The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed published an article about me and my work.You can read it by clicking here.
During the Second World War Polish soldiers of the II Corps bought a young Syrian brown bear cub at a station in Iran.He was officially made a soldier so that the army would provide him with rations and transportation, eventually he was even promoted to corporal.The bear followed the unit everywhere, helped move crates of … More NOT Wojtek the WW2 bear soldier
Exactly a month ago Twitter locked my account, there had been some suspicious activity.It may have been my posting the ‘These bullets from Gallipoli did not collide in mid-air” response for the 91875 time in a row that made the Twitter system think something was off or that I was simply spamming.Normally something like this … More I’m PROPERLY back!
This photo has been shared online with the claim that it showed an 1930s-1940s German soldier using a modern mobile telephone. It does indeed show a man in an 1930s-1940s German soldier uniform on a modern telephone but the photo was not taken during the Second World war, it was taken in 2016. Many people … More NOT a WW2 soldier with a mobile phone
This image has been shared all over the internet with the claim that it is the, or one of the earliest known paintings, images or pictures of Jesus Christ. It isn’t. The image shows St. Thomas touching the wound of Christ with his finger so he could believe in his Resurrection, while the rest of … More NOT the earliest known image of Jesus
This image has been shared around the internet for years claiming to show a WW2 soldier carrying a donkey, not out of compassion or love for the animal because they’re walking through a minefield and the donkey could set the mines off. It doesn’t. The true story is a lot nicer, contrary to what is … More NOT a donkey being carried across a minefield
These pictures have been shared online and even published in books, newspaper, documentaries, etc. as being real First World War photos of aerial combat. They’re not. These photos were made in the 1930s by American model-maker and former RAF pilot Wesley David Archer in a plot together with his wife Betty to make a lot … More NOT real WW1 dogfight photos
This image is being shared described as showing a rather glamorous diner waitress in the 1950s. It doesn’t. What it does show is a famous actress pretending to be a waitress in a movie from the 1940s. You can see the actual scene here; This is Lana Turner, one of America’s most famous actresses and … More NOT a glamorous 1950s diner waitress
This image has been shared online with the claim it shows a waitress who refuses to serve a hot dot because someone has been rude. It doesn’t. If you look closely it is clear to see that the actual sign the waitress is pointing at has been altered. It’s not a very good Photoshop-job either, … More NOT a waitress refusing rude people hot dogs
This picture has been shared online for years with the attached claim of it showing a model in Paris back in 1920. It does not. I’m an expert on daily life in 1920s-1940s Europe, it is my full time job when I’m not hunting fake history.So when I saw this photo I immediately knew it … More Not a model posing in 1920s Paris