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The Infamous Dutch Lady And Other Famous Espionage Agents of the Great War


Arguably the two most famous, or infamous, individuals engaged in espionage during the Great War were a tall exotic dancer of Dutch/Indonesian extraction and the sender of a telegram who was a German official of the highest rank. There were others who, perhaps, we would call today 'celebrity spies'. Very little is known about the details of their e…

The Landings at Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli


One of the most difficult military operations that can be undertaken is that of an opposed amphibious¬† landing on an enemy shore. ¬†When asked to give an example of this kind of operation, many people will automatically think of the famous and successful 'D-Day' landings in Normandy in 1944. However, April 2021 marks the 106th anniversary of an earl…