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    Classic Dispatches | The Great Exodus

    Cowles detailed her experiences as a war correspondent in her first book, "Looking for Trouble," published in 1941, from which the narrative that follows is excerpted...

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    WWII Review: Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Tank

    The Type 97 was Japan’s standard medium tank during World War II. It first saw action against Russian forces at Nomonhan in 1939, and continued service throughout the war. When the Type 97 found itself outclassed by Allied tanks later in...

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    WWII Book Review: Hero of the Pacific

    Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone By James Brady. 272 pp. Wiley, 2010. $25.95. In October 1942, marine Sgt. John Basilone earned the Medal of Honor on Guadalcanal by defeating a massive Japanese attack with his...

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    Iron Will: Scrapping History

    Americans at times went too far in their nearly unstoppable drive to collect scrap metal for the war effort. Every store, farm, and business in Comanche County shut down for the day on Friday, August 28, 1942. This was no traditional...

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    Pirates of the Sand Seas

    How a group of gentleman explorers became Britain’s legendary Long Range Desert Group. MAJ. RALPH A. BAGNOLD sat before the commander of British forces in the Middle East. He watched nervously as Gen. Archibald Wavell picked up the note...

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    WWII Letters from Readers- August 2010

    Still “Gung Ho” While browsing my local bookstore the other day, your March/April 2010 issue, featuring an article on Carlson’s raiders and the Makin Raid, caught my eye. To my surprise you quoted an acquaintance of mine, Pfc. Brian...

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    WWII Model Review: Britain’s Spitfire Mk. IXC

    The German Fw 190 asserted its authority as soon as it appeared over the English Channel in September 1941. It was so clearly superior to the Spitfire Mk. V that RAF Fighter Command curtailed operations due to unacceptably high losses. As...

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    WWII Review: Hitler’s Managers

    Hitler’s Managers Time: 5 hours This fall on The Military Channel Five fascinating hour-long episodes examine, in rewarding depth, the relationships the führer had with key figures of the Reich. Instead of focusing on Nazi princes, this...

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    WWII Book Review: Fortress Rabaul

    Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942–April 1943 By Bruce Gamble. 416 pp. Zenith Press, 2010. $28. To human history’s endless chronicle of sieges by land and sea, World War II added a new phenomenon:...

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    The Other Dunkirk

    Even as the famous flotilla departed France, British general Archie Beauman was conjuring up his own miracle hundreds of miles to the south. Brig. Gen. Archibald Bentley Beauman, taking stock of his troops’ situation in northern France...

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    Triumph on Bataan

    At a place that evokes loss, America forged an unlikely victory. As seen from Lt. William E. Dyess’s new vantage point, this war was not going well. Not for the United States. Not for his men. And certainly not for him. In mid-January...

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    Time Travel: The Garden Spot Where Hitler’s War Ended and the Cold...

    ON APRIL 26, 1945, six days before Soviet troops finished taking what smoldering husks were left of Berlin, they captured Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, 17 miles to the southwest. Built during World War I by Kaiser Wilhelm II for Crown...

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    WWII Today- October 2010

    Stalin’s Top General Admits Germany Nearly Defeated Russia at Moscow Western historians have been saying it for decades, but to hear it from Georgy Zhukov himself is something else entirely. In a shockingly candid interview that was...

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    WWII Letters from Readers- October 2010

    Battles of The Pacific The large two-page photo from The Pacific review on page 69 in the  May/June issue depicts four attacking marines, one with a flamethrower and three with M-1 rifles. Two of the marines, the ammo carrier and the...

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    What was the Navy Doing in China?

    Spying, weather reporting, training Chinese fighters— and battling foes within. “What the hell is the navy doing here?” That’s how U.S. Navy radioman Richard Rutan was greeted when he stepped down from a C-47 plane in central China...

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    Russia’s Ice Road Truckers

    During the most lethal siege in history, the fate of millions hinged on one treacherous supply route. The pair of Messerschmitts banked low in the sky as they made another run against the long string of trucks silhouetted by the moon...