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    WWII Review: Blazing Angels- Squadrons of WWII

    The first flight game to be released for Xbox 360, the squadron-based Blazing Angels focuses on the most intense air battles of the war. With graphics and visuals far superior to other flight games, Blazing Angels is a looker. But as the...

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    WWII Book Review: Cross of Iron

    Cross of Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German War Machine, 1918-1945 by John Mosier, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2006, $27.50 John Mosier is certainly one of the more prolific recent authors of military history books. In 2001 he...

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    WWII Book Review: Eisenhower- A Biography

    Eisenhower: A Biography by John Wukovits, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2006, $21.95 Dwight D. Eisenhower once described himself as “a cross between a one- time soldier, a pseudo-statesman, a jack-legged politician and a crooked...

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    A Very Important Prisoner

    Iwo Jima code clerk Taizo Sakai paid his captors back for sparing his life by revealing secrets about Japanese military activities elsewhere in the Pacific. Weeks after six young warriors planted Old Glory atop Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi...

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    Turnabout for the Soviets

    How the Soviets mastered the art of blitzkrieg and beat the Germans at their own game. The Soviet Union’s massive offensive against the Wehrmacht in the summer of 1944 was the death knell for the German army. When Operation Bagration...

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    The Last Kamikaze

    When Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender, Admiral Matome Ugaki decided to lead one final mission. ‘My thoughts ran wild seeking ways to save the empire,” Admiral Matome Ugaki wrote in his diary on the last day of 1944....

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    VIDEO: 1941 Guam Bombing Survivor Remembers World War II Experience

    Irene Sgambelluri was eleven years old, and living in Guam, when Japanese forces assaulted the area hours after bombing Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Sgambelluri spoke with HistoryNet about the attack and the aftermath.    ...

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    WWII Letter from the Editor- March 2007

    The Prisoner Dilemma Major General Fred Haynes is a Marine’s Marine. During the battle for Iwo Jima, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal as a captain in the 28th Marines, the regiment that planted Old Glory on Mount Suribachi on...

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    Japan’s ‘Suicide Gun’

    The Nambu Type 94 Shiki Kenju 8mm pistol was the worst military small arm of World War II. There are many contenders for the honor of World War II’s best infantry weapon. Nazi Germany had the fearsome MG42 light machine gun, capable of...

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    The Devil’s Advocate

    Hitler’s legal adviser claimed to love the law— but was devoted to a leader who despised it.  Something startling was happening in Bavaria on June 30, 1934. According to reports reaching Bavarian justice minister Hans Frank,...

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    Eight Days

    For those at home, war occasionally made for short marriages and long memories. Sometimes when I look at the old black-and-white photo from my wedding in June 1943, it’s as though the people in it are strangers. Was the young woman in...

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    Putting in a Little Overtime

    The 38th Engineers embark on an ‘endless’ 90-day tour. Comparisons of the 38th Regimental Combat Team to the unfortunate crew and passengers of the SS Minnow (the ill-fated tour boat from the 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island,...

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    WWII Today- March 2007

    Rashomon Atop Mount Suribachi Sometimes history really is in the eye of the beholder. A new look at Leatherneck photographer Louis Lowery’s series of images from the first flag raising on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi suggests that John...

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    WWII Review: Panzer Command- Operation Winterstorm

    In contrast to most strategy-based war games, which are played in real-time, Panzer Command: Operation Winterstorm is more like a chess match. Opposing players issue orders simultaneously during a pause in the action and then watch the...

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    WWII Review: Indigénes (Days of Glory)

    Indigénes (Days of Glory) a film by Rachid Bouchareb, released by The Weinstein Company Think of Days of Glory, the previously untold story of French colonial troops in World War II and an  Oscar contender for Best Foreign Film, as a...

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    WWII Book Review: No One Ever Asked Me

    No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier by Hollis D. Stabler, edited by Victoria Smith, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2006, $24.95 Hollis D. Stabler splashed ashore with the 2nd Armored Division...