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Iwo Jima

The 34-day battle for the island of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest of World War II in the Pacific. Located in the Volcano Islands, Iwo Jima was considered a vital point for disabled American bombers to land when returning from air raids on the Japanese home islands, and more than 20,000 airmen were saved from ditching in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean after the eight-square-mile island was captured in March 1945. Iwo Jima was the scene of the iconic raising of the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, which has become emblematic of the valor of the U.S. Marine Corps.

101st Airborne & Operation Market-Garden

101st Airborne & Operation Market-Garden

Designed by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the objective of Operation Market-Garden was to cross the Lower Rhine at Arnhem and sweep into the Ruhr, the industrial heart of Germany. There was talk at the time that a successful mission could get everyone home by Christmas 1944. The key to its   More »

Britain’s Final Battle for Burma

Britain’s Final Battle for Burma

By the beginning of February 1945, the British 14th Army was on the banks of the Irrawaddy River and poised to strike into central Burma. The officers and the men were both tired and triumphant: the year before, they had fought an epic battle against the Japanese at Imphal, stopping   More »

WWII History

WWII History

It changed the world more than any other single event in history. There have been countless thousands of published works devoted to all or of it.
But there’s NEVER been anything like THIS before.   More »

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Low Level, No Guns

Low Level, No Guns

The great B-29 Tokyo Firebomb Mission of March 1945 killed more than 100,000 Japanese but may have won the war in the Pacific.

Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler: Making the Ultimate Sacrifice

Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler: Making the Ultimate Sacrifice

The U.S. Navy called the incident involving Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler ‘the most famous act of self-sacrifice known to the U.S. submarine service.’

Photographing the Battle of Antietam

Photographing the Battle of Antietam

Some raw, others heartfelt, the photographs Mathew Brady and his team took at the Battle of Antietam set milestones for battlefield photography.

Normandy’s Little Victims

Normandy’s Little Victims

In the October 2014 issue of WWII History Magazine, you’ll see rare photographs of French children who struggled to cope with the hardships of war.

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