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U.S. landing craft churn through the rough waters of the English Channel toward the coast of Normandy. The morning haze and the smoke ofå battle blow across the beaches, while some soldiers have already disembarked and wade the last few feet to shore.

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“We’ll Start the War from Here”

By Roy Morris Jr.

Peering through the predawn darkness at the slowly emerging shoreline 300 yards away, the little man with the famous name prepared once again to set foot in France as a soldier of the liberation. Read more

Residents of an English town gather around an Army band to listen to their favorite songs in Band Concert by Olin Dows. Many of the songs that were written and performed during World War II are standards today.

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World War II Music

By Sheldon Winkler

Some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the 20th century was written during World War II. Read more

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General Andrei Vlasov

Dear Editor:

I was considering whether to renew my subscription to WWII History. I then received the January 2004 issue and noticed the article, “Free French Stand at Bir Hachiem,” by Edward L. Read more

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NYT’s Living History of World War II

By Michael D. Hull

Tensions were high among expectant crowds gathering on the evening of August 14, 1945, in New York City’s Times Square, where news bulletins had streaked across the electronic “zipper” sign high on the Times Tower since 1928. Read more

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Japanese Aircraft Carrier

Dear WWII History:

There was a significant identification error on page 78 of the November 2003 issue. The Japanese aircraft carrier shown in the photograph was identified as the Hiryu, whereas, in fact, it is the Kaga. Read more

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P-38 Lightning Restored

By Jim Opalka

Only a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor a 24-four-year-old pilot, Lieutenant Brad McManus, scanned the sky as he was taught to do as an air cadet. Read more

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A. Jay Cristol’s ‘The Liberty Incident’

By Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.)

On June 8, 1967, during the height of the Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab adversaries, the USS Liberty was attacked apparently without warning while in international waters in the eastern Mediterranean. Read more

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Guns at Bear Paw

Dear Editor:

In an excellent Military Heritage (December 2003) article about the Gatling gun, A.B. Feuer indicates that a Gatling gun was used at the Battle of the Bear Paw from September 30-October 5, 1877. Read more

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Commandos and Ghosts

By Eric T. Baker

World War II continues to be very hot on the video game front. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin puts the player in command of an elite unit of Special Forces behind enemy lines in Europe. Read more

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The Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni

By Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.)

Success in combat and life and death on the battlefield may often owe to the manpower, materiel, or logistics superiority of one opponent over the other. Read more

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Colonel Charles Hunter

Dear Editor,

I would like to make some corrections to Michael Hull’s otherwise excellent article, “Frank Merrill’s Jungle Trek” (July 2003). Read more