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World War II magazine is about the leaders, battles, weapons & men who fought in history’s greatest conflict. Our magazine utilizes dramatic photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps and graphics to bring to life the stories of famous leaders and unsung men and women, the stories of battles and weapons in the world’s greatest conflict.




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    Plot Against a Pilot?

    Werner Goering was a skilled B-17 commander, but his family background became a security issue in this strange tale of loyalty to crew and country. On November 21, 1944, a young U.S. Army Air Forces first lieutenant named Werner Goering...

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    Revolt and Betrayal- Warsaw

    The 1944 Warsaw Rising was a courageous insurrection turned disaster when the Soviets showed as much contempt for the Poles as the Nazis did. On an unseasonably wet and chilly summer afternoon in 1944, Warsaw was in a state of nervous...

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    WWII Today- June 2012

    Outcasts No Longer Anywhere else they might have been heroes—the 5,000 Irish soldiers who volunteered to join British and American forces fighting Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. They landed at Normandy, liberated the Bergen-Belsen...

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    World War II- Letters from Readers June 2012

    Honored Warriors YOUR NOVEMBER/December article “American Samurai” was a great tribute to our 442nd Infantry Regimental Com bat Team. The photographs were new to me—would love to have a few for my collection. The timing of the...

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    WWII Model Review: Bishop 25 Pounder Self-Propelled Artillery

    When the British Army faced off against the Germans in North Africa’s western desert, they were very much surprised and impressed by the enemy’s use of mobile artillery. Desperate to keep up, the British looked for a fix to their...

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    WWII DVD Review: Red Tails

    Red Tails (PG-13)  Directed by Anthony Hemingway. 120 minutes.  During World War II, African American military pilots fought bigotry from their own country and fought Axis aggressors overseas to prove themselves worthy of their...

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    FDR’s China Syndrome

    The Asian giant had a powerful hold on the president’s imagination— one that shaped his wartime policy for the worse. Tourists trudging through the Roosevelt family seat in Hyde Park, New York, pass by Ming vases, a dinner gong, and...

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    First Strike Against Japan

    Long before the United States entered the war, an American aviator hatched a brazen scheme—which President Roosevelt authorized—to preemptively attack Japan. Claire Chennault wanted to bomb Japan. Using B-17 bombers flying from Chinese...

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    WWII Today- August 2012

    Eisenhower Family Opposes Grand Memorial Design for a ‘Modest’ Man What sounded at first like a dream match-up—a renowned architect designing a memorial to a beloved president and war hero—has descended into a nasty spat over the...

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    World War II- Letters from Readers August 2012

    Celebrity Cutthroats “CUTTHROAT BUSINESS” in the March/ April issue prompts me to wonder if the miscellaneous “uniforms” and lack of rank insignia worn by the Alaska Scouts was the remote ancestor of the later Delta Force practice...

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    WWII Fiction Review-October 2012

    Mission to Paris By Alan Furst. 272 pp. Random House, 2012. $27. It’s 1938, and Viennese-born Hollywood film star Frederic Stahl arrives in Paris to make a movie. He soon discovers that a secret Nazi propaganda bureau, aiming at...

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    WWII Model Review: Finnish Assault Gun BT-42

    During the war, the Finnish army found itself in a desperate struggle against an increasingly better-equipped Soviet army. The Finns had to make do with a large number of captured tanks, most of them lightly armored and lightly armed. In...

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    WWII TV Review: Secret War

    Secret War: The Secret Agents Who Set Europe Ablaze 13 episodes on 4 DVDs, $79.99. Without their edge in espionage, the Allies would have struggled—at best—to win the war. One of Churchill’s first acts as prime minister was to form...

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    WWII Museum Review: The Roosevelts

    The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Hyde Park, NewYork.Through June 30, 2013.  While the museum at the exquisite Springwood estate on the Hudson River undergoes extensive...

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    WWII DVD Review: The War

    The War Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 900 minutes on 6 discs. $99.99. This Emmy-winning series, an America-centric epic tracking individual tales with pungency and poignancy, is now available on Bluray. Upgrades to this format can...

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    WWII Book Review: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King

    The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King:  The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea By Walter R. Borneman. 576 pp. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. $29.99. This remarkable quartet of five-star American naval leaders deserves...