Month: June 2016

  • WWII

Captured Weapons of the Reich: A Photo Essay

American soldiers satisfied their curiosity about German equipment by examining captured enemy weapons, sometimes turning…

  • WWII

Operation Pedestal: The Rescue of Malta

The ordeal of the Pedestal convoy saved the island of Malta at a tremendous price.

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German Land Mines: The Hidden Danger

The German Army employed numerous types of land mines throughout the war.

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Black POWs Under the Nazis

The Third Reich’s treatment of black soldiers was harsh, in keeping with its doctrine of…

  • WWII

Third Army Crosses the Rhine

Tom Tucker was one of the first men from Patton’s Third Army to cross the…

  • WWII

Italy’s North African Misadventure

Was the Italian Army simply a poor fighting force or doomed from the start by…

  • WWII

Thin Line of Air Defense

Don McDonald and a relative few Royal Air Force pilots fought the Japanese to a…

  • Battlefields
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Driant: Fighting on the Face of the Moon

The grueling battle for Fort Driant proved a formidable task that stymied the U.S. Third…

  • WWII

Hell on New Britain

Allied POWs suffered tremendous hardships but managed to survive in captivity at Rabaul.

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The Abwehr’s Man in Havana

Heinz Lüning, a reluctant spy for the Third Reich, served as inspiration for British writer…