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    Shocking Visualization of World War II Fatalities

    The grander context of the gravity that was World War II is shocking, but it is often lost among the finer details of each theater or battle. Here is a video that illustrates the incomprehensible fatality counts that occurred in the...

  • Ask Mr. History

    How Many US Subs Were Lost in the Atlantic During WWII?

    How many U.S. Navy subs were lost in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII? Scott ? ? ? Dear Scott, Of 52 submarines lost by the U.S. Navy during World War II, two were sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. During a training exercise off Key West, Florida,...

  • Ask Mr. History

    Why Did Dresden’s Residents Gather in the Square the Night of the...

    Why did the citizens of Dresden gather in the square before the church on the first night of the allied powers saturation bombing (February 13, 1945)? Robert M. Doll ? ? ? Dear Mr. Doll, If you are referring to the Altmarkt with its nearby...

  • Fire for Effect

    Losses

    In war, even when you win, you lose. The ETO cost Americans 550,000 casualties in 11 months of high intensity combat. Casualties in our current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are smaller, certainly, but what is the reality behind the...