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Who Really was America’s First Flying Ace: The Case for Eddie Rickenbacker

First Lieutenant E. V. Eddie Rickenbacker, 94th Aero Squadron, American ace, standing up in his Spad plane. Near Rembercourt, France in the Fall of 1918. Image in the public domain via OPA - Online Public Access

by John F. Ross In Spring of 1918, during World War I, two American pilots entered a fierce competition to become the first ace in American service by shooting down five confirmed enemy airships. They both couldn’t have been cut

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Game Must Go On: The Great Days of Baseball During WWII

Without Hank Greenberg in the lineup, the Detroit Tigers struggled throughout the season to draw the crowds of the previous prewar years. Image in the public domain via Tripleinthegap.wordpress.com

by John Klima The war years have often been characterized as a void in time where nothing significant happened. In fact, the war years featured some great teams, great races, great players and great stories and sparked a transformation that

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Posted in Military History, Modern History, Sports History

First Over There: America’s First Battle of World War One

Battle of Cantigny - First Over There

by Matthew Davenport In the early morning sunshine of the fourth spring of World War One, young lieutenants climbed onto the dirt parapets of their trenches, blew their whistles, and led riflemen “over the top” and across no-man’s-land into battle.

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Infamy: A Q&A With Author Richard Reeves

Infamy

The History Reader Infamy is the latest work by bestselling author Richard Reeves. It begins in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, an event that inflamed the nation and drew the United States into the Second World War.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Remembering the Stories of the Holocaust

by The History Reader This year, during the 70th anniversary marking the end of the Holocaust and the beginning of Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—we remember the stories that shed light on one of the darkest periods in contemporary history.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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