IN HIS CLASSIC 1959 book, The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle, philosopher and World War II veteran J. Glenn Gray observed that war is visually fascinating. Director François Truffaut...
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) opens with the fortuitous meeting of three veterans returning to Boone City, their hometown. They are making the journey in the nose of a B-17 bomber. The oldest,...
The next time you’re talking war movie trivia with friends, ask, “Who is the hero in Sands of Iwo Jima?” Almost inevitably, someone will say, “John Wayne.” Or perhaps...
A second European war might have been inevitable from the start.
Without the mass-production of penicillin, thousands of personnel escaped death or amputation.
An Allied failure would have made a second invasion of northwestern Europe unlikely.
The battleship might have severely harried the British war effort.
Would Germany have set a peaceful course?
Capturing Moscow in 1941 might have negatively affected the Germans.
The impact Churchill’s image had on the postwar world would have been altered.
The man who had a potential to be the world’s greatest atomic physicist could have tipped power into Germany's favor.
How a Nazi superweapon might have altered the course of the war.
The victory might not have been as sweet as the actual 1944 invasion.
Was the invasion really “an indispensable preliminary to full-scale operations,” as Churchill dubbed it?
No number of errors in mobilization could have throttled the increase in U.S. production, but serious blunders were still possible.
How the Pacific War would change with an American victory.