Month: September 2017

Last Letter Home

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

Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

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

Freeing Mont Saint Michel

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

Wave of Persecution

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

Infantryman’s War atop Pork Chop Hill

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

Liberating the Camps

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

Rising Sun, Descending Darkness

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

Baptism of Fire: The SS in Poland

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

Brittany: Too High a Price?

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

Incomplete Victory at Malaise

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