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Book Reviews

One Family’s Ordeal

By Christopher Miskimon

It was early in the morning of June 14, 1940, when the Third Reich arrived in Paris. The defeat of France was nearly complete, with French and British forces in retreat. Read more

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Japan’s Vast War

By Christopher Miskimon

On April 12, 1942, thunder sounded across the waters surrounding the island of Corregidor. It was not a natural storm, however, but a conflagration of steel. Read more

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USS Lexington’s Legacy of Service

By Christopher Miskimon

Lieutenant Commander Kakuishi Takahashi looked down on his targets from 14,000 feet. They were long, narrow forms with flat decks and large funnel stacks, the American aircraft carriers USS Lexington and Yorktown. Read more

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The Siege of Przemysl

By Christopher Miskimon

A horrible siege on the Eastern Front occurred at the outset of 1915. The city of Przemysl in southeastern Poland belonged to Austria Hungary. Read more

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Britain Invades the Chesapeake

By Christopher Miskimon

As the morning sun dawned over the village of Havre-de-Grace on May 3, 1813, a few sleepy militiamen stood watch over the Susquehanna River, watching for marauding British ships. Read more

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Wartime Industrial Colossus

By Christopher Miskimon

As spring turned to summer in 1941, America’s thoughts turned unwillingly toward war. While the nation was still reluctant to enter World War II, it now realized it needed to prepare its military, which had languished in the funding-starved 1930s. Read more

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The King’s German Legion at Waterlooo

By Christopher Miskimon

The Battle of Waterloo was A nightmare from hell. Musket balls, shot, and shell flew back and forth, tearing apart men and horses and leaving their broken bodies to litter what had been a pristine field just days before. Read more

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Collision of Empires

By Christopher Miskimon

World War I was only days old when German General of the Infantry Hermann von François went forward to view his soldiers engaged in combat south of Stalluponen in East Prussia. Read more

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The Class the Stars Fell

By Christopher Miskimon

June 12, 1915, was a day of enormous portent for the United States of America, though at the time it passed without great remark. Read more