There are some 20th century crimes that are so exotic and amazing that they seem to be scripts for a fantastic movie even more than a real crime. The robbing of Fort Knox or the escape from Alcatraz would fit in that description. And certainly, when it comes to a story of a fantastic crime that baffled authorities and that remains one of the most astounding feats of criminal genius, the stealing of the Mona Lisa has to rank as one of the best.
In the history of ground warfare, there may be no more historic battle than the one that occurred on the coast of France in June of 1944, which came to be known as D-Day. Not only was the Allied invasion the largest ever attempted during World War II, it became the single more ambitious ground … Read more