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Rescuing Nazi Plunder

By Mason B. Webb

Besides being a destroyer of lives and cities, war also destroys precious works of art and the ancient monuments of civilization. Read more

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Israel’s Assault on the USS Liberty

By Al Hemingway

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, a cargo ship built at the end of World War II and converted to an electronic surveillance vessel in 1964, was patrolling 14 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Read more

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With Warts and All

By Mason B. Webb

For most people, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stands today as the towering epitome of the ideal wartime leader: tough-talking, unflappable, judicious. Read more

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Churchill the Warlord

By Al Hemingway

In 1958, Royal Marine General Sir Leslie Hollis visited the old Central War Room in London where he had spent numerous hours during World War II. Read more

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Ordeal of the USS Bunker Hill

By Mason B. Webb

At exactly 9:58 am, on May 11, 1945, a Japanese kamikaze pilot named Kiyoshi Ogawa radioed his base 350 miles away that he had spotted the American fleet lying off the coast of Okinawa. Read more

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The Disastrous Battle of Carrhae

By Al Hemingway

No man in Rome was richer or more influential than Marcus Licinius Crassus, a member of the powerful First Triumvirate that included Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar. Read more

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Countdown to Pearl Harbor

By Mason B. Webb

“I do believe that the United States fleet would not have been in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, had I been the chief of naval operations at that time.” Read more

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Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper

By Al Hemingway

The case of Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a fascinating if cautionary tale. Read more

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Questions on the Holocaust

By Mason B. Webb

One of the most common beliefs that has arisen since the end of World War II is that America and her allies had as one of their primary goals for fighting the war ending the systematic slaughter of Europe’s Jews. Read more

Devastation of the U.S. fleet.

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Pearl Harbor Countdown

By Al Hemingway

Nearly seven decades after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy and Air Force on the morning of December 7, 1941, controversy still surrounds the history-changing event. Read more

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A Megalomaniac’s Lust for Power

By Mason B. Webb

Few men have had an impact on world history equal to that of Adolf Hitler. His megalomania resulted in the deaths of millions and redrew the map of Europe. Read more

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“By the Grace of God You Got Through”

By Mason B. Webb

The six-month-long land and naval battles for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands chain have been well covered in books and magazine articles, but the war in the skies above the islands has received less attention. Read more

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The Man Who Transformed the Presidency

By Al Hemingway

Never let it be said that James Knox Polk was not a determined man. Although he suffered from ill health most of his life, this did not deter Polk from working tirelessly to rise to the top in politics as a Democrat, with fellow-Tennessean Andrew Jackson as his mentor. Read more

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The Red Arrows in Green Hell

By Mason B. Webb

During the whole of the Pacific campaign, no single mission was more difficult or challenging than the mission assigned to a unit of American GIs in New Guinea. Read more

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The 761st Tank Battalion

Dear Editor:

I wish to commend you for your recent article in the April/May issue on the 761st Tank Battalion. As the first African American armored unit in the history of the U.S. Read more

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Revolution in the South

By Al Hemingway

When historians discuss the American Revolution, they give scant attention to the hard fighting that occurred in the southern states. Read more