Table of Contents – December 2007 – World War II

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Christmas in Wartime
By Stanley Weintraub
Amid separation and loss, the holidays took on new meaning for soldiers and families alike.

A World War II Christmas Album
Packages from home, really bad Santas, and war as usual.

Rangers at Dieppe
By Jim DeFelice
For U.S. Special Forces, the 1942 debacle was their baptism by fire.

Precursor to Pearl?
By Richard P. Hallion
Britain’s audacious 1940 air raid at Taranto foreshadowed the Japanese strike a year later.

The Not-So-Great Escape: German POWs in the U.S. during WWII
By Ronald H. Bailey
The Nazi POW breakout in?Arizona was daring—and farcical.

Radar vs. U-boats
By Max Gadney
New detection methods tipped the Battle of the Atlantic.



WWII Today
Positive ID on the famous Times Square kisser; finding the USS Grunion; what makes a hero; overly enthusiastic SS reenactors

Conversation with Michael J. Neufeld
A hard look at Nazi rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun

Unknown Soldiers
The modern Mata Hari who proved
the adage about love and war
By Stephen Budiansky

Time Travel
Where the A-bomb was born
By Johnny D. Boggs

War Letters
A sailor’s poignant Christmas gift
By Andrew Carroll

Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Marshall; Hitler’s Olympics; Hiroshima DVD

What did this spider do for the war effort?

What If
…America hadn’t taken Iwo Jima?
By Mark Grimsley

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German Submarine U-505 Crewmember Hans Goebeler Recalls Being Captured During World War II>

Joseph Stilwell’s Escape from Burma During World War II

Pearl Harbor Attack: Lieutenant Lawrence Ruff Survived the Attack Aboard the USS Nevada<

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