Month: September 2017

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Last Letter Home

A Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal wrote a poignant letter days before his life ended.

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Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

Evidence suggest that the Allies were aware of the infamous Nazi death camp and might…

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Freeing Mont Saint Michel

A single American soldier liberated one of France’s greatest landmarks.

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Wave of Persecution

Aside from the well-known Holocaust against the Jews, Gypsies, and Poles, the Nazis also persecuted…

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Infantryman’s War atop Pork Chop Hill

The climactic struggle for control of Hill 255 in July 1953 pitted hordes of determined…

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Liberating the Camps

Leon Tulper, a Jewish American soldier in the 65th Infantry, recalls the final days of…

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Rising Sun, Descending Darkness

When the Japanese invaded America’s Pacific outpost in the Philippines, thousands of U.S. troops and…

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Baptism of Fire: The SS in Poland

Hitler’s elite bodyguard and other SS units were transformed during the Polish campaign into real…

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Brittany: Too High a Price?

As Allied troops dashed east after breaking out from the Normandy beachhead, the VIII U.S.…

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Incomplete Victory at Malaise

The Allies pounding of the German army trapped at Malaise in the summer of 1944…