Several countries remain at war at any given time. One of the wars that lasted for a long time was World War 1 and World War 2. There are various Bravehearts who have fought for the country and helped significantly win wars. If we go to World War 1, it has ended more than a century ago. The toll was so high that it could easily send chills down your spine. More than 13 million civilians and a whopping 8.5 million troops were killed during the war. The total number of troops that were mobilized across the world jumped to 65 million, and a handful of them managed to gain quite popularity. In this blog, we will discuss the top 5 persons who have created history. These people do not mainly belong to the army. A few of them are journalists who have put their lives at risk to cover the war. Now, let’s dive right into the blog without any further adieu.
The American actor was born in the 19th century and worked in Hollywood until 1917. The following year, he joined the armed forces, US Navy to be specific. He has worked in some the masterpieces such as The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca. Primarily, his job revolved around taking troops from one place to another. He was the captain on USS Leviathan that was used to navigate forces from Europe to the US and vice-versa. Later in 1957, Bogart died in LA due to a long-term illness caused by esophageal cancer.
In 1894, Hammett has given the world several top sellers such as The Thin Man and The Maltese Falcon. Before he was commissioned in the US Forces, Dashiell started working as a Detective in the Pinkerton Agency. The army’s Motor Ambulance Corp has a post of Sergeant, which this American novelist has served tirelessly. However, soon after taking the bar, he went down with tuberculosis. He suffered from it till his demise in 1961.
Thomas Hart Benton
One of the few muralists and painters of that era, Thomas was born in 1889, and he served in the naval branch of the armed forces. He was posted on Virginia’s Naval Station Norfolk, where he was given the task of portraying all the military equipment, including the ships. There are various naval paintings that Thomas produced, and they became pretty popular across the world. A few of them are She’s Off, Cut The Line, etc. Benton died in 1975.
Every physics enthusiast must have read about the Wave Equation; schrödinger was the brain behind it. This physicist belonged to Australia, and for his exemplary discovery of Schrödinger’s Equation, he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Apart from it, Erwin has also gathered quite a popularity with his thought process model dubbed Schrödinger’s Cat. It was 1914 when he got commissioned in the Austro-Hungarian military, and in the later years, he would serve as an artillery officer.
This Pulitzer-winning journalist and novelist were born in 1899, and due to a defection in his eye, he couldn’t get himself into the US Army. However, he ended up joining the American Red Cross organization, where he was offered the job of an ambulance driver. All of it happened during World War I 1, and in just a few years of his joining, he had to bid farewell. In his literary work A Farewell To Arms, he jotted down his first-hand experiences and how he got severely injured by mortar fire in Italy. In 1961, Ernest died by suicide in Idaho.