July 2003

Volume 2, No. 4

A German infantry soldier advances during an attack on the enemy. Photo originally appeared in Signal magazine, No. 14, July 1942. Courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library.

July 2003

WWII History, Dispatches

Spectacular Magazine

Dear Editor,

To put it simply, WWII History is a spectacular magazine.

Nowhere else can one find such well-researched, clear, or concise articles as the ones found on your pages. Read more

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

July 2003

WWII History, Profiles

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

Japanese troops advance through the rubble of a destroyed building in Shanghai on October 29, 1937. Young Marine Captain Evans Carlson witnessed the onslaught.

July 2003

WWII History, Top Secret

Creating the OSS: FDR’s Network of Personal Spies

By Peter Kross

One of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s longtime interests was the hidden world of espionage. In the months before the United States entered World War II, the commander-in-chief was dabbling in the covert world of intelligence-gathering, using a number of trusted personal friends as his own private eyes and ears around the globe. Read more

July 2003

WWII History, Insight

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

July 2003

WWII History, Books

Henry Holt & Co’s ‘Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life’

By Michael D. Hull

An obscure U.S. Army staff officer who had never been in action, Dwight David Eisenhower was a lieutenant colonel at the age of 50 with no visible prospects for advancement in the stagnant between-the-wars promotion system. Read more