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Prospect for Victory?

By Christopher Miskimon

One of the most frequently covered what-ifs of World War II is the possibility of a Third Reich wonder weapon changing the course of the war. Read more

Behind their sand-bag reinforced foxhole, three U.S. Marines point their rifles in the direction of a suspected Japanese attack on Edson’s Ridge.

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Serendipity … and the Rest of the Story

We recently received several interesting communiqués from our readers. I’ll share three of them with you.

From Dan Paschen: “There I was, thumbing through your magazine (Fall 2013) at Barnes & Noble … and on page 6 was a photo of my uncle, Lt. Read more

Charles of Anjou sails to Rome in 1265 and is crowned the new king of Sicily in a 14th-century manuscript illumination.

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Dreams of Empire

The story of Charles of Anjou is one of the lesser known episodes of Mediterranean history but a significant one. The youngest of several sons of Louis VIII, Charles received a unique opportunity available to few princes so far removed from succession. Read more

Nobody truly knows what the battlefield of the future will look like, but COD: Advanced Warfare will aim to provide gamers with one possibility.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

By Brian Belko

The trailer for another Call of Duty game, this one being developed by Sledgehammer Games, leaked online. Called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the game will be set in the year 2054. Read more

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Panzer General Online

By Joseph Luster

2013 was a strange year for World War II-related gaming. While it’s certainly reverted to a more niche subject matter—partly in thanks to all the bigger titles still focusing on modern and future warfare in a neverending arms race to the number one spot—some major contenders have managed to keep it in the spotlight to some degree. Read more

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Combined Operations

By Christopher Miskimon

The island fighting of the Pacific War is often portrayed in the popular media as the sole province of the United States Marines. Read more

Liberty Memorial, which opened in 1926, languished from neglect for many decades until a grass-roots effort resulted in a major restoration.

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The National World War I Museum

By Peter Suciu

While no one American city played a greater role in World War I than others, after a campaign by local residents, Kansas City, Missouri, was chosen as home to build the nation’s memorial for those who gave their lives in what was hoped to be the war to end all wars. Read more

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Winter 2014 Military Games

By Joseph Luster

Warface is another of many shooters that take war into the near future, doubling up on tech while sticking to real-world locations and a first-person perspective. Read more

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World War I Naval Battles

By Christopher Miskimon

The strength of the British Empire lay in its colonies. Together, they formed a vast trade network which gave the United Kingdom a decided advantage in military ability, finance, and commerce. Read more

During a pause in the action near the town of Valletri, Italy, on May 29, 1944, Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, cleans his Springfield M1903A4 sniper rifle. The remarkable service life of the M1903 rifle extended through the Vietnam era and beyond.

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Forgotten Substitute

By John Emmert

Decades of feature films and years of video games have created an image of the World War II American GI and Marine slugging it out against Axis foes with the M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle and the Thompson submachine gun, with the occasional M1 carbine thrown in for good measure. Read more

A picture taken by the ROV of the driver’s position on the DUKW. The instrument gauges are still visible although a portion of the dashboard has fallen off. The rubber-coated steering wheel is still largely intact.

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The Lost DUKW of Lake Garda

By Jeff Patton, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

The editorial in the Summer 2013 issue of WWII Quarterly concerned the search for an amphibious DUKW that sank with 25 men aboard on April 30, 1945, in Lake Garda, northern Italy’s largest lake. Read more

De Gaulle, now a colonel in command of the 507th Tank Regiment, watches military maneuvers in eastern France in 1938.

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In Desperation And Triumph

By Michael E. Haskew

Paris was in tumult. The French 2nd Armored Division had rolled into the City of Light on August 25, 1944, ending four years of harsh Nazi occupation. Read more

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Director Frank Capra

By Herb Kugel

In his 1971 autobiography, The Name Above the Title, prestigious Hollywood film director Frank Capra claimed that on Monday morning, December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, two U.S. Read more