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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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    Pirates of the Aegean

    The Levant Schooner Flotilla, a tiny special forces unit, waged an obscure but merciless campaign across the eastern Mediterranean. Just after midnight on April 22, 1944, two wooden fishing boats and a motor launch landed noiselessly on...

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    Death of an Army

    Surrounded by Germans and betrayed by its own commander, Russia’s 2nd Shock Army vanished from the battlefield, and from the history books. WHEN RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN I. I. Kalabin looked back on the last days of the 2nd Shock Army, his...

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    Racing for His Life—and His County’s: Conversation with Aili McConnon

    IN 1938, GINO BARTALI won the Tour de France, becoming an Italian idol. Ten years later, the 34-year-old Tuscan beat long odds to do it again—a triumph that helped heal his divided nation. In between, he was a courier for a resistance...

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    Reading List: Madeleine K. Albright

    Prague In the Shadow of the Swastika: A History of the German Occupation 1939–1945 Callum MacDonald and Jan Kaplan (1995) “The story of the occupation of Prague, told in spare prose accompanied by an abundance of startling photographs....

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    WWII Today- October 2012

    Hitler Feared Failure As Early As April 1942, Wartime Analyst Concluded Adolf Hitler was sounding like a beaten man as early as April 1942, according to a recently uncovered British intelligence report. A British analyst, psychiatrist John...

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    World War II- Letters from Readers October 2012

    Rising Satisfaction I READ WITH GREAT INTEREST your article “Revolt…and Betrayal” in the May/June issue. My in-laws are Polish and I have heard stories about the Resistance and the August Rising for many years; my mother-in-law was a...

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    WWII Book Reviews: Becoming Clementine and Promoting the War Effort

    Becoming Clementine By Jennifer Niven. 368 pp. Plume, 2012. $15. In 2009’s bestselling novel and Emmy- winning film, Velva Jean learned to drive. In her next adventure, she learned to fly and, after Pearl Harbor, joined the Women...

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    WWII Model Kit: Russia’s ChTZ S-65 Tractor

    The Soviets greatly relied on tractors to transport heavy artillery and mortars across the battlefield. The most ominous of these was the ChTZ S-65 Stalinetz, “Sons of Stalin,” which was built in the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. Founded...

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    WWII Game Review: Condemned Heroes

    Since the first was released in 2009, the series has Men of War installment become a favorite of World War II fiends in search of exceptionally challenging strategy games. Returning fans will be pleased that the latest chapter, Condemned...

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    WWII Book Review: Islands of Destiny

    Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun  By John Prados. 416 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2012. $26.95.  Move over, Midway. John Prados wants to bump the famed naval battle from its vaunted spot as the...

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    WWII TV Review: Narrow Escapes of WWII

    Narrow Escapes of WWII  Military Channel 13 episodes, now airing  The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was one of the U.S. Army’s few African American frontline units, though its officers were white. But officers and men alike...

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    WWII Book Review: Why Germany Nearly Won

    Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe By Steven D. Mercatante. 408 pp. Praeger, 2012. $58. This book’s title doesn’t adequately describe the ambitions of the author. Steven D. Mercatante goes beyond...

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    WWII Book Review: September Hope

    September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far By John C. McManus. 512 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2012. $27.95. Cornelius Ryan’s classic book A Bridge Too Far dominates the historical landscape of Operation Market Garden, just as in fall...

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    A Bridge Enough: No Mercy at Nijmegen

    When a teenage paratrooper landed on Dutch soil as part of Operation Market Garden, his dreams of combat collided with bloody reality. When I heard the 82nd Airborne would be jumping into Holland, I was relieved. It was September 1944....

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    Heavier Metal at Tarawa

    When the Marines hit Tarawa, the punch included Sherman medium tanks—a Pacific Theater first. The battle for Tarawa marked not only the start of the Central Pacific Campaign but also the debut of Marine Corps medium tanks in the Pacific....

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    The Reading List: John Prados

    Many a passion and many a career start with a good book. With that in mind, we asked a leading historian to look back at the World War II histories that were most meaningful to him as a boy. D-Day: The Sixth of June, 1944 David Howarth...