The Cat Lady’s Secret

The Cat Lady’s Secret

Neighbors in the British seaside town of Torquay described her as a very private woman who loved her cats. The frail, 89 year old woman who had no known relatives was destined for a pauper’s grave. Then, police looked through her possessions and found old French...
Maddalena Cerasuolo

Maddalena Cerasuolo

Late September, 1943 The Allies are closing in on Naples, Italy.  Determined to put down any resistance from the local population, the Germans summarily execute anyone suspected of subversion. They order all arms be turned in, and for all males ages 18-33 to report...
Monique Hanotte

Monique Hanotte

October, 1943, over Stambruges, Belgium An American pilot parachutes from his burning plane, lands in a tree, and falls to the ground. His ankle is badly fractured, but he crawls to a nearby farm. He is lucky–the farmer is  sympathetic to the Allied airmen, and...
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

March, 1938  Winston Churchill warns the British House of Commons, declaring that “the gravity of the events[…] cannot be exaggerated” Germany had just annexed Austria. But a nation still weary from WWI was not willing to listen. Prime Minister Neville...
Sergeant Marcario García

Sergeant Marcario García

November 27, 1944, near Grosshau, Germany U.S. Army Company B, 22d Infantry is pinned down by German machine gun fire, artillery and mortar barrage. Casualties are mounting as the company is trapped in rough terrain. Acting Squad Leader Private Marcario García sees...
Joan Bamford Fletcher

Joan Bamford Fletcher

At the outbreak of World War II Joan Fletcher left her home in Regina, Saskatchewan to join the Saskatchewan Auxiliary Territorial Service. She had wanted to serve in the military, but there were no military branches for Canadian women at the time. Wanting to be...