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  • Film Recon

    FILM RECON Interview: Fionn Whitehead on “Dunkirk”

    Fionn Whitehead, 19, acted on stage and in a miniseries before Christopher Nolan selected him for the lead role in Dunkirk. He spoke to Senior Editor Paraag Shukla of World War II magazine about the film, which...

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    FILM RECON Interview: Jack Lowden on “Dunkirk”

    Jack Lowden, 27, is a successful and award-winning actor. Prior to being cast as a Royal Air Force pilot in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Lowden performed on stage as well as in television and film projects. He...

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    FILM RECON Interview: Mark Rylance on “Dunkirk”

    Mark Rylance, 57, is a well-respected actor, theatre director, and playwright. Known for acclaimed performances on stage and screen, he won an Academy Award and BAFTA Award in 2015 for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s...

  • Military History Magazine

    Great Scot at Waterloo

    George Drummond Graeme was the last man standing at La Haye Sainte farmhouse during the epic 1815 battle. Just off the N5 highway connecting the Belgian cities of Charleroi and Brussels stands La Haye Sainte, a privately owned farm complex...

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    Rome’s Parthian War, A.D. 161-166

    Old enemies battled in the ancient Middle East. Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned A.D. 138-161) made sure his heirs stayed in Rome under his watchful eye. Thus both of his adoptive sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, achieved...

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    What Next, General? Rotmistrov at the Korsun Pocket, 1944

    As a World War II Red Army general, YOU must lead an attack to encircle German defenders in a crucial East Front battle. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third installment in our trilogy of What Next, General? interactive articles in which we...

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    You Command Solution: Battle of Kohima, 1944

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #53, November 2012 issue. The November 2012 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Battle of Kohima, 1944.” This CDG placed readers in the role of...

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    You Command: Spanish Blue Division in Russia, 1943

    YOU command a regiment of Spanish volunteers fighting for Germany against a powerful Red Army attack. The German army did not fight alone against the Red Army on World War II’s vast Eastern Front. Fighting alongside the Wehrmacht were...

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    Interactive: Civil War Infantry Attack, 1863

    Choose the correct plan for a Union infantry company attacking Confederate defenders. You are Union Army Captain Samuel Marks, commander of Company C, 18th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Your unit, mainly composed of combat experienced...

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    War and Peace: 2013 and Beyond

    What readers must know about the global strategic situation. EDITOR’S NOTE: Author John Sutherland is a senior operations and intelligence analyst whose influential articles include the widely acclaimed “iGuerrilla: The New Model...

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    Remagen: Bridge to Victory

    American GIs seized a bridge over the Rhine River to “kick in the door” to the Reich, paving the way for the final downfall of Nazi Germany. Karl Heinz Timmermann was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 19, 1922. Just short of 23...

  • HistoryNet

    Patton in World War I

    George Patton’s famed genius for war first appeared in 1918 on the battlefields of France. GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S fame rests primarily on his deeds on the battlefields of World War II: the Operation Torch landings in North Africa in...

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    Japan’s “Stealth” Kamikazes

    Deadly suicide attacks by obsolete wooden biplanes threatened to defeat state-of-the-art U.S. radar and gunnery. The carnage was frightful. During the prolonged April-June 1945 fighting in the invasion and capture of Okinawa – the...

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    The Andersonville Trial, 1865

    Was Confederate Captain Henry Wirz America’s first war criminal, or was he merely a scapegoat? Captain Henry Wirz, a Swiss citizen and Confederate officer during the American Civil War, was commandant of the infamous Andersonville Prison...

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    The Devil’s Agreement

    Through the 1939 Nazi-Soviet Pact, cynical dictators paved the way for World War II in Europe. In Moscow’s Kremlin late on Au- gust 23, 1939, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin stood in the background beaming proudly as his foreign...

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    Tuskegee Airmen, 1941-45

    The first African-American U.S. fighter pilots not only destroyed Nazi planes but also shattered racial stereotype. By the beginning of World War II, African-Americans had fought in the United States’ wars since the American Revolution....