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Horror Show at Okinawa
The last great Pacific battle commenced as a stroll but concluded in a bloody grind
By Sharon Tosi Lacey

Nazi Fairy Tales 
For the Third Reich there was no better time to instill hatred than the children’s hour

What Was the War’s Best Decision?
A fresh round of expert insights on how the war should and should not have been waged
By Laurence Rees

Werwolfs of Deutschland
Was Germany’s mysterious last-ditch defense all bark and no bite?
By Gavin Mortimer

Weapons Manual 
America’s P-38 Lightning 
The “fork-tailed devil” had speed, substance, and punch to go with an awesome sense of style
By Jim Laurier

Let’s Put on a Show!
Wartime makes strange stage partners, as a series of service productions demonstrated
By Daniel B. Moskowitz


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World War II Today
Hitler birthplace woes; supership Musashi located; Admiral James Stavridis’s Reading List

Reuben Lewis on surviving the Shoah and hunting Nazis
By Michael Dolan

From the Footlocker
Curators at The National World War II Museum solve readers’ artifact mysteries

Fire for Effect
Bagration: the other Big One
By Robert M. Citino

Time Travel
The Pacific War…in Texas
By K. D. Leperi

Canada’s D-Day; how hate hobbled the Wehrmacht; General Lucian K. Truscott

Battle Films
Mrs. Miniver keeps chin up, lip stiff
By Mark Grimsley

Defiance defies belief