WW II History

From the re-occupation of the Rhineland, the Italio-Ethiopian War, Spanish Civil War, and Japanese invasion of China to the actual opening of formal hostilities in Poland in 1939 running six bloody years until VJ Day in 1945, the WW II history section covering the Greatest Generation and their fight against fascism is dedicated.

Monty and Patton: Unfriendly Allies

On August 17, 1943, grinning American troops from the 3rd Infantry Division greeted British commandoes as they entered the city of Messina, on the...

Bergen-Belsen: Hell on Earth

A World War Two veteran remembers the hell and horror that laid in wait the day the Allies liberated the notorious Nazi concentration...

Operation Mincemeat and the Man Who Never Was

One frustrating problem facing the planners of Operation Husky was the fact that Sicily, sitting like a stepping stone between North Africa and the...

Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain became famous as much for the aircraft that were used to fight in it as for what actually happened during...

Swedish Neutrality in World War II: Fact or Fiction?

The Scandinavian Kingdom of Sweden declared neutrality during the Second World War but, was it really nonaligned? Since 1815 when the Napoleonic Wars finally ended,...

The P-51 Mustang: The War-Bird that defeated the Luftwaffe

The heroic story of the P-51 Mustang has been told before. But it’s such a remarkable story that it bears retelling. No fighter plane...

Japanese Balloon Bombs of WWII: The Empire of Japan’s use of one way free...

A Coast Guard Reserve patrol boat of the “Corsair fleet” recovered from the sea around San Pedro California a water logged pile of gummed...
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For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 3

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