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Joe Kennedy Jr.: Fallen Hero of Operation Aphrodite

Joe Kennedy Jr. - Operation Aphrodite

By Alan Axelrod Winston Churchill titled a chapter of his monumental history of World War II “The Wizard War.” It was all about the incredible technological innovations the war both produced and demanded, including such Allied advances as radar and

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

Eddie Rickenbacker-Enduring Courage

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

Hank Greenberg- The Game Must Go on

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 by Richard Reeves: A Q&A With The Author

Infamy

The History Reader – Infamy by Richard Reeves 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

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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