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Israel Bissell: The Bearer of Revolution

Jonathan Trumbull

by Willard Sterne Randall On April 19, 1775, a decade of ideological ferment and partisan protests over Britain’s fumbling attempts to formulate imperial trade policies finally turned into open rebellion in a deadly clash of arms between Massachusetts militiamen and British

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Owen Boyd’s Escape From Vincigliata Castle

Owen Boyd

by Mark Felton John Leeming reflected on the journey that had landed him unexpectedly in the hands of the enemy. They had taken off from RAF Stradishall near Haverhill in Suffolk on 19 November 1940 bound for Cairo via the

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The True Story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222

by Michael Golembesky The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the twenty-two men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

by Bill O’Reilly Valley Forge, Pennsylvania February 16, 1778 Mid-morning George Washington’s army is desperate. It has been a miserable winter, with rebel troops camped just eighteen miles away from the British Army, which is comfortably housed in Philadelphia. While

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A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir

by Philip Caputo The 40th-anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers

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