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The Trampled Swastika

In April 1945, as the Allies crushed Nazi Germany from all sides, the Reich that Hitler boasted would last for a thousand years was about to expire.   More »

The Trampled Swastika

Civil War

Union Balloon Corps

Thaddeus Lowe and his Union Army Balloon Corps pioneered aerial reconnaissance over some of the first battlefields of the American Civil War.   More »

Union Balloon Corps

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Attack on the USS Panay

Was the deadly 1937 Japanese attack on the USS Panay in China’s Yangtze River a case of mistaken identity or something more sinister.   More »

Attack on the USS Panay

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Bloodbath at the Chosin

A U.S. combat team fought against overwhelming odds in late November 1950 at the Chosin Reservoir. It bought precious time for other units.   More »

Bloodbath at the Chosin

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Russian Antitank Rifles

The Soviet Union’s two primary antitank rifles saw wide use in World War II despite the limitations of their small calibers.   More »

Russian Antitank Rifles

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Bloody Brawl on Guadalcanal

The Japanese believed they could retake Henderson Field on Guadalcanal from the U.S. Marines in August 1942. Events would prove otherwise.   More »

Bloody Brawl on Guadalcanal


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The Spies of Pearl Harbor

The Spies of Pearl Harbor

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.

Lloyd Fredendall: The General Who Failed at the Kasserine Pass

Lloyd Fredendall: The General Who Failed at the Kasserine Pass

Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.

Reassessing Rommel: Anti-Nazi Hero or Opportunist?

Reassessing Rommel: Anti-Nazi Hero or Opportunist?

Seventy years later, should the “Desert Fox” be considered an anti-Nazi hero or a faithful soldier turned opportunist?

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.

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