WWII Quarterly

Summer 2017

Volume 8, No. 4

COVER: Legendary German General Erwin Rommel, photographed in North Africa in January 1942.
Photo: © SZ Photo/The Image Works

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly, Editorial

Remembering a Day of Remembrance

By Flint Whitlock

This year, as I have done almost every year for the past 30 years, I took part in the Memorial Day ceremony at the 10th Mountain Division War Memorial near the division’s former training area high up in the Colorado Rockies. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly, WWII Tragedy

Sinking the USS Reuben James

By Joseph Connor, Jr.

When the destroyer USS Reuben James (DD-245) was assigned to convoy duty in the North Atlantic in the autumn of 1941, its crew had a sense of foreboding and feared the worst. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

Brutal Battle for a Normandy Hill

By Mark Simmons

“At Tarnopol we endured heavy Russian fire but in Normandy we were hit again and again, day after day by British artillery that was so heavy the Frundsberg [10th SS Panzer Division “Frundsberg,” named after 16th-century German knight and general Georg Von Frundsberg] bled to death before our eyes. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

Marching Through New Georgia

By Jon Diamond

Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet, did not want another protracted campaign like he had experienced while trying to take Munda in New Georgia. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

Reassessing Rommel: Anti-Nazi Hero or Opportunist?

By Blaine Taylor

Even before the end of World War II, German General Erwin Rommel’s fame was such that he was already being elevated into the Valhalla of such legendary warriors as Hannibal against the Roman Empire, Napoleon during his defensive campaigns of 1813-1814, and Robert E. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

By John M. Khoury

The author is a self-described “tough kid from Brooklyn” who enlisted in the U.S. Army’s Enlisted Reserve program in October 1942, hoping to complete his college education before being called up for active duty. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

Combat Photographers: Shooting the War

By Susan Zimmerman

Much of what we know today about World War II are the visual images—both still and moving—that combat photographers took to document all phases of this costly human tragedy. Read more

Summer 2017

WWII Quarterly

The Forgotten Fleet

By Arnold Blumberg

British naval operations in the Far East in World War II started badly and went downhill from there. Read more