Table of Contents – May 2009 – World War II

FEATURES


Cover Story
Long Shadow
A ferocious but little-known Japanese-Soviet battle in Outer Mongolia shaped the world war to come
Stuart D. Goldman
26

The Art of the Double Cross
Pairing up Enigma decrypts with a network of spies, Britain pitted Germany against itself
Stephen Budiansky
38

Portfolio
Clever Counterfeits
The Allies and Axis alike tried to dupe each other with fake weapons and landscapes
46

The Third Reich, at Length
A definitive 12,000-age history takes an unblinking look at Nazi Germany
Dennis Showalter
52

Soldiers of Fortune
In 1945, three American officers smuggled jewels from a German castle. Were they spoils of war, or evidence of a crime?
Stephen Harding
56

Weapons Manual
The Browning Battlefield
As infantry tactics evolved, so did the standard American machine gun
Max Gadney
64

DEPARTMENTS

Mail
7

World War II Today
Polish leader’s death investigated; Patton at rest; Mengele’s Brazilian twins
8

War Letters
An American pilot witnesses the unimaginable just after the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp
Andrew Carroll
15

Conversation
Andrew Roberts on how Roosevelt, Churchill, George C. Marshall, and Alan Brooke won the war
Gene Santoro
18

Unknown Soldiers
The man who invented the K ration
Stephen Budiansky
21

Time Travel
In Chicago, a beautifully preserved German U-boat tells its wartime story
Caitlin Newman
22

Reviews
Battle of Britain redux; Defiance; Capra at war
67

What If…
…Churchill hadn’t tamed his "black dog"?
Mark Grimsley
75

Challenge
A polka-dotted bomber
79

Pinup
80

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