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TOP FIVE: Unsung Heroes

MHM chooses five lesser-known people whose war efforts deserve higher praise. 5. William Manley Lived 1831-1901 Manley is the only recipient of both the British Victoria Cross and the German Iron Cross. He served with distinction as a surgeon with the Royal Artillery during the Crimean War, but earned his VC in the Maori Wars […]

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TOP FIVE: Female Spies

MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history. 5. Mata Hari CODE NAME: H-21 LIVED: 1876-1917 ALLEGIANCE: Germany (allegedly) The exotic pursuits of Margaretha Geertruida ‘Margreet’ Zelle MacLeod – better known by her stage-name Mata Hari – remain something of a mystery. A Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan, she was accused […]