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    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.

    by Robert Walsh

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

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

    by Robert Walsh

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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.

    by Robert Walsh

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    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.”

    by Robert Walsh

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    The Long, Strange History of the Maunsell Sea Forts

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

    by Robert Walsh

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    6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

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

    by Robert Walsh

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

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

    by Robert Walsh

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    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.

    by Robert Walsh

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    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.

    by Robert Walsh

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    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.

    by Robert Walsh

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    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.

    by Robert Walsh

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