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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: Germany and the Axis Powers

    Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse by Richard L. DiNardo, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2006, $34.95 World War II was a coalition war that pitted the Axis powers against what Winston Churchill labeled the...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Why Hitler Declared War on the United States

    Was it an irrational act? Hardly. Pearl Harbor merely gave him the excuse he had long been seeking.     WHEN NEWS OF THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR reached Germany, its leadership was absorbed by the crisis in its war...

  • MHQ Magazine

    D-Day Revisited

    The author, laden with oral-history transcripts, spent a summer in Normandy studying the battle that marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.   AS PART OF THE RESEARCH for a book I am writing about D-Day, timed for the...

  • HistoryNet

    The Indian National Army,1942-45

    Thousands of soldiers from Britain’s “Jewel in the Crown” colony fought for the Japanese against British forces. Perhaps more than any other conflict, World War II produced some unusual military formations that defied easy...

  • Military History Magazine

    Enemy of My Enemy

    In the quest for India’s independence, one fervent nationalist made a pact with the Axis to overthrow the British Raj. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Aug. 18, 1945, a Mitsubishi Ki-21 twin-engine bomber turned transport of the Imperial Japanese...