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Last Letter Home

A Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal wrote a poignant letter days before his life ended.   More »

Last Letter Home

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Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

Evidence suggest that the Allies were aware of the infamous Nazi death camp and might have curbed the killing with a precision bombing strike.   More »

Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

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Wave of Persecution

Aside from the well-known Holocaust against the Jews, Gypsies, and Poles, the Nazis also persecuted Jehova’s Witnesses and homosexuals.   More »

Wave of Persecution

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Liberating the Camps

Leon Tulper, a Jewish American soldier in the 65th Infantry, recalls the final days of the war in Europe and the liberation of concentration camps.   More »

Liberating the Camps

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Rising Sun, Descending Darkness

When the Japanese invaded America’s Pacific outpost in the Philippines, thousands of U.S. troops and there brave Filipino allies were doomed.   More »

Rising Sun, Descending Darkness

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Baptism of Fire: The SS in Poland

Hitler’s elite bodyguard and other SS units were transformed during the Polish campaign into real fighting men and became responsible for atrocities.   More »

Baptism of Fire: The SS in Poland

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Brittany: Too High a Price?

As Allied troops dashed east after breaking out from the Normandy beachhead, the VIII U.S. Corps was bogged down in an attempt to take the ports.   More »

Brittany: Too High a Price?

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Incomplete Victory at Malaise

The Allies pounding of the German army trapped at Malaise in the summer of 1944 was unmerciful, but the victory could have been more complete.   More »

Incomplete Victory at Malaise


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A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

Thanks to technological advances and local help, a Wehrmacht Pioneer was finally located and laid to rest years after Operation Barbarossa.

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian ‘The Apostate’ sought to emulate Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia, but Shapur II’s Savaran cavalry proved his undoing.

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

Mark Twain was not the only famous American writer to avoid fighting—and possibly dying—in the American Civil War.

The Rise and Fall of the German U-Boat

The Rise and Fall of the German U-Boat

German U-boats threatened the Allies in World War II, but tactical changes and sheer numbers eventually negated the undersea peril.

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