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Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn, a Journalist, was the Only Woman to Land on the Normandy Beaches. Her Request to Join was Actually Denied, so She Stowed Away in a Toilet and Disguised Herself

World War II wasn’t just a man’s war. 350,000 American women answered the call to serve their country. However, they were not part of D-Day. Only one woman was present during the time, along with 150,000 men. But who was this woman, and what was her role on D-Day? Martha Gellhorn was the only woman …

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Scott Fitzgerald

What Happened During F. Scott’s Fitzgerald Last Days?

Scott Fitzgerald was a novelist, essayist, short story writer, and screenwriter from the United States. His books capturing the flamboyance and extravagance of the Jazz Age, a phrase he popularized, were his most well-known works. He wrote four novels, four story collections, and 164 short stories during his lifetime. But what happened to this iconic …

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During WW2, Ernest Hemingway used his fishing boat named after his ex-wife (Pilar) to hunt German U-boats in the Caribbean armed only with Thomson machine guns and hand grenades. He was given unlimited gasoline by the US government.

Pilar (boat) Location of the dry docked actual boat (At the Hemingway Museum, Havana, Cuba) Ernest Hemingway owned a 38-foot (12 m) fishing boat named Pilar. It was acquired in April 1934 from Wheeler Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, New York, for $7,495. “Pilar” was a nickname for Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, and also the name of …

During WW2, Ernest Hemingway used his fishing boat named after his ex-wife (Pilar) to hunt German U-boats in the Caribbean armed only with Thomson machine guns and hand grenades. He was given unlimited gasoline by the US government. Read More »

Star Wars was one of the first films to do away with opening credits. George Lucas was fined $250,000 by the Directors Guild of America for not crediting himself… so he resigned.

Opening credits Not to be confused with title sequence. Play media The opening credits of A Farewell to Arms, based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel by Ernest Hemingway. In a motion picture, television program or video game, the opening credits or opening titles are shown at the very beginning and list the most important members …

Star Wars was one of the first films to do away with opening credits. George Lucas was fined $250,000 by the Directors Guild of America for not crediting himself… so he resigned. Read More »

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!”

Published in the 1634 book A General History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating, and Patrick Weston Joyce’s A History of Ireland in 1880, it was widely known. Two of the earliest and most influential vampire novels were written by Irishmen – Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, as well as Stoker’s classic – suggesting that local legend …

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!” Read More »