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From Battlefield to Football

A German paratrooper recalls his days fighting in Crete, then years as a POW in Britain and the United States, where he played American football.   More »

From Battlefield to Football

WWII

The White and Black Ship

The destroyer escort USS Mason became an experiment in racial equality in World War II, the Navy’s version of the Tuskegee Airmen.   More »

The White and Black Ship

WWII

Bombing Buchenwald

The August 1944 Amreican air raid on a weapons factory at the Nazis’ horrific concentration camp was one of the most precise bombing missions of the war.   More »

Bombing Buchenwald

Civil War

“Let us Die like Men”

In his last battle in Franklin, Patrick Cleburne led his troops in an effort to pierce the Union defenses. His sense of duty outweighed his doubts.   More »

“Let us Die like Men”

WWII

The Heroes of Hill 192

The winner of a large battle fora small hill in Normandy, fought between the 2nd U.S. Infantry Division and German paratroopers.   More »

The Heroes of Hill 192

WWII

Turan’s Tank

Nazi Germany’s ally Hungary worked hard to develop a tank that could stand up to Soviet armor, but to no avail.   More »

Turan’s Tank


Issue Previews

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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