The U.S. Office of Strategic Services recruited Germans to infiltrate the Third Reich.

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OSS in Germany

By John Mancini

By the autumn of 1944, most of Nazi-occupied Europe had been liberated by Allied forces. The conquering armies now faced the invasion of the German homeland. Read more

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George C. Marshall: Architect of Victory

by Michael D. Hull

President Franklin D. Roosevelt was disturbed in the autumn of 1938 by the Munich agreement, at which the rights of Czechoslovakia were signed away, and by reports of mounting air strength in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Read more

A U.S. Armored Infantry Company face the fury of the Wehrmacht’s operation NOrdwind on New Year’s Day 1945.

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New Year’s Day Defense in Alsace

 

By Allyn Vannoy

Like something out of a dream, a soldier walked into the command post. He unspooled a line of wire, hooked a field phone to it, checked the line, and handed the receiver to the officer in charge, Captain Howard Trammell, saying, “Someone wants to talk to you.” Read more