George Washington (at Valley Forge) One of the greatest men of the Age ~Truly a Giant among men !! Another nice work from (Stuart) check out his site he has over 400 figures of historical people.
WOMEN IN HIDING: James Barry was a woman disguised as man in order to study medicine. Admitted to Edinburgh University in 1809. After graduation, was assigned to various British colonies and noted for "his" care & struggle to improve the standard of life of patients. Died in 1865, after 46 years working as an army medical officer. Was then when her real identity, MARGARET ANN BULKLEY, was discovered. Among her many achievements she was the first British surgeon to perform a successful C-section.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), Lafayette served as a major-general in the Continental Army under George Washington. Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, he still managed to organize a successful retreat. He served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island. In the middle of the war he returned to France to negotiate an increase in French support.
Mary Edwards Walker in her later years, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the US Civil War, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including hers. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.
Nancy Wake most decorated servicewoman of WWII, and the Gestapo’s most-wanted person. They code-named her 'The White Mouse' because of her ability to elude capture. When war broke out she was a young woman married to a wealthy Frenchman living a life of luxury in cosmopolitan Marseilles. She became a saboteur, organiser and Resistance fighter who led an army of 7,000 Maquis troops in guerrilla warfare to sabotage the Nazis. Legend. Absolutely love this story. She has a great sense of humour
Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.
Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He defended the Philippines freedom and independence. After two years of war on Japan he accepted their surrender and oversaw the Japanese Occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1951. Lastly he lead our armies into Korea in the 1950's and was retired.
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Thomas Paine Author of the famous, "Common Sense," the pro-independence monograph pamphlet he anonymously published on January 10, 1776. In late 1776 Paine published "The Crisis" pamphlet series, to inspire the Americans in their battles against the British army.
Former Bletchley Park Wren, Jean Valentine, reveals exactly what went on at the World War II codebreaking centre. The story of codebreaking at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and its massive contribution to the British war effort is probably one of the most important stories of the 20th century. Mathematicians and analysts broke encrypted codes sent by the German Luftwaffe, army and navy and in doing so, both directed our war strategy and saved lives ~