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The Great War’s Eastern Front

By Chris Miskimon

Russia was imploding in October 1917. The war combined with the numerous internal stresses of the nation, culminating in a civil war and Russia’s withdrawal from the greater war. Read more

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The French Foreign Legion at Tuyen Quang

By Christopher Miskimon

The Chinese were coming, and the French Foreign Legion WAS preparing to meet them. In January 1885, 390 Legionnaires, backed by a handful of sailors, locally recruited troops, and eight sappers, busily fortified the old Chinese fort at Tuyen Quang. Read more

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Hard-Won Combat Laurels

By Christopher Miskimon

Iron Bottom Sound was full of transport ships unloading supplies in the early afternoon sun on November 12, 1942. Read more

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The African Kaiser

By Christopher Miskimon

A motley flotilla of British ships arrived on November 2, 1914, in the port of Tanga in German East Africa. Read more

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Daring PT Boat Rescue

By Christopher Miskimon

On February 22, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered general Douglas MacArthur, commanding American and Filipino forces resisting the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, to leave the islands for the relative safety of Australia. Read more

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Remembering the Winter War

By Christopher Miskimon

“You can run, but you will only die tired!” Lt. Col. Aaro Pajari gave his battalion this dire warning on December 8, 1939, as the invasion of his homeland raged. Read more

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Missed Opportunity

By Christopher Miskimon

In early April 1942, the Royal Navy was preparing for the worst in the Indian Ocean. Prior to the war this body of water was akin to an English lake, so much of it bordering Imperial territory and patrolled by its warships. Read more

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Navy Pilots at Cactus

By Christopher Miskimon

The late afternoon sun still shone brightly overhead as four destroyers raced eastward toward the island of Guadalcanal. Read more

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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