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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Reviews: Becoming Clementine and Promoting the War Effort

    Becoming Clementine By Jennifer Niven. 368 pp. Plume, 2012. $15. In 2009’s bestselling novel and Emmy- winning film, Velva Jean learned to drive. In her next adventure, she learned to fly and, after Pearl Harbor, joined the Women...

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    WWII Model Kit: Russia’s ChTZ S-65 Tractor

    The Soviets greatly relied on tractors to transport heavy artillery and mortars across the battlefield. The most ominous of these was the ChTZ S-65 Stalinetz, “Sons of Stalin,” which was built in the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. Founded...

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    WWII Game Review: Condemned Heroes

    Since the first was released in 2009, the series has Men of War installment become a favorite of World War II fiends in search of exceptionally challenging strategy games. Returning fans will be pleased that the latest chapter, Condemned...

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    WWII Book Review: Islands of Destiny

    Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun  By John Prados. 416 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2012. $26.95.  Move over, Midway. John Prados wants to bump the famed naval battle from its vaunted spot as the...

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    WWII TV Review: Narrow Escapes of WWII

    Narrow Escapes of WWII  Military Channel 13 episodes, now airing  The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was one of the U.S. Army’s few African American frontline units, though its officers were white. But officers and men alike...

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    WWII Book Review: Why Germany Nearly Won

    Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe By Steven D. Mercatante. 408 pp. Praeger, 2012. $58. This book’s title doesn’t adequately describe the ambitions of the author. Steven D. Mercatante goes beyond...

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    WWII Book Review: September Hope

    September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far By John C. McManus. 512 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2012. $27.95. Cornelius Ryan’s classic book A Bridge Too Far dominates the historical landscape of Operation Market Garden, just as in fall...

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    A Bridge Enough: No Mercy at Nijmegen

    When a teenage paratrooper landed on Dutch soil as part of Operation Market Garden, his dreams of combat collided with bloody reality. When I heard the 82nd Airborne would be jumping into Holland, I was relieved. It was September 1944....

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    Heavier Metal at Tarawa

    When the Marines hit Tarawa, the punch included Sherman medium tanks—a Pacific Theater first. The battle for Tarawa marked not only the start of the Central Pacific Campaign but also the debut of Marine Corps medium tanks in the Pacific....

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    The Reading List: John Prados

    Many a passion and many a career start with a good book. With that in mind, we asked a leading historian to look back at the World War II histories that were most meaningful to him as a boy. D-Day: The Sixth of June, 1944 David Howarth...

  • Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2013

    Naval War: Arctic Circle The action in Naval War: Arctic Circle takes place in the near future in the waters off the coast of  Northern Europe and in the Arctic Circle. Gamers fight real-time air, sea and undersea battles, controlling...

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    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2013

    Ubisoft (ubisoft.com) has added yet another iteration to its venerable Ghost Recon series. With Ghost Recon: Future Soldier the company has created an enjoyable, visceral, squad-based tactical shooter that will entertain military and video...

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    You Command Solution: Hungarian Freedom Fighters, 1956

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #52, September 2012 issue. The September 2012 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Hungarian Freedom Fighters, 1956.” This CDG placed readers in the role...

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    You Command: Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863

    As commander of a force of irregular cavalrymen, YOU lead your men against Union troops at Fort Blair. In October 1863, the American Civil War continued to rage fiercely on bloody battlefields across the country, from the Atlantic coast to...

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    Interactive- U.S. Marines Defend Wake Island, 1941

    Choose the correct plan for an American gun crew facing Japanese invaders. You are U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Woodrow M. Kessler, commander of an eight-man gun crew. Your 5-inch gun, once mounted on a U.S. Navy battle- ship, is part of...

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    1943: World War II’s Forgotten Year of Victory

    Unfairly overlooked by historians, this crucial year of global conflict turned the tide of war irrevocably in the Allies’ favor. The year 1943 opened badly for the once unstoppable Axis forces of Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and Imperial...