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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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The Dreaded Knee Mortar

Actually misnamed, this Japanese light infantry weapon earned the respect of the American soldiers who encountered it.   More »

The Dreaded Knee Mortar


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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Three quarters of a century have passed since the epic Battle of Midway.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

Legendary tank commander Michael Wittmann met his end in a fiery ambush on August 8, 1944.

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

German light and heavy armored cars enabled scouts to gather vital intelligence for panzer units.

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