Tag Archives: World War II

The Great Decision: Eisenhower Makes The Call

In 1944, Dwight Eisenhower launched history’s biggest military operation against Nazi Germany. He had planned exhaustively for every contigency, right down to the details, to throw the Germans off-balance and create a foothold in Europe. But all his planning was headed for failure because a new, impersonal, unexpected enemy had arrived. Now he had to […] ... More

I Know the Girl in That Photo!

Our attention was brought to an intriguing 1949 article (“They Do Anything to Get Into the U.S.A.”) by an equally intriguing current-day story. A gentleman was researching the genealogy of his wife’s family and found a photo torn from a magazine, which lead to us…eventually. ... More

How Montgomery Smashes Rommel

Alan Moorehead (July 22, 1910 — September 29, 1983) was a famous war correspondent during the second World War before becoming a widely respected historian. This article, which depicts the nature of desert warfare, commemorates Moorehead’s 100th anniversary birthday this Thursday. ... More

The One-Man Army

Ever hear of a one-man army? Neither had we until we received an intriguing letter from a World War II veteran who was the entire “garrison” on strategically important Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. He was featured in a 1945 article called “The War’s Cushiest Billet.” ... More
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