While the British defense of Crete in May 1941 was considered a military failure, it altered Hitler’s future tactics.

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Beyond All Praise: British Defense of Crete

By Jon Diamond

Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith, serving as a liaison to Lt. Gen. Richard O’Connor during Operation Compass, the Western Desert campaign, traveled to General Archibald Wavell’s Middle East Command headquarters in Cairo on February 12, 1941, to seek permission to advance British XIII Corps farther west to Tripoli after the total victory over the Italian Xth Army at Beda Fomm, which gave Britain and her Commonwealth Allies control of the Cyrenaican half of Libya. Read more

Radio controlled B-17s proved to be deadly and ahead of their time.

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Operation Aphrodite

By Mason B. Webb

When it came to advanced military technology in World War II, arguably no one was better at it than Nazi Germany, whose scientists Adolf Hitler keep busy trying to invent the ultimate “super weapon” capable of defeating his enemies. Read more

German airborne troops finally secured the island Crete following a pitched battle for Maelem airfield.

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ANZACs at Maleme

By David H. Lippman

“Maleme. 20th May, 1941. Usual Mediterranean summer day. Cloudless sky, no wind, extreme visibility; e.g., details on mountains 20 miles to the southeast easily discernible.” Read more

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Preview: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

By Joseph Luster

The developers at Firaxis are currently hard at work on the next entry in the Civilization series, which should be nearing its worldwide October 21 launch date by the time this is in the hands of readers. Read more

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Game Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

 

By Joseph Luster

PUBLISHER Activision • GENRE Shooter • System (s) PC, PS4, Xbox One •Available Now

Activision ruffled a few feathers when it restricted access to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered to those who purchased Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Read more

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Game Preview – Call of Duty: WWII

By Joseph Luster

Even with the added bonus of fan-favorite and critical darling Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in the mix, it’s no secret that the last entry, Infinite Warfare, had some trouble attracting players. Read more

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Preview – Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

By Joseph Luster

The cold and ruthless silence of sniping mixes even further with high-tech solutions and ghost-like infiltration in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 27, 2017. Read more