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WWII

The Dreaded Knee Mortar

Actually misnamed, this Japanese light infantry weapon earned the respect of the American soldiers who encountered it.   More »

The Dreaded Knee Mortar

WWII

Nazi Blunders: Germany’s Biggest D-Day Mistakes

While the Allies’ D-Day invasion didn’t exactly go as planned, it went even worse for Nazi Germany. Flint Whitlock shares with us his list of the most embarrassing D-Day blunders committed by the German forces occupying Normandy.   More »

Nazi Blunders: Germany’s Biggest D-Day Mistakes


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James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

Early in the morning on May 6, 1864, a column of Confederates marched east as quietly as possible along the bed of an unfinished railroad

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the bullet-proofed yacht the USS Potomac on two of the greatest diplomatic missions of WWII.

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

The Soviet Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-2 “Storm Bird” took a heavy toll in German armor on the Eastern Front.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

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