VIDEO: In Alaska, the 2nd Deadliest Battle of the Pacific
The Battle of Attu in May of 1943 was the only land battle of World War II fought on incorporated U.S. territory. It was the second deadliest battle in the Pacific Theater, after Iwo Jima, due largely to a failed last-ditch banzai charge.
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Book Review: Operation Columba—The Secret Pigeon Service
As Gordon Corera relates, in 1941 British intelligence began dropping homing pigeons across Nazi-occupied Europe, hoping for a miracle
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Forging Washington’s Army
The best-selling authors examine the Continental Army’s 1777–78 transformation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania