Month: December 2017

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Demise of the Japanese Navy

The naval combat that raged around the Philippines invasion was preceded by a game of…

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To Die with Honor

The Japanese Army fought desperately along New Guinea’s Driniumor River.

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Desmond Doss

Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector, received the Medal of Honor for courage under fire.

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Japanese Suicide Attacks at Pearl Harbor and Beyond

At the Pearl Harbor Attack and other locations, the Japanese would often employ kesshi, or…

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To Make a Fake Tank

Inflatable tanks were a quick and easy way to fool the enemy.

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The First Victory

The Battle of Cape Esperance helped dispel the myth of Japanese naval invincibility.

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Saipan’s Maritime Heritage Trail

Relics of the fierce World War II battle lie underwater, waiting for exploration.

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A Good Samaritan

Photographer George Silk captured a familiar image of World War II in the Pacific.

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The Graf Spee & Britain’s First Naval Victory of World War II

When Allied warships cornered a Nazi surface raider, it won them the first significant Allied…

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World War I Weapons: Germany’s Big Guns

Stopped short of Paris during World War I, the Germans thought they could still win…