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Duel in the Desert

As Operation Crusader erupted on the Egypt-Libya border, an eager force of Commonwealth troops prepared for a drive on Axis-held stronghold Bardia.   More »

Duel in the Desert

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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?

Queen of the Desert: The Infantry ‘Matilda’ Tank

Queen of the Desert: The Infantry ‘Matilda’ Tank

Early in World War II, the infantry ‘Matilda’ tank added weight to the Commonwealth units in North Africa.

Under 8 Flags: The Boxer Rebellion’s Unlikely Alliance

Under 8 Flags: The Boxer Rebellion’s Unlikely Alliance

This unlikely alliance saved the besieged foreign legations at Peking in 1900 during the brutal Boxer Rebellion.

Mildred Gillars (a.k.a. ‘Axis Sally’) in WWII

Mildred Gillars (a.k.a. ‘Axis Sally’) in WWII

Mildred ‘Axis Sally’ Gillars taunted U.S. troops from a radio studio in Berlin, earning nearly universal animosity from her fellow Americans.

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