Category: WWII

An American Spy: Betty Pack aka Amy Elizabeth Thorpe

While men have held a significant place in the annals of military history, there were also very important women who made serious impacts as well. Betty Pack, born Amy Elizabeth Thorpe made serious contributions to the Allied War effort during...

/ 05/13/2019
Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina the unseen terror of East Prussia

Roza Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II who was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose...

/ 10/16/2018
Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War; in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942.

/ 10/16/2018
Having a drink with a German friend

Collaborator girls of WWII

It’s 1942 and the Germans occupy and dominate the vast majority of Europe. They were there, on the scene, and the local men either were not (dead, in prison camps, in hiding) or were greatly diminished in status. Like soldiers...

/ 10/14/2018