Sam H Arnold
History and True Crime stories from all eras and all countries. Fiction stories with a twist.
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Shackleton and the Endurance a Tale of Survival and Leadership
Having met the Shackletons personally, this has always been a story that has inspired me. I was lucky enough to care for Ernest Shackleton's grandson; it was a name I did not connect with then. Over the years, the stories they told me about their famous explorer brought all aspects of the story to life.
The Infamous Smugglers That Ruled the South of England
Growing up on the South Coast, I have always loved hearing stories of smuggling on the high seas. Once when I was a teenager, I remember having a party on the beach; the police came and told us we had to put the fire out because a law from 1700 prohibits the lighting of fires.
The Hero Whose Act of Defiance Against the Nazis Had Horrendous Reprisals
On an afternoon on 23rd March 1944, Rosario Bentivegna was walking through the streets of central Rome. He was wearing the blue outfit of a street sweep, pushing a garbage cart. As he walked past, no one noticed him; he was that inconspicuous.
The Horrific Terrorist Attack That Brought Down a Plane over Lockerbie
Just before Christmas in 1988, the United Kingdom was the victim of one of the deadliest terror attacks in history. A bomb planted on Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing everyone on board and several on the ground.
The Horrific World War 2 Massacre at Oradour-Sur-Glance
Oradour-sur-glance is a shrine to the victims that were killed there. The decision was made at the close of World War II not to rebuild the village but to leave it to the people that were murdered there. The bullet holes remain in the church walls.
The Productivity Secrets of Successful Working Mothers
As a working mother, it can often feel like you are constantly juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. I have experienced my fair share of guilt. I love my job and am passionate about teaching, but it often feels like there aren't enough hours to complete everything.
The Lake Bodom Murders, a Horrific Mystery of Brutality and Murder
The Lake Bodom Murders are one of the most perplexing and unsolved crimes in the history of Finland. The incident occurred on 5th June 1960, when four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom, about 22 kilometres from Helsinki. They set up their tent on the lakeside and enjoyed a carefree evening until the early hours of the next day when an unknown assailant attacked them with a knife, leaving three of them dead and one seriously injured.