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Cotton Reigned Until Slavery Was Outsourced

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Today, Western nations are forced to consider the price and flow of crude oil in all foreign policy decisions concerning the Middle East. From Algeria to Iran, Oil is King. However, back in 1861, petroleum was [...]

Illegal Immigrants Raise Havoc on US Border: The Mexican/American War, Part I

TweetThe Mexican/American War, Part I Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 1820, the Mexican government offered a land grant to Moses Austin that encompassed an area about half the size of modern-day Texas. In return, Austin was to finance the [...]

Anzac Day–Memorial Day New Zealand Style

TweetMemorial Day–New Zealand Style By Matthew Wright Guest Post at Bayard & Holmes     In one of the quirks of history, both New Zealand and Australia remember their war dead on 25 April – which isn’t when any war ended. It’s [...]

Hekmet Fahmy–The Fox Behind the Desert Fox

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On June 10, 1940, Italy declared war on Great Britain. At the time, Great Britain lacked the resources to invade Italy, and Italy had no intention of invading Great Britain. However, the two enemies, along [...]

What West Point Can Teach Hollywood

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Henry Ossian Flipper was the first African-American West Point graduate—not in 1970, or 1950, or even in 1930, but in the Class of 1877.    Henry was born a slave in Georgia in 1856. After [...]

Farmers and Shopkeepers Raise Hell in a Cow Pen

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On the morning of January 16, 1781, an independent minded New Jersey fellow named Daniel Morgan led a force of continental soldiers and militia in an orderly retreat up a muddy South Carolina wagon road, [...]

HACKSAW RIDGE–A True Tale, Truly Told

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard HACKSAW RIDGE is the true story of WWII hero Pfc. Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector to earn the Medal of Honor.     When Doss was drafted into the US Army during WWII, he chose [...]

The Man Who Stole Tea from China

TweetBy K.B. Owen   With stories in the news about Chinese hackers breaking into U.S. corporate computers and stealing proprietary software and information (for example, this 60 Minutes’ feature: The Great Brain Robbery), here’s [...]

Virginia Hall–Our 7th Annual Spook Appreciation Day Honoree

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 2010, Bayard & Holmes declared Halloween to be Spook Appreciation Day. It is the day when we honor the remarkable unsung heroes of the Intelligence Community, without whom we could not hope to [...]

ANTHROPOID — Espionage Legend on the Big Screen

TweetBayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes ANTHROPOID brings one of history’s legendary espionage events to the big screen – the WWII assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich by two Czech paratroopers [...]