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6 Things You May Not Have Known About Nazis in America

By Arnie Bernstein In the 1930s and 1940s (and beyond) fascism and Nazi loyalty was as American as a proverbial apple pie. Never mind Hitler and his Third Reich were held in political and moral disdain by the Roosevelt administration. 

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Why We Served: Part Two

By Phil Keith In February of 2012 I wrote a piece for History Reader entitled “Why We Served”. It appeared just prior to the publication of my book Blackhorse Riders: A Desperate Last Stand, an Extraordinary Rescue Mission, and the

Posted in Military History

A Brief Discussion on the History of England with Peter Ackroyd

Michael Hoak: The history of England is full of watershed moments and events that are known to practically everyone, for better or for worse—the invasion by William of Normandy, the Magna Carta, the reign of Henry VIII, and the Gunpowder

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50 Years Later: Images from the March on Washinton

By Kitty Kelley On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans descended on Washington, D.C. to participate in what would become a watershed moment of the Civil Rights Movement. Legendary photographer Stanley Tretick was there with his camera to

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Hidden Warbirds: Rare Warbirds in Unusual Places

By: Nicholas A. Veronico Lucky Finds Some people don’t believe in luck, while others think that luck is what you make of it. Those who believe they can influence their luck know that this superpower is made up of five

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