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    The Battle for Baikal

    In 1918 the Czecho-Slovak Legion found itself fighting the Red Army in Siberia for control of the world’s deepest lake. One of the most spectacular yet little-known stories of World War I and the Russian Revolution is the epic journey of...

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    The Plot to Kidnap Washington

    In 1780 two British military officers planned a mission that could have changed the course of history. In February 1780 Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, the interim commander in chief of British forces in the New York area, and...

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    D-Day Revisited

    The author, laden with oral-history transcripts, spent a summer in Normandy studying the battle that marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.   AS PART OF THE RESEARCH for a book I am writing about D-Day, timed for the...

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    D-Day Through a German Lens

    As the Allies prepared for the Normandy invasion, what was the enemy thinking? We’ve all had the unhappy experience: the guests who wouldn’t leave. They show up unexpectedly and you scramble to respond, whipping together whatever food...

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    The Invasion of Cuba

    The greatest short-term mobilization since World War II took place during the missile crisis of 1962. The plans to take the island are revealed here for the first time.   Most published accounts and studies of the Cuban Missile Crisis...

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    Fertile Blood

    Medical progress, bought at the enormous cost of human lives, may be the most lasting and vital benefit of war.   “I am badly injured, Doctor; I fear I am dying… I think the wound in my shoulder is still bleeding.”...

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    The Man Who Saved Korea

    Matthew B. Ridgway, who brought a beaten Eighth Army back from disaster in 1951, was a thinking—and fighting—man’s soldier.   IF YOU ASKED A GROUP OF AVERAGE AMERICANS to name the greatest American general of the twentieth...

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    Interview: Author James Morgan on the Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards...

    Author James A. Morgan, III discusses his new book, A Little Short of Boats: The Battles of Ball’s Bluff & Edwards Ferry, October 21-22, 1861. ...

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    Outer Limits of Armor

    Eccentric solo inventor J. Walter Christie designed vehicles like no others. But his oddball designs influenced some of the 20th century’s best tanks. ...

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    Breaking the Gustav Line

    In 1943 General Alphonse Juin and his Corps Expéditionnaire Français showed the Allies how to win a fight in the mountains...

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    Over the Hump

    In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ brand-new Air Transport Command began running the most audacious airlift of World War II: flying “the Hump” over the foothills of the Himalayas   ON AUGUST 2, 1943, CBS WAR...

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    How Napoleon Lost Paris

    In early March 1814, Napoleon was outmaneuvered at Laon, France, by Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher’s Allied army, leaving the capital city of Paris unprotected   IN EARLY NOVEMBER 1813, several weeks after his crushing defeat...

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    The Spoils of War

    How American wartime cargo inspired cults in the Solomon Islands after World War II...

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    Nathanael Greene’s Steeplechase in the Carolinas, 1781

    When Nathanael Greene and Charles Cornwallis finally clashed at Guilford Courthouse, Cornwallis had bayonets and discipline. Greene had a surprise—and a war-winning strategy...

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    Experience: On the Ground in Hiroshima, August 6, 1945

    Dr. Hachiya was at home and awake early on a morning that was “still, warm, and beautiful,” as he wrote in the daily diary he kept. At the time, he was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital, and as befits the trained...

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    The War List: The Plagues of War

    Diseases that affected the fates of nations...