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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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    WWII Review: Whittle- The Jet Pioneer

    Whittle- The Jet Pioneer: His Race Against Time And The Nazis  Directed by Nicholas Jones. 71 minutes. Shelter Island, 2012. $24.98.  Jet engine-designer Sir Frank Whittle was  the quintessential lone British scientist:...

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    WWII Review: Apocalypse- Hitler

    Apocalypse: Hitler Directed by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle. 110 minutes. Entertainment One, 2012. $19.98. How did Adolf Hitler—failed art student, rootless drifter, just one of millions of unemployed ex-soldiers nursing a nagging...

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    Kneeling to Neptune

    On a journey from innocence to experience, a Marine and his buddies found a flash of levity in an ancient mariners’ ritual. IN WAR THERE ARE SOME LINES YOU CROSS AND some lines you don’t. Some of those lines you’ll come back across...

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    Defiance of the Lambs

    As Nazi propaganda proved increasingly hollow, scores of Germans anonymously vented their frustrations to the Reich’s top radio personality. In a modest apartment in a working-class district of Berlin, a metalworker at the Siemens cable...

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    Time Travel: Still Fighting in Normandy

    SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT on June 6, 1944, the sky above the Normandy market town of Sainte-Mère-Église quietly grew thick with billowing silk as American para troopers dropped into the night ahead of the long-expected Allied invasion of...

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    War Letters: A Young Pilot’s Surprising Political Leanings

    BRANDED A left-wing peacenik during his 1972 presidential campaign  against incumbent Richard M. Nixon, Senator George S. McGovern lost that race in a landslide, winning only Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. A major reason for his...

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    The Reading List: Maximilian R. H. Bunk

    Hitler: eine Biographie (English title: Hitler) Joachim Fest (1973) “Fest spent nearly five years asking how a WWI veteran with a weird biography could lead a highly cultured nation into barbarism. His answer is this masterpiece. If you...

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    WWII Today- February 2013

    Allies Buried Misgivings Over Katyn Killings, Papers Reveal The United States and Britain correctly suspected that the Soviet Union executed 22,000 Polish prisoners, many of them officers, in Katyn Forest, in April and May 1940—but kept...

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    Letters from Readers- World War II February 2013

    Cover Band THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER issue was brought to my attention by my sister, who recognized the cover photograph. It was taken just before 9 a.m. on June 15, 1944, on Saipan’s Charon Kanoa Beach. I was there, landing with the 2nd...

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    What If the United States Had Lost at Guadalcanal?

    ON AUGUST 7, 1942, elements of the U.S. 1st Marine Division storm ashore on Guadalcanal, an island 90 miles long and 25 miles wide in the Solomons Archipelago of the South Pacific Ocean. Their objective is an airfield that the Japanese are...

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    WWII Book Review: John C. Robinson

    John C. Robinson: Father of the Tuskegee Airmen By Phillip Thomas Tucker. 329 pp. Potomac Books, 2012. $29.95.  If only 18th-century adventure novelist Alexandre Dumas had been alive to pen the life story of John C. Robinson, he could...

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    WWII Book Review: Dogs of War, by Katherine Kinsolving

    Dogs of War: The Stories of FDR’s Fala, Patton’s Willie, and Ike’s Telek By Kathleen Kinsolving. 64 pp. WND Books, 2012. $19.99.  Three of the war’s most  prominent canines get their own profiles, complete with pictures,...

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    WWII Review: World of Warplanes

    Following the success of their free-to-play armored combat simulator World of Tanks, Wargaming.net is currently bringing to life World of Warplanes, the second entry in their series of mid- 20th-century vehicular combat titles. I recently...

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    WWII Book Review: Blackett’s War

    Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare By Stephen Budiansky. 336 pp. Knopf, 2013. $27.95. Admiral Karl Dönitz’s U-boats posed the single greatest threat to the Western Allies in...

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    The Avengers: The Doolittle Raid

    Four Doolittle Raiders recall the mission that rocked Japan. The first bombs, four 500-pound incendiary clusters, began tumbling down to Tokyo on Saturday, April 18, 1942, at precisely 12:20 p.m. While little is known of Sergeant Fred A....

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    ‘I Am Destiny’: Reporting on the Atom Bomb

    To scoop the world on the atomic bomb, a reporter vanished into the corridors of top-secret power In early May 1945, U.S. Army Major General Leslie R. Groves visited the New York Times offices on West 43rd Street to talk with managing...