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Ace of Aces

Erich Hartmann amassed a remarkable tally of 352 aerial victories during World War II.   More »

Ace of Aces

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Survival off Samar

In an epic stand against overwhelming odds, Taffy 3 held off a powerful Japanese task force during the battle of Leyte Gulf.   More »

Survival off Samar

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Mishap at Maleme

A series of mistakes cost the British dearly in the defense of a critical airfield during the German offensive against the island of Crete.   More »

Mishap at Maleme

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Battle for Tolvarjarvi

A pivotal engagement during the bitter Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland had far reaching consequences.   More »

Battle for Tolvarjarvi

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Combat Soldier and POW

Corporal Ray Allen Miller remembered his experiences during World War II and wrote an earnest firsthand account of combat and survival.   More »

Combat Soldier and POW

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The Mighty Beau

One of the earliest multi-role aircraft of World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was always dependable.   More »

The Mighty Beau

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A Triumph of Gunnery

The British defeated a larger Spanish fleet in February 1797 in the battle of Cape St. Vincent. The victory confirmed the Royal Navy’s superiority.   More »

A Triumph of Gunnery


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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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