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  • Fire for Effect

    Tiso in the Wolf’s Lair

    Last time out we began a discussion of a seemingly insignificant event. Near the end of May 1944, Monsignor Jozef Tiso, the wartime leader of Slovakia, paid a visit to Adolf Hitler at the latter’s headquarters in East...

  • Fire for Effect

    Deception

    Last time out we discussed an Allied deception operation called Starkey. Designed to simulate a landing in the Pas de Calais in 1943, and thus to draw off German strength from Italy (where the Allies actually were landing at the moment),...

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    Kharkov 1943: The Wehrmacht’s Last Victory

    Erich von Manstein gave the Wehrmacht a comeback but couldn't change its fate...

  • Fire for Effect

    Diversion

    It’s a familiar figure of speech: “What if they gave a war, and no one came?” I am old enough to recognize this slogan. I was born in 1958, the youngest of five, with my older siblings in college. I grew up during the...

  • Fire for Effect

    Why Anvil Gets No Respect

    Last time out, I wrote about a forgotten campaign: the Allied landing in the south of France in August 1944. The planners first called it Operation Anvil, then renamed it Dragoon just days before it took place. By any accounting, it should...

  • Fire for Effect

    No Respect

    Life isn’t fair, and neither is history. Indeed, some historical events—no matter how vast or significant—seem destined to be forgotten. And World War II is full of them. Let’s say you are launching a complex...

  • Fire for Effect

    Typo

    I am all thumbs. Put me at a computer keyboard, and I am trouble. I am the lord of the typo. Put my on an iPhone and things get exponentially worse. Put me on an iPhone with that quaint function known as autocorrect, and I am capable of...

  • World War II

    Torpedo Junction

    In the battle for Guadalcanal, Imperial submarines ruled the sea—until rigid doctrine dragged them down....

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    Ridgway: Iron Man at the Front

    Acts of great courage in war aren’t limited to the battlefield. One little-known incident during World War II defined Major General Matthew B. Ridgway as a commander of unrivaled courage when he laid his career on the line at a...

  • World War II Time Travel

    Time Travel: Normandy’s Contested Landing Beaches

      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 paratroopers dropped into the night ahead of the long-expected...

  • World War II Weapons Manual

    Germany’s He111 Medium Bomber

      Click for larger image. To see past Weapons Manuals by Max Gadney, click here. This infographic originally appeared in the January/February issue of World War II magazine.    ...

  • World War II Conversations

    Conversation with Matthew Brzezinski

    ‘Writing this book,” Matthew Brzezinski declares, “made me grasp the horrors of the situation’s choices.” The “situation” is the Nazi-ruled Warsaw Ghetto, portrayed with gritty detail in...

  • Franklin Roosevelt, World War II 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 Massa-chusetts and Washington, D.C. A major reason for his defeat...

  • World War II Their Darkest Hour

    No Regrets

    Of all the places I’ve been, the port of Archangel in the north of Russia is the least romantic. The climate is terrible—cold and dank most of the year—and ships lie rusting in the harbor. From the drunks on the street to...

  • Battle Films, World War II

    What If the Omaha Beach Landing Had Failed?

    An Allied failure would have made a second invasion of northwestern Europe unlikely....

  • Fire for Effect

    Oh What a Lucky Man, III

    The theme of this column lately has been the way that Americans are keeping alive the memory of World War II. The results are in, and the verdict is "wow!" The recent exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston entitled...