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Last Letter Home

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

Last Letter Home

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Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

Evidence suggest that the Allies were aware of the infamous Nazi death camp and might have curbed the killing with a precision bombing strike.   More »

Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

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Wave of Persecution

Aside from the well-known Holocaust against the Jews, Gypsies, and Poles, the Nazis also persecuted Jehova’s Witnesses and homosexuals.   More »

Wave of Persecution

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Liberating the Camps

Leon Tulper, a Jewish American soldier in the 65th Infantry, recalls the final days of the war in Europe and the liberation of concentration camps.   More »

Liberating the Camps

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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 there brave Filipino allies were doomed.   More »

Rising Sun, Descending Darkness

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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 fighting men and became responsible for atrocities.   More »

Baptism of Fire: The SS in Poland

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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. Corps was bogged down in an attempt to take the ports.   More »

Brittany: Too High a Price?

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Incomplete Victory at Malaise

The Allies pounding of the German army trapped at Malaise in the summer of 1944 was unmerciful, but the victory could have been more complete.   More »

Incomplete Victory at Malaise


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Charlie Bond’s Air Duels

Charlie Bond’s Air Duels

American Volunteer Group (AVG) pilot Charlie Bond fought the Japanese in the skies above China.

The Four Days’ Battle: A Dutch Triumph

The Four Days’ Battle: A Dutch Triumph

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter’s Dutch fleet overpowered Admiral General George Monck’s English fleet in a protracted naval clash in June 1666.

Military Intelligence: The Civil War Provost Guard

Military Intelligence: The Civil War Provost Guard

The Confederate provost guard functioned as a combination rear guard and prison keeper during the American Civil War.

May 8, 1945: V-E Day and the Surrender of Germany

May 8, 1945: V-E Day and the Surrender of Germany

Today, May 8, 1945 is known as ‘V-E Day,’ marking the surrender of Germany and the Axis powers in Europe.

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