely to be haunted than most places. Here are seven places believed to still be visited by those who died in battle. Gettysburg Gettysburg is the site of the bloodiest battle on […]

Mystery: On the 27th November 1945, a military transport plane vanished without a trace in the Malayan jungle’s depths. With three airmen aboard, the American military transport took off on a routine flight, traveling from Singapore to Penang. This trip should not have presented any problems as the war was over, the weather was good, […]

Brothers in the same branch of the military are not unknown, but two brothers, both members of the Tuskegee Airmen, were unusual. George and Arnold Cisco were raised in rural Jerseyville in Illinois, where they graduated from Jerseyville High in the 1930s. Both men went on to study further. George was granted a Batchelor of […]

‘The Fleet That Came to Stay’ was released in 1945 and shocked theatregoers with its depiction of deadly kamikaze airstrikes. The movie opens in cinematic style as American troops and matelots alike lean over the rail of a ship. We hear them thinking their thoughts of home, their concerns regarding how close the fleet is […]

Roald Dahl is today known as a beloved author of children’s books like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda,” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” But before he began his career as an author, Dahl was a decorated World War II flying ace for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and an […]

Torpedowaffenplatz Hexengrund, better known today as Torpedownia, is another abandoned Word War II relic left standing in the Baltic Sea in the Bay of Gdansk. This derelict building is a reminder of the dark history of this region. This old, derelict concrete building has an eerie air, and it reminds us of what took place […]

Queen Mary: When is a luxury liner no longer a fancy ship for the A-list elite to book as a way to get from one location to another in comfort, class and style? When the country that owns it gets involved in a global conflict, that’s when. When a country goes to war, virtually everything […]

In 1893 Merian Caldwell Cooper made his debut into world in Jacksonville, Florida.  He grew up during the heyday of silent films and spent as much time as possible sitting in movie houses dreaming about the adventures he saw on the silver screen. At the time he didn’t know it but he would eventually be […]