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Just Right: the B-17/P-51 Combination

Robert M. Citino | Published: July 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
Put these two aircraft together and what do you get? You get victory.

Pedal Power - Bicycles in Wartime Vietnam

Arnold Blumberg | Published: July 06, 2012 at 1:21 pm
The humble bicycle proved to be a critical and unstoppable weapon in the 30-year Indochina war

Going Heavy: the sIG 33

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm
I'm a lucky guy. I have a thousand friends. Many are scholars, and they are interesting, educated, and globe-trotting. A lot of them take advantage of the summer to do their research, and they all make sure to post their …

Going Light: World War II on Facebook

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 15, 2012 at 10:22 am
Military history never sleeps

Hitler's Saw: The German MG42

Jim Laurier | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:30 pm
This gun killed more Allied soldiers than any other weapon

CH-21 Shawnee, the Flying Banana

Carl O. Schuster | Published: May 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm
The Shawnee troop transport was first deployed to Vietnam in December 1961

Field Workhorse: The M2A1 105mm Howitzer

Jim Laurier | Published: April 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Mobile, dependable, and versatile

Reviews - Vietnam Gun Truck

Published: March 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm
In Vietnam Gun Trucks by Gordon L. Rottman, the vehicles' designs, names and markings are given generous treatment in the illustrations and descriptions.

Reviews - The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm
The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon, by Timothy J. Lomperis, who served two tours of duty, is both memoir and history, offering a "mid-level" perspective of the rear-echelon war in Saigon

Reviews - The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Vietnam War

Published: March 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm
The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Vietnam War, by David Zierler, provides an examination of the first great ideological battle between nascent environmentalism and cold war dogmatism

Studebaker US6: The Lend-Lease ‘Deuce and a Half’

Jon Guttman | Published: March 01, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Studebaker built tens of thousands of US6 "Deuce and a Half" trucks for the wartime Lend-Lease program, most destined for the Soviet Union.

Heinecke Parachute: A Leap of Faith for WWI German Airmen

Jon Guttman | Published: March 01, 2012 at 4:15 pm
The Heinecke parachute proved a gamble to the first German airmen to use it, but it beat the odds of surviving a fiery plunge from the sky.

What If Werner Heisenberg Had Been a Nazi?

Mark Grimsley | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm
The man who had a potential to be the world’s greatest atomic physicist could have tipped power into Germany's favor.

The T-34/76: Stalin's Armored Fist

Jim Laurier | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
The top tank of the war

What If Germany Had Developed the Atomic Bomb?

Mark Grimsley | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
How a Nazi superweapon might have altered the course of the war.

Review: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Richard B. Frank | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
A new book shows where Japan went wrong at Pearl Harbor
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