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Warfare History Network, home of the foremost World War 2 magazine, is your best source for military history online. Here you’ll find our in-depth and vivid accounts of the greatest war in history, from the German Blitzkriegs to the Battle of Midway; from the desperate fighting on the Eastern Front to Iwo Jima. Our vast collection of rare photographs, battle maps, illustrations and meticulously researched articles will give you new insight into your favorite battles and events. Inside, you’ll find posts that cover the Nazis’ doomed atomic program, past interviews with the Navajo code talkers, and detailed accounts of the Normandy Invasion from the men who stormed the beaches.

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Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

A tactical Japanese naval victory off Santa Cruz actually hastened the defeat of the empire.

Clash of the Ironclads

Clash of the Ironclads

A “barracks roof” and a “cheese box” met in March 1862 at Hampton Roads. The pioneer ironclads pounded each other with their heavy guns.

Ancient Weapons: The Sling

Ancient Weapons: The Sling

Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old.

Hot Air “Fire Balloons”: Japan’s Project Fugo

Hot Air “Fire Balloons”: Japan’s Project Fugo

In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop?

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