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The Greatest POW Escape in American History

Greatest Escape in American History

by Stephen Dando-Collins Eisenhower’s aide, Patton’s son-in-law, Hemingway’s son: The Greatest POW Escape in American History Tall, thin Lieutenant Craig D. Campbell, from Austin, Texas was among the first Americans to arrive at the Nazi’s Oflag 64 POW camp at Schubin,

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Posted in Military History

Nominating Our Best History Books 2016

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As we close in on the end of of the year, we list our best history books of 2016. Over the course of 2016 we published some incredible stories. Everything from military bravery and historic events to unique little known stories that we

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Takeo Yoshikawa: The Japanese Spy at Pearl Harbor

Takeo Yoshikawa

by Nicholas Best When the task force slipped out of port on December 5, 1941, a man calling himself Tadashi Morimura watched from a few hundred yards away to the north. He was careful not to write anything down, but

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Posted in Military History

Colonel Peter Ortiz and the Covert Marines

Colonel Peter Ortiz

Michael E. Haskew Among the most compelling and least known U.S. Marine exploits of World War II is the saga of 41 intrepid Marines who served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the European Theater. The covert Marines

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Posted in Military History

Life Inside the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

Theresienstadt

by David Cesarani Until the mass eviction of German Jews to Theresienstadt, the ghetto-camp had a predominantly Czech Jewish character. At the end of 1941 it accommodated 7,545 Jews from Prague and Brno. Over the next six months 26,524 Jews

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Posted in Military History, Modern History
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