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Hermann Göring

A hero fighter pilot of World War I, Hermann Göring was an early member of the Nazi party and close associate of Adolf Hitler. Göring held numerous positions in the Nazi hierarchy, and chief among these was the post of commander of the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, during World War II. As the war progressed, Göring fell somewhat out of favor with Hitler as his promises proved hollow. The Luftwaffe failed to disrupt the evacuation of Commonwealth troops at Dunkirk or to gain control of the skies over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain. The Luftwaffe was unable to deliver enough supplies to sustain the encircled Sixth Army at Stalingrad, and Allied bombers raided German cities despite Göring’s promise that such raids would never occur. After the war, Göring was convicted of war crimes during the Nuremberg Trials and sentenced to death. He cheated the hangman by committing suicide.

Deadly Duel for an Italian Mountain

Deadly Duel for an Italian Mountain

By Christopher Miskimon
Dusk came early as they boarded the convoy of trucks, their olive-drab forms softened by baggy trousers and heavy field jackets.
The 2nd Regiment, 1st Special Service Force (1st SSF) was leaving its barracks at Santa Maria, Italy, for the village of Presenzano, 37 miles north of Naples and   More »

Bloodbath in Aachen

Bloodbath in Aachen

With weapons at the ready, the American squad advanced cautiously on both sides of the tree-lined boulevard toward the German strongpoint in Aachen. Buildings pummeled by Allied shells had toppled to the ground, sending concrete and bricks spilling into the street. Hardly a structure remained intact as a result of   More »



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World War I Doughboys’ Bloody Baptism

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