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Robert Walsh

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.

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John Basilone: The Marine Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

Basilone's contributions to two of World War II's major battles left a larger-than-life legacy.

The Culper Ring: The Revolutionary Spies Who Helped Win the War

George Washington relied on the secretive spy ring to win the American Revolution.

Kit Williams' Masquerade, the Children’s Treasure Hunt Book That Captivated England

A golden hare, a multi-step pictorial code, and a country on the hunt. What could go wrong?

The Untold Story of Kate Warne, America's First Female Private Eye

When Kate Warne marched into Allan Pinkerton's office, he couldn't have imagined all she would achieve as his agent.

James Wilkinson: The Man Who Double-Crossed the Founders of America

The notorious statesman's ability to get out of tight pinches while benefitting himself is beyond compare.

Léo Major: The "One-Eyed Ghost" Who Single-Handedly Liberated a Dutch Town

Major went above and beyond the call of duty in World War II and the Korean War.

Nancy Wake: The Fearless Resistance Fighter Who Led Over 7,000 Soldiers Against the Nazis

“Somebody once asked me ‘Have you ever been afraid?’ Hah! I’ve never been afraid in my life.”

The Long, Strange History of the Maunsell Sea Forts

The eerie and abandoned World War II relics remain standing to this day.

6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

These women risked their lives to assist the Allies' cause in World War II.

Pierre Le Gloan: The Ace WWII Fighter Who Fought for Both Sides 

The extraordinary flier's strange tale fascinates, decades later.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

The Strangest Battle of WWII: The Fight for Castle Itter

On May 5, 1945, Allied and German troops fought side-by-side against the SS.

France’s Prolific Executioner: The Life and Death of Charles-Henri Sanson

He was one of France's most prolific executioners, having killed nearly 3,000 souls.

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.

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