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Marshal Georgi Zhukov, right, poses with British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery after being awarded a British medal in Berlin on July 12, 1945.

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Marshal Georgi Zhukov: Hero of the Soviet Union

By Blaine Taylor

The German Wehrmacht had just invaded the Soviet Union in the predawn hours of June 22, 1941, and the chief of the Soviet General Staff, General Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, was calling the Kremlin in Moscow to alert dictator Josef Stalin, nicknamed “The Chief. Read more

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Lili Marlene

By Sheldon Winkler

The true story of “Lili Marlene,” possibly the most famous war song ever written because of its universal themes of separation, loneliness, heartbreak, hope, fear of death, and dreaming for one’s love, is varying, contradictory, and controversial. Read more

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Admiral Spruance

Dear Sir,

I have just obtained a copy of your November issue which has just found its way into my local bookshop. Read more

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The U.S. Fifth Air Force: A Strategy to Win

By Sam McGowan

Although the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was the event that served to galvanize America to fight World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt and his military advisers had pervasively decided that defeating the Japanese would be secondary to destroying the Nazi war machine in Europe. Read more

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C.R. Smith

Dear Editor:

I awaited the “Dispatches” to question why C.R. Smith’s name was not acknowledged in “Anything, Anywhere, Anytime” (July 2002) about the Air Transport Command (ATC), written by Sam McGowan. Read more

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1st Division on D-day

Dear Sirs:

I have enjoyed your new magazine for its subject matter, layout, and graphics. Your challenge is to present articles on subject matter that has been covered for many years by world-class writers such as Cornelius Ryan, Carlo d’Este, and lately Adrian Lewis about D-day. Read more

Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division fire at German troops occupying barns in the rugged mountains of northern Italy.

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Storming Riva Ridge

By Flint Whitlock

From their hiding places in the valley below, the soldiers looked up at the wall of shale looming more than 3,000 feet above them. Read more

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Air Transport Command

Dear Sir,

The article “Anything, Anywhere, Anytime” (July 2002) about the Air Transport Command (ATC), written by Sam McGowan, was excellent. Read more

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Station Hypo

A mere six months passed between the tragedy of Pearl Harbor and the triumph of U.S. naval forces during the Battle of Midway. Read more

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Four Came Home

Dear Sirs:

Regarding the article on the Doolittle Raiders attack on Japan entitled “Pearl Harbor Payback” (July 2002), there are several corrections that should be noted. Read more

Patton spent his birthday, November 11, 1944, “getting where the dead were still warm.” He enjoyed his day by snapping a photograph of a recently captured German Stu. Gesch. 111 self-propelled gun. Patton’s shadow can be seen in the picture.

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War As He Saw It

By Kevin M. Hymel

Everywhere General George S. Patton, Jr., went, from North Africa to Sicily to continental Europe, his camera swayed from his neck, ready to capture images that interested him. Read more