Tag Archives: World War II

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

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech delivered to Congress on the eve of World War II, Norman Rockwell created four paintings depicting simple family scenes, illustrating freedoms Americans often take for granted. ... More
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