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    Undefended Shore

    In 1942 American merchant ships up and down the Atlantic Coast were being relentlessly attacked by German U-boats. Why did the U.S. Navy secretly decide to leave them unprotected?...

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    Weapons Check | Martini-Henry Rifle

    The Martini-Henry has always been associated with British imperialism...

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    Hard Liquor, Easy Duty

    The 15th United States Infantry Regiment at Tientsin—”the Can Do Boys,” as they liked to be called—may have had a very martial-sounding motto, but they didn’t do much. They didn’t have to; they had the cushiest...

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    Poetry | The Fallen Volunteer

    A collection of Sorley’s poetry, Marlborough and Other Poems, was published posthumously in 1916. His last poem was discovered in his kit bag after his death....

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    Why Hitler Declared War on the United States

    Was it an irrational act? Hardly. Pearl Harbor merely gave him the excuse he had long been seeking.     WHEN NEWS OF THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR reached Germany, its leadership was absorbed by the crisis in its war...

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    Laws of War | The Murky Line

    What happens when civilian law and military law collide? An 1887 case helped to settle the question...

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    Why Weren’t We Warned?

    For America, the greatest single controversy of the Second World War has always been the attack on Pearl Harbor. The success of the Japanese assault seared the psyche of the nation. How, with the United States reading the highest-level...

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    Classic Dispatches | The Great Exodus

    Cowles detailed her experiences as a war correspondent in her first book, "Looking for Trouble," published in 1941, from which the narrative that follows is excerpted...

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    Artists | Sketches of War

    Victor Lundy is best known as a modernist architect. But a set of his old sketchbooks offers a vivid visual diary of life—and death—in wartime...

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    The American Rommel

    Major General John Wood Showed Patton and the rest of the high command how to fight a true lightning war.   THE HISTORIC FRENCH TOWN OF TROYES CONTROLLED an important stretch of the upper Seine River, so it was a likely spot for the...

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    Midway Betrayal

    Who blew the secret behind the U.S. Navy’s victory at Midway—and why?...

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    The Two Horsemen of the Revolution

    Casimir Pułaski and Michael Kováts, both immigrants, earned a place in history as “the fathers of the U.S. Cavalry"...

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    “Murderers of Koje-do!”

    In 1953, Communist POWs in a camp off the coast of South Korea proved that MacArthur was wrong: There is a substitute for victory.    FOR 40 YEARS OF THE COLD WAR, WHENEVER THE AMERICAN MILITARY actually fought a hot war of any...

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    Poetry | To Fight Another Day

    In 1913, after working as a correspondent for the Toronto Star during the Balkan Wars, Service—by then widely known as “The Bard of the Yukon”—moved to Paris. He was 41 when World War I broke out. Turned down for military service,...

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    The Bulge

    When the Germans broke through in the Ardennes, one Eisenhower decision saved the day for the Allies. But another prevented them from achieving total victory...

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    Bill, Willie, and Joe

    The artist made two dogfaces world-famous, and they did the same for him...