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Blood in the Snow

By Al Hemingway

Before World War II, the peaceful, serene Belgian village of Malmedy, located in the eastern portion of the country in the province of Liege, was a resort. Read more

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Sniper Elite V2

By Joseph Luster

The original Sniper Elite was first released in 2005, making its way across various platforms, from PC to PlayStation 2, Xbox, and eventually Nintendo Wii in 2010. Read more

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Killing Adolf Hitler is the ultimate endgame.

By Joseph Luster

With decades of entertainment based on World War II behind us, and decades more down the road, there’s bound to be some (okay, quite a bit) that strays farther than “loosely” based on history and right into the realm of fantasy. Read more

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The Look of Defeat

Dear Editor:

I thought I would take a few minutes to compliment your recent choices for magazine cover photos showing German troops pictured late in the war. Read more

As the date of D-Day approaches, GIs shave their heads. Some did it for sanitary reasons, other to look like American Indians, whom, it was rumored, terrified Adolf Hitler. The crudely drawn woman on the soldier’s jacket attests to what the GIs miss the most.

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Preparing for D-Day

By Kevin M. Hymel

The American Army that stormed the beaches of Normandy was mostly green but well trained. For months men practiced climbing down rope ladders into landing craft, exiting in columns of threes, racing across a beach, assaulting pillboxes, storming bluffs, and digging foxholes. Read more

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Young People and World War II

By Flint Whitlock

We often hear that today’s “younger generation” cares nothing for the past, and that “history class” is just a synonym for “nap time.” Read more

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Tropico 4: For the Would-Be Dictator

By Joseph Luster

World and city-building strategy titles tend to skew toward a very distinct audience. After all, not everyone wants to be saddled with the overwhelming responsibility of developing and maintaining an entire civilization. Read more

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We Got Him!

By Al Hemingway

On the evening of December 13, 2003, near a farmhouse on the outskirts of Tikrit, Iraq, Colonel James B. Read more

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Forbes vs. Wilde

The peripatetic Archibald Forbes had made his reputation as a war correspondent during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, when he bet rightly on the Prussians to win the war and attached himself accordingly to King Wilhelm I’s field headquarters. Read more

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Parallel Lives

By Al Hemingway

In the original 1960s Star Trek series, a Romulan commander says to James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise, “I regret that we meet in this way. Read more

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A Memento of Terror

By Mark E. Hubbs

Glen Binge brought his helmet home at the end of World War II. The helmet bears the names and addresses of more than 50 of his comrades. Read more

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Talking Code with the Navajo

By Peter Suciu

There is an old saying that the pen is mightier is the sword, but try telling that to anyone under fire and they will likely disagree. Read more

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Naval War: Arctic Circle

By Joseph Luster

Offering a bit of a change of pace, and location, from our typically WWII-only take on upcoming games is Paradox Interactive’s Naval War: Arctic Circle, developed by Turbo Tape Games. Read more