April 2015

Volume 14, No. 3

Cover: Private Jesse K. Fennell of the 101st Air- borne Division, and his dog, “Dud,” return from two months of fighting in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden. Photograph: National Archives.

April 2015

WWII History

Joseph Bale: Naval Ensign at Iwo Jima

By Matt Broggie

“There’s no greater feeling in the world than seeing Old Glory in a winning position.” Twenty-one-year-old U.S. Navy Ensign Joseph Bale watched the American flag raising on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi from aboard the attack transport USS Dickens County Texas. Read more

April 2015

WWII History

American Eagles Over Dieppe

By David Alan Johnson

All the pilots of No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron, Royal Air Force, had been ordered to report to the briefing room on the afternoon of August 18, 1942. Read more

April 2015

WWII History, Editorial

WWII Espionage: Eric Arthur Roberts, Britain’s Quiet Hero

By Michael E. Haskew

Many times in war otherwise obscure individuals are called upon to take extreme risks in service to their country, and more often than any casual observer may ever know, the heroic deeds of these individuals remain in the shadows, forgotten footnotes or even totally lost due to the passage of time and the continuing sweep of history. Read more

April 2015

WWII History, Insight

Axis Powers: The Infamous Tripartite Pact

By Blaine Taylor

On the evening of September 26, 1940, American radio announcer and journalist William L. Shirer noted in his later famous Berlin Diary that the next day Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano would arrive there from Rome, adding that most people thought it was for the announcement that Francisco Franco’s Spain was entering the war on the side of the Axis. Read more

April 2015

WWII History, Books

The Class the Stars Fell

By Christopher Miskimon

June 12, 1915, was a day of enormous portent for the United States of America, though at the time it passed without great remark. Read more

April 2015

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

Game Reviews: Sniper Elite’s Zombie Army Trilogy

by Joseph Luster

Oxford-based developer Rebellion Games—whose credits range from 1994’s Alien vs. Predator to 2012’s NeverDead and beyond—is giving shooter fans another chance to take in the Sniper Elite stand-alone Nazi Zombie Army games in the handy Zombie Army Trilogy collection. Read more