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Cecil Vandepeer Clarke: Churchill’s Secret Weapon

Cecil Vandepeer Clarke

by Giles Milton Cecil Vandepeer Clarke viewed his caravan with the sort of affection that most men reserve for their wives. He polished it, tinkered with it and buffed up its cream paintwork with generous quantities of Richfield Auto Wax.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Major Pappy Boyington: Commander of the Black Sheep Squadron

Black Sheep Squadron

Michael E. Haskew One of the legendary fighting units to emerge from the Solomon Islands Campaign, and more broadly from World War II in the Pacific, was Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214), popularly known as the Black Sheep Squadron. The

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Churchill and His Money: No More Champagne

No More Champagne

by David Lough An Introduction: Churchill and his Money This book owes its genesis to a provocative history teacher and to a scandalized grandmother. The first tried to stimulate independent thought in his fourteen-year-old pupils by describing Winston Churchill as

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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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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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