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Three Games For Budding Tacticians

By Joseph Luster

There may not be a lot of big names in the modern warfare game coming out over the remainder of 2010 and the first few months of 2011, but that doesn’t mean that WWII-based titles are completely off the radar. Read more

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Skeletons Disguised as Humans

By Al Hemingway

Just months after General Douglas MacArthur made his way from Philippines via PT-boat to reach Australia, Allied forces, mostly composed of Australian and native troops, took the offensive against the enemy to New Guinea. Read more

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Heavy Fire: Special Operations

By Joseph Luster

Developer Teyon’s downloadable Heavy Fire: Special Operations offers a potentially promising mixture of elements that have fused together seamlessly in the past. Read more

Having fatally shot King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, assassin Vlado Chernozem- ski is struck by a saber- wielding mounted policeman as he clings to the running board of the king’s car.

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The Assassination Of King Alexander

By Blaine Taylor

Dreams of “Yugo Slavia” or South Slavia, began in the 1860s, and by World War I intellectuals in the region pined away for a Greater Serbia that would stretch east from the Black Sea to the Aegean, uniting all Serbs. Read more

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La Chanson de Roland

The Song of Roland is an epic retelling of a supposed encounter between the Franks and the Muslim occupiers of Christian Spain. Read more

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Lieutenant Creswell Garlington

Dear Editor:

I would like to commend you, your staff, and Mr. Frank Chadwick on the excellent article entitled “King Company at Bloody Lindern” in the June/July edition of WWII History. Read more

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Top German Strategist

By Al Hemingway

When British military historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart interviewed high-ranking German Army officers after the World War II had ended, almost to the man they agreed that one individual stood head and shoulders above everyone else—Field Marshal Erich Von Manstein. Read more

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The Last Stand Myth

By Al Hemingway

The Alamo in San Antonio has long been referred to as the “Cradle of Liberty” for modern-day Texas. Read more

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Who Killed Ambrose Bierce?

Besides his many proven crimes, Mexican guerrilla leader Pancho Villa was also accused in some circles of being responsible for one of the most celebrated disappearances in American history—the vanishing of controversial author-journalist Ambrose Bierce in December 1913. Read more

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World War II Through The Window Of E3 2010

By Joseph Luster

Though recent years have seen a bit of a back-and-forth with the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles—big changes transformed the convention into a smaller, more exclusive event, only to completely rebound—things are more or less back to normal. Read more

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Fooling the Germans

By Al Hemingway

After the successful invasion of North Africa in November 1942, Allied planners immediately set to work developing a strategy to deliver a new offensive blow against Nazi Germany. Read more

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Remembering Our Veterans—Individually

Dear Editor:

As I sat down to write a newspaper article for Memorial Day, I wasn’t sure where to start. With recent news of our history, and in turn on our veterans, under assault by a casino at Gettysburg and Wal-Mart at The Wilderness, I wasn’t sure how to best honor our veterans for their sacrifices to this country. Read more

The nonclassical building that houses the Athens War Museum stands out in the traditionally classical Greek capital.

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The Athens War Museum

By Peter Suciu

While not a major military power today, from the time of the classical age through the Middle Ages, Greece was the center of several major military dynasties. Read more

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Harry Truman’s Military Carrer

By Al Hemingway

When people mention President Harry S. Truman, they instantly think of him as the president who made the monumental decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan. Read more

An African American soldier stands watch over a Union 12-pounder during the Civil War.

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The 1st and 2nd Cavalry Regiments Before the Civil War

It is an irony of war that the model 1857 gun-howitzer that Union artillerists used to help turn the tide at Gettysburg was the brainchild of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, who championed the development of the new field piece while serving as secretary of war under Franklin Pierce. Read more

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Joy Ride on a C-47!

Dear Editor:

I want offer a few words of thanks to Sam McGowan for his story and contribution to WWII History. Read more