Count Lucanus von Mannerheim of Das Vampir Korps. (I accidentally wrote "Vampyr" on it) Nicknamed "Count von Toten," "Count of the Dead," Mannerheim served in the elite Vampyr Korps in WWII and helped track down numerous vampires throughout the USSR. However, once the war ended, he was left stranded in Russia, where he and his men succumbed to vampirism and lycanism. Years later, during the warmest part of the Cold War, an elite group of Catholic soldiers from the Vatican, known as "Blackwater," tracked him down. The USSR, having many vampires, including Lenin and Stalin, helped Mannerheim out, and thus, a secret war began.
From my monster pulp fiction stories, inspired by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Black Ops. To read the first story, go here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5052
I'll keep advancing it through the ages, making a secret war between religion and monsters the "real" causes for various historical events. It's basically camp, but in a good way.