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    MHQ Letters from Readers- Summer 2012

    In Defense of FDR Thank you for Joseph E. Persico’s excellent article “Did Roosevelt Doom Us to a Longer War?” Spring 2012. In all the “what ifs” of World War II, the timing of the Allied invasion of France still generates...

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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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    Napoleon’s Desert Storm

    Why Western armies win battles— but not wars—in the Muslim world. Crimson and azure robes embroidered with silver and gold flashed in the hot Egyptian sun as 7,000 Mamluk cavalry trotted toward the invaders, Napoleon Bonaparte’s Army...

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    Behind the Lines: Born of Blood and Compassion

    A witness to the carnage of a Crimean War battle founds the Red Cross. Sometime during the sweltering day of June 24, 1859, Jean Henri Dunant inadvertently stumbled into the crevasse of horror created by one of the great battles of the...

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    Experience: Life on an Ironclad

    A Union sailor’s letters describe his posting at Richmond’s naval front and the Confederacy’s final days. The story of the common soldier in the American Civil War is well known. Less familiar are narratives of the common sailor’s...

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    Unknown Soldier: Georgia’s Renaissance Man

    A boy king vanquished the Turks and ushered in a golden age. In the late 11th century, the European nation-state of Georgia was on the brink of annihilation. Over the previous century Seljuk Turks had invaded and annexed much of the...

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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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    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...

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    A Short History of United Nations Peacekeeping

    For more than four decades, the Blue Helmets have carved out an impressive, and often overlooked, role for themselves monitoring cease-fire agreements, disarming rebel groups, and preserving law and order in troubled lands. The decrepit...

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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...