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Paris Abandoned: The Realities of Armistice During World War II

by Anne Sebba Slowly, the terms of the armistice began to sink in. The French had to pay for the 300,000-strong German Army of Occupation, amounting to twenty million Reichsmarks per day, paid at the artificial exchange rate. This was

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The History behind the Mystery: Death in St. Petersburg

by Tasha Alexander While the principal characters in Death in St. Petersburg are fictional, there are a handful in supporting roles (beyond Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra) who were real.

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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 Risk Paid Off: Bringing War to Board Games

Risk

by Tristan Donovan In the early 1950s Albert Lamorisse, who would later win an Academy Award for his 1956 film The Red Balloon, devised a war game called La Conquête du Monde, or the Conquest of the World, during a

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Alexander Cochrane and the Enduring Myths of the War of 1812

War of 1812

By Willard Sterne Randall The War of 1812, often called “the forgotten conflict,” is probably the least understood American war. Just as frequently, it is described as the Second War of American Independence. This is because of a persistent fallacy

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