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The Eternal Call Of Duty

By Joseph Luster

After only a few days on store shelves, Modern Warfare 2, the latest in Activision’s lucrative line of first-person shooters, was already pushing absurd numbers. Read more

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Tactical Air Evolution

By Allyn Vannoy

On New Year’S Day 1945, Brig. Gen. Anthony G. McAuliffe, temporary commander of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, visited the XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) “Raiders” group. Read more

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Rewriting History the Wolfenstein Way

By Joseph Luster

Creative minds have been coming up with ways to mess with the events of World War II for some time, well before Quentin Tarantino took us through a reality warp and rearranged Hitler’s face with Inglourious Basterds. Read more

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Life After Death

By Mason B. Webb

Author Richard Bessel’s latest book is, without doubt, a monumental work that goes in depth to chart Germany’s progress from a flattened, vilified foe to a bulwark in Europe’s efforts to resist Communist expansion and takeover. Read more

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Keeping World War II Alive

Dear Editor,

This magazine is amazing! One of the best out there, and by far the most interesting.

I’ve had a fascination with World War II for years. Read more

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The Lucky Lit. Wit Daniel Defoe

By Roy Morris Jr.

When the Duke of Monmouth began his doomed, quixotic march across southern England in the summer of 1685, one of the few volunteers to join him from royal-dominated London was a 24-year-old hosiery merchant and trader named Daniel Defoe. Read more

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Hearts of Iron III

By Eric T. Baker

When you sit down to start a game of Hearts of Iron III for the PC from Paradox Interactive, you can choose any year from 1936 to 1948 and play one of 150 different countries. Read more

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Rescuing Nazi Plunder

By Mason B. Webb

Besides being a destroyer of lives and cities, war also destroys precious works of art and the ancient monuments of civilization. Read more

Launched during World War II, serving throughout the Cold War, and even as a base of operations during the 9/11 tragedy, the USS Intrepid is now part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

By Peter Suciu

During World War II, the American aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) was known as “the Ghost Ship” to the Japanese Imperial Navy because every time they thought they had sunk her, “the Fighting I” came back for more. Read more

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DICE’s Battlefield 1943

By Joseph Luster

Battlefield 1943, for all its back-to-the-shores World War II familiarity, is the type of online-only game that remains relevant well past its July debut. Read more

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Paradox Interactive’s East India Company

By Eric T. Baker

Not every war is a hot one. East India Company for the PC from Paradox Interactive is a strategic trading game with tactical combat elements set during the high age of European sail and exploration. Read more

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Israel’s Assault on the USS Liberty

By Al Hemingway

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, a cargo ship built at the end of World War II and converted to an electronic surveillance vessel in 1964, was patrolling 14 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Read more

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With Warts and All

By Mason B. Webb

For most people, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stands today as the towering epitome of the ideal wartime leader: tough-talking, unflappable, judicious. Read more