Robert Walsh is a freelance writer based in the UK. Formerly a regular contributor to Real Crime Magazine, he's also been an expert consultant for the BBC. He currently owns and operates Crime Scribe.
They're impossible to forget.
Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.
These curious conflicts lacked one crucial element: actual fighting.
The French fleet posed a difficult problem for British officials.
The Bonus Army, abandoned by the government amidst the Great Depression, took matters into their own hands.
These military engagements dragged on for centuries.
These military conflicts affected the outcome of the war—and some even changed the face of warfare forever.
Driven to help, Louise Thuliez aided underground networks in France despite facing an all-too-real threat of execution.
Once a forbidden subject, recent years have begun to bring details of a dark time to light.
Once one of America's most noted enemies, Fuchida converted to Christianity in later years and spent decades preaching across the United States.
Join the scene of the Revolutionary War's most important battles, from embarrassing defeats to shocking underdog victories.
The extraordinary flier's strange tale fascinates, decades later.
Think you know WW1? Think again.
He's believed to be the deadliest sniper in history.
From 1861 to 1865, these battles determined the fate of the United States.
A misinformation campaign was vital to the Allied forces' efforts.
Basilone's contributions to two of World War II's major battles left a larger-than-life legacy.
George Washington relied on the secretive spy ring to win the American Revolution.
A golden hare, a multi-step pictorial code, and a country on the hunt. What could go wrong?
When Kate Warne marched into Allan Pinkerton's office, he couldn't have imagined all she would achieve as his agent.