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    Artists | Threads of History

    A Portuguese king sought to glorify his military exploits through the art of tapestry ...

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    Belleau Wood: One Man’s Initiation

    Thomas entered the wood a promising noncommissioned officer, he left it a proven leader, who would someday rise to the highest echelons of the U.S. Marine Corps...

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    Weapons Check | MG 42

    Few firearms in history have achieved the notoriety of the Maschinengewehr 42, a general-purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II. ...

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    Experience | On the Trail of the Indians

    “I was soon alongside of the chap who had wounded me. Raising myself in the strirrups, I shot him through the head.”   YEARS BEFORE HE WOULD BE KNOWN TO MILLIONS of Americans simply as “Buffalo Bill,” William F. Cody...

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    Truman Fires MacArthur

    Harry S. Truman’s distinguished biographer recounts events surrounding the headline that stunned the world...

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    Laws of War: Founding Fathers

    Hugo Grotius and Emmerich de Vattel laid the intellectual groundwork for the modern concept of lawful warfare...

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    Laws of War | The Trial of Thomas Knox

    In 1863 a veteran newspaper correspondent defied a Union general’s order. He was court-martialed for the transgression.   IN LATE DECEMBER 1862, MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN opened the campaign to capture the fortified...

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    Death and Life at Three-Pagoda Pass

    The author, who spent almost four years as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II, asks a question that may have only partial answers: Why do men survive?...

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    Churchill’s Improbable Army

    In 1914 Winston Churchill created the Royal Naval Division, whose men would fight as infantry in some of the fiercest battles of World War I...

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    Germany’s Lion of the Defensive

    As the Allies battled Germany during World War I, Colonel Fritz von Lossberg emerged as one of their most formidable—and fearsome—adversaries...

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    They Can’t Realize the Change Aviation Has Made

    Charles A. Lindbergh was convinced that the airplane gave the Nazis an unbeatable edge. His fears set the tone—and the terms—of the war debate in America...

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    A U-Boat’s U-Turn

    In 1916 a German “merchant” submarine suddenly popped up in Baltimore. It went on to sink 43 Allied ships during World War I.   AS THE FOG LIFTED JUST AFTER DAWN ON July 9, 1916, people along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay...

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    The Civil Warrior

    Through his pioneering histories of the Civil War, it was said, Bruce Catton “made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace.”   IN 1923 A YOUNG REPORTER FOR THE CLEVELAND PLAIND DEALER set out to interview Civil...

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    Miracle on the Vistula

    Józef Piłsudski saved Poland by handing the Red Army one of its greatest defeats ever.   IN EARLY 1920, IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR I, Europe was desolate and bankrupt. President Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to insert the United States...

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    Women, Combat, and the Gender Line

    A secret World War II study proved that female soldiers were ready to serve under fire. Other nations made warriors of their women. Why did we? WOMEN WERE THE INVISIBLE COMBATANTS OF World War II. Hundreds of thousands fought—not as...

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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...