World War II
Published: February 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm
Soviet infantry and T-34/76 tanks charge the German line at Kursk. (akg-images/RIA Nowosti)
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"It's time to write the Last Will and Testament" one …
Published: February 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm
The theme of this column lately has been the way that Americans are keeping alive the memory of World War II. The results are in, and the verdict is "wow!" The recent exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts of …
Published: January 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm
Hundreds of thousands of women have served in combat through the ages
Published: January 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm
I've said it many times: I'm a lucky guy. Beautiful wife. Wonderful family. I get to live in Texas. (No offense to the other states. I've lived in a few and they're not bad at all.)
Another way I'm lucky …
Published: January 08, 2013 at 4:29 pm
In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang
Published: January 04, 2013 at 3:51 pm
The Soviet postwar occupation of Lithuania sparked bitter resistance from partisans known as the Forest Brothers
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:33 pm
David Stone's new book Shattered Genius traces the rise and fall of the German general staff in the decades leading up to World War II and during the course of war itself.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Mad Catz' flight combat game Damage Inc. allows a player to dogfight one's way through the major battles of the Pacific Theater in World War II.
Published: January 02, 2013 at 3:29 pm
I have been writing this column for years, and if your attention hasn't drifted, you probably know that I am not that fond of war movies. I say it every year at this time. Don't like them, don't watch them, …
Published: December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Last week I made a startling claim about the uniqueness of the Pacific War.
Well, startling for me, anyway. I've come up in a school that distrusts the very word "unique." Most historians eschew the concept. Indeed, the very job …
Published: December 03, 2012 at 1:35 pm
No historian is supposed to use the word "unique."
After all, everyone knows that nothing is completely unique. Human beings have been living on planet earth for a long time, and every historical event hearkens back to something that happened …
Published: November 20, 2012 at 11:32 am
Last weekend, I met a hero.
Oh, I know, "hero" is a cliché of military history. I've always been skeptical of the term. How do you judge a hero? What is the qualification? Do you have to blow up a …
Published: November 05, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Last week, I wrote a teaser about the 1940 campaign. For most military historians, the German victory in France remains a kind of gold standard: a rapid, decisive, and relatively bloodless victory that smashed the French army and drove the …
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Five young idealists became the first Yanks to join the fight against Germany on the battlefield
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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This infographic originally appeared in the November/December issue of World War II magazine.…
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States was decades in the making