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United Nations: The Axis Allies

One of the toughest questions a historian of World War II has to answer is, "How did the Germans stay in the field so long?" Their plan to conquer the Soviet Union in a single quick campaign in 1941...
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Trains.

The lifeline of the Wehrmacht’s multiple-front war was the European rail network, the same system that supported the killing of Jews during the Holocaust.
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How Curiosity Killed

A Lithuanian Holocaust perpetrator explains why he murdered Jewish men, women, and children
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Review: Ben Macintyre’s Double Cross

Double Cross The True Story of the D-Day Spies By Ben Macintyre. 416 pp. Crown, 2012. $26. While the Allies were securing their tenuous beachhead at Normandy, the Germans kept the bulk of their forces...
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Review: The Rape of Nanking, second edition

The Rape of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II By Iris Chang. 314 pp. Basic, new edition 2012. $15.99. This passionate book, recently reissued, is bristling with facts, figures, and the...
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Game Review: Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2 puts players in the shoes of Karl Fairburne, a lone American OSS sniper operative deep behind enemy lines in Berlin in April 1945. Vicious fighting engulfs the city as the Soviets topple German...
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Patillo Brothers

October Issue Extra: The Patillo brothers of Georgia. Who died in battle? Who came away uninjured?
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Rudolf Hess: Flight of Fancy

Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?