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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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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.

FDR’s Dilemma: Did Politics Trump Strategy?

FDR’s Dilemma: Did Politics Trump Strategy?

In the war for the South Pacific, the politics surrounding General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz may have cost thousands of lives.

The Battle of Franklin: John Bell Hood’s Spiteful Intentions

The Battle of Franklin: John Bell Hood’s Spiteful Intentions

Why did John Bell Hood throw so many of his men into such a bloodbath at the Battle of Franklin? William Welsh explains.

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.

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