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Ace of Aces

Erich Hartmann amassed a remarkable tally of 352 aerial victories during World War II.   More »

Ace of Aces

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Survival off Samar

In an epic stand against overwhelming odds, Taffy 3 held off a powerful Japanese task force during the battle of Leyte Gulf.   More »

Survival off Samar

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Mishap at Maleme

A series of mistakes cost the British dearly in the defense of a critical airfield during the German offensive against the island of Crete.   More »

Mishap at Maleme

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Battle for Tolvarjarvi

A pivotal engagement during the bitter Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland had far reaching consequences.   More »

Battle for Tolvarjarvi

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Combat Soldier and POW

Corporal Ray Allen Miller remembered his experiences during World War II and wrote an earnest firsthand account of combat and survival.   More »

Combat Soldier and POW

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The Mighty Beau

One of the earliest multi-role aircraft of World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was always dependable.   More »

The Mighty Beau

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A Triumph of Gunnery

The British defeated a larger Spanish fleet in February 1797 in the battle of Cape St. Vincent. The victory confirmed the Royal Navy’s superiority.   More »

A Triumph of Gunnery


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Behind  Enemy Lines: Escape at the Bulge

Behind Enemy Lines: Escape at the Bulge

An American infantry sergeant survived three days behind enemy lines during the opening chapter of the Battle of the Bulge.

Could the United States Have Gone to War With France Over Mexico?

Could the United States Have Gone to War With France Over Mexico?

Continued French meddling in Mexico almost led to a post-Civil War confrontation with the United States.

Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

A tactical Japanese naval victory off Santa Cruz actually hastened the defeat of the empire.

Clash of the Ironclads

Clash of the Ironclads

A “barracks roof” and a “cheese box” met in March 1862 at Hampton Roads. The pioneer ironclads pounded each other with their heavy guns.

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