Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Los Angeles, California - United States

I live and breathe history and I collect antique military uniforms. 

 

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  1. +vote The 13 Most Bizarre Historical Artifacts Ever Discovered On Construction Sites

    The 13 Most Bizarre Historical Artifacts Ever Discovered On Construction Sites

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    There have been some seriously strange things found at construction sites. While some people have spent their entire lives searching for buried riches or lost ...
  2. 16 Times Natural Disasters Almost Ended the World

    16 Times Natural Disasters Almost Ended the World

    The beauty and mystery of nature and outer space are awe-inspiring - until one considers that these forces, like plastered hooligans at a soccer ...
  3. 13 Stomach-Churning Facts About Being Held Prisoner In The Soviet Gulags

    13 Stomach-Churning Facts About Being Held Prisoner In The Soviet Gulags

    What are Soviet Gulags? What happened in Gulags? And what did they accomplish? The word 'Gulag' is actually an acronym of it's official ...
  4. 10 Brutal Facts About The Black Dinner, The Real-Life Red Wedding

    10 Brutal Facts About The Black Dinner, The Real-Life Red Wedding

    Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones were shocked beyond words at the Red Wedding episode of Season 3. Show creator George R.R. Martin stated ...
  5. Historical Close Calls and Their Impacts on the World as We Know It

    Historical Close Calls and Their Impacts on the World as We Know It

    Throughout the tapestry of stories that makes up human history, near misses and close calls have both threatened our existence and pushed us in ...
  6. Hardcore Women Who Disguised Themselves as Men to Fight in War

    Hardcore Women Who Disguised Themselves as Men to Fight in War

    In the densely woven tapestry of military history, there has been little thread dedicated to female heroes, as women have been, for the most ...
  7. 14 Pairs Of Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Related To Each Other

    14 Pairs Of Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Related To Each Other

    If you trace your gene pool back far enough, you'll discover that all humans are related in one form or another. But some people are more closely related than ...
  8. 16 People Who Went Toe-to-Toe with Wild Animals (and Won)

    16 People Who Went Toe-to-Toe with Wild Animals (and Won)

    The many fascinating species of wild animals are what makes nature so awesome - until they go crazy and attack. And while these often ferocious beasts pose a ...
  9. 9 Things Movies Got Wrong About Basic Training

    9 Things Movies Got Wrong About Basic Training

    War films like Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day, and Sands of Iwo Jima are classics for a reason. Their unflinching portrayals of combat and comradeship ...
  10. 14 Gnarly Stories Of People Who Survived While Isolated From Civilization

    14 Gnarly Stories Of People Who Survived While Isolated From Civilization

    Throughout history, countless individuals have found themselves totally alone - cut off from the rest of humankind - marooned in isolation, either ...
  11. 10 Lesser-Known Facts About The Russian Revolution That Put It Into Context

    10 Lesser-Known Facts About The Russian Revolution That Put It Into Context

    In 2017, the Russian Revolution celebrated it's centennial. Despite the massive impact it had on the world, Russian Revolution history, even at it's most ...
  12. 12 Positive Ways Islam and The Middle East Contributed To Western Civilization

    12 Positive Ways Islam and The Middle East Contributed To Western Civilization

    Despite years of uneasy alliances and eruptions of brutal violence that go all the way back to the Crusades, the West has had an often very fruitful relationship ...
  13. 10 Fascinating Relics from WWI and the Stories Behind Them

    10 Fascinating Relics from WWI and the Stories Behind Them

    Anyone can open a history book and become superficially familiar with names, dates, places, and events, but the greater drama of a historical event is ...
  14. 14 Extremely Disadvantaged Armies That Somehow Crushed Far More Powerful Enemies

    14 Extremely Disadvantaged Armies That Somehow Crushed Far More Powerful Enemies

    Battles won against the odds, those dominated, and eventually won, by underdogs, often against enormous aggressing forces, make for some of the ...
  15. A Visual History Through 24 American Military Uniforms

    A Visual History Through 24 American Military Uniforms

    The history of the American army uniform is a fascinating subject. You might wonder how the military went from wearing tri-corn hats to using Kevlar. After ...
  16. 14 Shocking Atrocities Committed By 20th Century Communist Dictatorships

    14 Shocking Atrocities Committed By 20th Century Communist Dictatorships

    What is evil? The worst atrocities committed by communist regimes may be a place to look for some answers. Hanna Arendt’s, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on ...
  17. 14 Companies That Have Been Around For Centuries That Are Still Open Today

    14 Companies That Have Been Around For Centuries That Are Still Open Today

    Imagine drinking a beer that's brewed with decade upon decade of history, or visiting a hotel that's more than a thousand years old. Those hypothetical ...
  18. 12 Small Countries That Used To Be Gigantic Empires

    12 Small Countries That Used To Be Gigantic Empires

    It's incredible to imagine, but some small countries in all corners of the globe used to be capitals of mighty empires that controlled continents or ...
  19. The Coal Wars Were The Largest Working-Class Uprising In American History

    The Coal Wars Were The Largest Working-Class Uprising In American History

    Routinely throughout their history, Americans have had the need to consider the injustices committed against the blue-collar working class by fat-cat ...