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The Killing of Il Duce

Intrigue still surrounds the execution of Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci by communist partisans…

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The 1903 Springfield Rifle

American infantrymen carried the model 1903 Springfield rifle into battle with them for the first…

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Incident on the Yangtze

The U.S. Navy gunboat Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on the great Chinese river,…

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Simply a Butchery: Grant at Cold Harbor

Ulysses S. Grant would later admit that Cold Harbor was the one battle he “would…

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A Murderous Order at Culp’s Hill

Experienced regimental commanders in the woods near Culp’s Hill took one look at their new…

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The Crater: Explosion of Death

An plan to tunnel beneath Confederate defenses at Petersburg and blast a huge hole inadvertently…

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Against the Odds: Jeanette Rankin

Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin cast the only vote against declaring war on Japan the day after…

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Japan’s underwater Aircraft Carriers

A bold plan to attack the United States came too late in the war for…

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Beyond All Praise: British Defense of Crete

While the British defense of Crete in May 1941 was considered a military failure, it…

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Operation Aphrodite

Radio controlled B-17s proved to be deadly and ahead of their time.