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  • World War II Magazine

    First Blood for the Army Rangers at Dieppe

    The attack on Dieppe was a fiasco. But it was where the U.S. Special Forces were born. The Allied landing at Dieppe on the coast of France in August 1942 is scarcely mentioned in most accounts of World War II. When it is, it is called a...

  • World War II Magazine

    Conversation: Leading the Way

    A conversation with John C. Raaen, Jr.: Raaen retired in 1979 as a U.S. Army Major General. Thirty-five years earlier, as a 22-year-old captain 17 months out of the U.S. Military Academy, he made his first amphibious landing under fire at...