Month: January 2018

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The 12th Armored Division’s Lost Battalion at Herrlisheim

The 43rd tank battalion mysteriously disappeared during a bitter winter fight for a French village.

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Covering the Azores Gap in World War II

Both the Allies and the Axis sought to control the strategically located Azores during World…

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Field Marshal Erich von Manstein at Kursk: An Impossible Victory

After Stalingrad, German victory agains the Soviets was not a realistic possibility. Yet there were…

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Escape from Kirovograd

A Soviet offensive in late 1943 gained ground but failed to eliminate German forces in…

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The Battle of Britain: Leadership and Logistics in Britain’s Skies

The British Royal Air Force saved its island nation from invasion during the dark days…

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Ian Fleming: The Fact Behind the Fiction of James Bond

Before Ian Fleming created 007, he was an undercover agent for the British during WWII.

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Bombing Our Friends: The Destruction of Rouen

The frequent bombing of the beautiful medieval city of Rouen, France, caused widespread death and…

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Race to the Panther Line: Final Liberation of Leningrad

Both the Soviet Red Army and German Army Group North suffered heavy casualties during winter…

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The Civil War in Black and White

Although the craft of photography was still in its infancy, battlefield photographers managed to make…

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The Soviet Winter Offensive: From the Vistula to the Oder

The massive Soviet Winter Offensive of 1945 spelled doom for the German forces on the…