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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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    Spying by the Numbers: Conversation with Mary Blakemore Johnston

    “Women served in all our country’s wars as nurses; why not in other jobs?” That’s what college senior Mary Blakemore asked herself in late 1942, when her father, a World War I veteran, told her about the Women’s Army...

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    WWII Today- August 2014

    SS Chieftain’s Private Letters Revealed “I am off to Auschwitz. Kisses, your Heini.” Heinrich Himmler’s private correspondence, published in January by newspapers Die Welt in Germany and Yedioth Ahronoth in Israel, show the...

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    Reading List: Pat Buchanan

    Missed Chances: Britain and Europe in the Twentieth Century Roy Denman (1996) “At the opening of the 20th century, Denman writes, ‘Britain, as the center of the biggest empire in the world, was at the zenith of her power and...

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    Letters from Readers- World War II August 2014

    Films of the FBI Twelve O’Clock High, as Mark Grimsley noted in his insightful article (“The Moral World of Twelve O’Clock High,” March/ April 2014), is indeed used as a training tool by many, including the FBI. For years, and...

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    Book Review: Evans Carlson, Marine Raider

    Evans Carlson, Marine Raider: The Man Who Commanded America’s First Special Forces By Duane Schultz. 256 pp. Westholme, 2014. $26. General Jimmy Doolittle said his toughest leadership challenges were deciding which mavericks to protect,...

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    Review: Red Devils- Board Game

    RED DEVILS By Lost Battalion Games. Ages 12 and up, 2013. $89.95. Before the rise of the computer game in the 1980s, an armchair general looking to strut his stuff found his theater in board games. Military board games haven’t entirely...

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    DVD Review: 4-4-43

    4-4-43: Lieutenant Colonel William Dyess and the Greatest Story of the War in the Pacific Directed by John D. Lukacs and Tim Gray. 60 minutes. DVD, 2014. $20. On the date that serves as this film’s title, 10 American POWs and two...

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    Book Review: WWII Coffee Table Books

    HITLER’S WAR: World War II as Portrayed by Signal, the International Nazi Propaganda Magazine By Jeremy Harwood. 224 pp. Zenith, 2014. $25. The biweekly Wehrmacht magazine was sleek and glossy and full of arresting photos and...

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    Book Review: Hiroshima Nagasaki

    HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath By Paul Ham. 640 pp. St. Martin’s, 2014. $35. Sometimes revisionist history is a revelation; sometimes it’s mere sensationalism. Unfortunately, this book is...

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    The Curious Case of the Turncoat Navigator

    As time was running out, something happened on Mindanao…but what? IN AUGUST 1945, despite their hopeless military situation, many Imperial Japanese Army units fought on. On the Philippine island of Mindanao, the 100th Division, commanded...

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    Invisible Coup: A Failed Attempt to Assassinate Hitler

    Though a notorious scheme to kill Hitler failed, the plot had stunning—if brief— success in Paris. Paris was stuffy that day in late July 1944. Overhead, thunder cracked. Colonel Eberhard Finckh, deputy chief of General Staff West, was...

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    Profiles in Cold Steel: The Making of Tanks

    In making tanks, countries revealed their national personalities—and sealed their fates. Elusive Insights on Factory Floors TANKS HAVE LONG BEEN A FAVORITE topic of World War II history—the “gateway drug” for many lifelong students...

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    The High Price of Valor: Sam Dealey

    Submariner Sam Dealey achieved the hunter-killer ideal, but success at sea cost him his life. The pinging started in at 5:32 a.m. on August 24, 1944, a signal to two U.S. Navy submarines lying outside Dasol Bay on Luzon that enemy vessels...

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    Time Travel: Target Berlin

    IT’S EARLY APRIL, and Berlin’s Humboldthain Park is in full bloom. Wide paths run beneath leafy trees, kids play in grassy meadows, and couples sit on benches watching the world go by. At the park’s northern end, between a public...

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    WWII Today- October 2014

     Putin Plays the Great Patriotic War Card Vladimir Putin had not even been born in 1945 when the Red Army stormed into Berlin, but his rhetoric suggests otherwise. During his 2014 campaign to annex Crimea and harass Ukraine, the Russian...

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    Finding Humor in Hell: Conversation with Peter Jorgensen

    COPENHAGEN, winter 1945: Peter Jorgensen, 18, is a Danish boy scout and Resistance worker whom the Gestapo arrests along with other members of his cell. After days of torture, their captors stuff the Danes into cattle cars and send them to...