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    Heist in Cherbourg

    How Israel’s cool-hand naval commandos stole five missile boats from a French shipyard—on Christmas Eve. When France imposed an arms embargo on Israel on the eve of the June 1967 Six-Day War, it marked an end to the Franco-Israeli...


    Semmes and Alabama: A Peerless Duo

    It was September 5, 1862, and Captain Abraham Osborn Jr. was having an especially good day. Two months out of Martha’s Vineyard, the rangy commander of the Yankee whaling bark Ocmulgee had just killed a huge sperm whale off the Azores....