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Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 24 – 26, 1944

Leyte Gulf

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab In terms of tonnage of warships deployed, the battle of Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle ever fought. Incredibly engaging 282 vessels as well as 180,000 sailors and pilots. The Imperial

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The Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers: This Divided Island

Tamil Tigers

by Samantha Subramanian In conversations about politics in Sri Lanka, and therefore in conversations about the war and the peace, rumor forms the chief currency. Everybody appears to have their own particular runnels of information, flowing from indistinct sources. Even

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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

Operation Chowhound: As Historically Important as D-Day

Operation Chowhound

by Stephen Dando-Collins Seventy years ago, in February, 1945, 3.5 million Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland, in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, were facing starvation after the Nazis had cut food and power, creating Holland’s ‘Hunger Winter’

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Posted in Military History

In Praise of Fear: from an American Warrior

American Warrior

by Gary O’Neal “Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” Native American Proverb I think it was Hamlet who said, “Fear makes cowards of us all.” Now, I don’t

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