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World War II: August 1997 From the Editor

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie warned the League of Nations of the dangers of appeasement.While Joseph Avenol may have contributed covertly to the eventual demise of the...
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World War II:March 1997 From the Editor

The embattled Mediterranean island of Maltabecame a symbol of defiance as it endured a rain of Axis bombs. Within six hours of the Italian declaration of war against Great...
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World War II:February 1997 From the Editor

Several American aces made the transition from propeller aircraft to jets and added to their victory totals in Korea.While the accomplishments of many of the great German aces of World War II who flew both...
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USS Batfish on Patrol

On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.
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World War II: July 1997 From the Editor

Seven long-overdue Medals of Honor are testaments to the heroism of African-American veterans. On November 16, 1944, Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers was in the thick of a...
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World War II:May 1997 From the Editor

Two crucial battles in 1942 marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific. The spring of 1942 was not one of optimism for the Allies facing the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific Theater of Operations....
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World War II: September 1996 From the Editor

The roster of atrocities committed by the Japanese armed forces in World War II contradicted the nation's official position. On the eve of World War II, the Japanese nation not only had reached a political...
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World War II: September 1996 Letters

JAPANESE WAR CRIMESRegarding the interesting article in the September, 1996 issue,"Justice Under the Sun." I think there is a minor error.General Homma died by firing squad, not by hanging, as I...