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  • World War II Magazine

    Book Review: Divided on D-Day by Edward Gordon and David Ramsay

    Citing new research, authors Edward Gordon and David Ramsay expound on previous work detailing faults theater commanders' handling of the Normandy Invasion...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: Killing Rommel

    Killing Rommel: A Novel By Steven Pressfield. 320 pp. Doubleday, 2008. $24.95. The author of the best- selling Gates of Fire shifts fictional venues from the ancient world to the modern and scores a winner. Combining the meticulous...

  • World War II Magazine

    Monty’s Armored Smokescreen

    What was the real goal of Operation Goodwood, the biggest British tank offensive of World War II? And does it matter? Within days of storming ashore on D-Day, the Allies found themselves hopelessly deadlocked in Normandy, unable to make...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Letters from Readers- Summer 2010

    Civil Rights Movement Should Never Be Called Insurgency Professor Mark Grimsley’s article “Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency” (Spring 2010) introduces many readers to facts about the civil rights movement that lie...

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    The Secrets of Overlord

    The problem was not just to fool the Germans about where the D-Day landings would take place, but to persuade them that normandy was merely a diversion...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: Rommel’s Desert War

    Rommel’s Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941–1943 By Martin Kitchen. 616 pp. Cambridge University Press, 2009. $38. Arguably the most provocative reassessment of this theater in many a year, this challenging, rich,...

  • World War II Magazine

    Fire for Effect: Invisible Man Simpson

    Skillful, reliable, and able to handle any mission, a guy named Bill Simpson managed to be one of the greatest generals all while avoiding the spotlight. ...

  • Military History Magazine

    The Making of Rommel

    How a 26-year-old lieutenant, fighting at Caporetto in the Italian Alps in 1917, became the legendary Rommel. Just after midnight on Oct. 24, 1917, it began to rain in Italy’s Isonzo River valley. Conditions were wet, dark and...

  • 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...

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    D-Day Through a German Lens

    As the Allies prepared for the Normandy invasion, what was the enemy thinking? We’ve all had the unhappy experience: the guests who wouldn’t leave. They show up unexpectedly and you scramble to respond, whipping together whatever food...

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    Interactive: Italian Attack at Bir Hakeim, 1942

    Choose the correct tactical plan for an Italian tank crew attacking French defenders in North Africa. You are Lieutenant Tomasio LoPresti, commander of a Fiat M13/40 tank and three-man crew of 132d Armored Regiment, Italian Ariete...

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    What Next, General? Rommel Defends France, 1944

    As Germany’s famed “Desert Fox,” YOU face an imminent Allied invasion. It is May 1944 as you assume the role of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of Army Group B, responsible for defending German-occupied France against an...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Review | The International Museum of World War II

    International Museum of World War II 8 Mercer Road Natick, Massachusetts  01760 Admission: $25.   In an exhibit case in the International Museum of World War II, a book lies open to a photograph of Adolf Hitler addressing troops...

  • World War II Magazine

    Sand Trap: Serving in the Afrika Korps

    A lifelong adventurer steered into unexpected trouble while serving in the Afrika Corps. DURING THE 1930s, Austrian travel writer Max Reisch earned fame for exploits such as motorcycling from Vienna to Bombay. In the Wehrmacht, his...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Postwar Agony in Greece

    After German occupation, civil wars among communists, collaborators, monarchists, rebels, ex-partisans, and death squads all but destroyed Greece...

  • World War II Magazine

    Asking for Trouble: The Long Range Desert Group

    To undermine the Afrika Korps, Britain’s Special Interrogation Group went to extremes. In the high Libyan desert, a convoy of five Ford one-and-a- half-ton trucks and eight Canadian Military Pattern ton trucks, their beds shrouded by...