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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 Scout in Patton’s Third Army

A Scout in Patton’s Third Army

Bernie Sevel served as a scout for the 90th Infantry Division as Nazi Germany crumbled.

Amphibious Landing at Anzio

Amphibious Landing at Anzio

An attempt to outflank the Germans at Cassino and make a headlong dash for Rome ended in a bloody stalemate on the beaches of Anzio.

Costly Confederate Victory at Gaines’ Mill

Costly Confederate Victory at Gaines’ Mill

Entrenched Federals at Gaines’ Mill on the outskirts of Richmond on June 27, 1862, repulsed repeated Confederate assaults until the final attack of the day.

Elite Units of the Civil War

Elite Units of the Civil War

The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.

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