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War List: Overlooked Reasons Overlord Succeeded

Marc G. De Santis | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The backstory to victory on D-Day

Ask MHQ: Tracking Prisoners of War

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
What happened to Japanese POWs?

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Summer 2014

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The Lion's Gate On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield (Penguin, $29.95). Brief narratives set up some phases of the recounted conflict, but unfolding events are described almost entirely in participants' own words, rendered from …

Interview With WWII Museum President Nick Mueller

Published: April 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Nick Mueller spirited the National WWII Museum from its 1990 conception to its 2000 opening, then through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now into its current multimillion-dollar expansion campaign.

Book Review: The D-Day Atlas, by Charles Messenger

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Reissued in paperback for the 70th anniversary of the Normany Invasion, Charles Messenger's D-Day Atlas is the authoritative summary of all things related to the operation, with succinct text, ample photos and comprehensive maps.

Book Review: Hanns and Rudolf, by Thomas Harding

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm
This dual biography by Thomas Harding profiles Rudolf Höss, the wartime Kommandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, and Hanns Alexander, the Jewish leader of the British intelligence unit tasked with tracking down Nazis, including Hoss.

Band of Brothers' William J. 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Dies at 90

HistoryNet | Published: March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm
William J. 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, a member of the 'Band of Brothers,'

Book Review: The Burning Shore, by Ed Offley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Ed Offley reveals the German U-boat campaign along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and its steep costs for the Allies in the early months of World War II.

Book Review: The SS-Sonderkommando “Dirlewanger,” edited by Rolf Michaelis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Edited by Rolf Michaelis, this memoir paints a chilling picture of the World War II German paramilitary unit SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger.

Book Review: Under the Eagle, by Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Robert MacPherson further reveals the World War II contributions of the Navajo code talkers in this profile of Samuel Holiday.

Big Red One Hits Easy Red

John C. McManus | Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm
An excerpt from John C. McManus's The Dead and Those About to Die is a visceral account of the D-Day landings

MHQ Reviews: The Bombers and the Bombed, by Richard Overy

Conrad Crane | Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Richard Overy's new book focuses on the inefficiencies and disappointments of strategic bombing in World War II

MHQ Reviews: An Interview With Rick Atkinson

Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm
The genesis of the Liberation Trilogy and a new focus of study for Rick Atkinson

What If the Versailles Settlement Had Succeeded?

Mark Grimsley | Published: January 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
A second European war might have been inevitable from the start.

What do you consider the Doolittle Raiders' most lasting legacy?

Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
 Aviation History Reader Poll The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders held their final reunion this past November, drinking a special toast to fallen comrades (see our story and guest editorial). What do you consider the Raiders' most lasting legacy, and what do …

Doolittle Raiders Drink a Final Toast

C.V. Glines | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
Edward Saylor, Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle's copilot) and David Thatcher drink to their comrades. [Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force] A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Rather than …
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