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"Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe" is now available for purchase in the United Kingdom. 

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New Pictures of Carnage at Dunkirk

on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 17:43

A slew of new pictures of the often forgotten dark side of the Dunkirk rescue operation, taken by a German soldier after the battle, provide chilling evidence of the scope of the disaster suffered by Allied forces following the German invasion of Western Europe in May, 1940.

Within ten day of the German invasion, tanks from the 2nd Panzer Division had crossed the Somme River and reached the English Channel at Abbeville, completing the encirclement of approximately 1.7 million British, French, Dutch, and Belgian soldiers in an enormous pocket 120 miles long and 72 miles wide.

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Happy Veteran's Day

on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:46

On May 13, 1938 an Act of Congress established Armistice Day as a national holiday, following up on President Woodrow Wilson's November 11, 1919 proclamation of the first Armistice Day honoring American veterans who fought in WWI. Though WWI did not formally end until the Treay of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919; in the US, Armistice Day, with the armistice marking the temporary end of combat on November 11, 1918, is widely regarded as the end of the First World War.

Happy 236th Birthday US Marine Corps

on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:09

Today the United States Marine Corps celebrates 236 years of protecting US interests abroad. It has been a busy 236 years: from seizing Britain's Fort Nassau, Bahamas in March of 1776 during the Revolutionary War - the Marines first amphibious operation; to protecting US merchant shipping from pirates and foreign navies in the early years of the republic; to playing a leading role in the US march to victory against Japan in WWII's Pacific Theater of Operations; to today - with operations ongoing around the world.

Archaeological Survey on Gallipoli Battlefield

on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:04

In April of 1915 soldiers from the British Army and Commonwealth, including the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps, and French Army and Empire, landed on the Gallipoli penninsula in an effort to open the route to Russia and seize Constantinople. There they faced Turkish troops from the Ottoman Empire in a brutal campaign fought in rugged terrain featuring extensive trench systems separated at certain points by as few as 10 to 20 yards. An ongoing archaeological survey has uncovered not only artificacts from ths First World War battle, but also has led to a greater understanding of how the men

Iraq War Costs Expected to Challenge WWII

on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 16:11

World War II is widely rememberd as the most expensive war ever fought by the United States. In constant dollars, World War II's portion of our nation's GDP reached 35.8% at its height, and ultimately cost a staggering $4.1 trillion in FY2011 dollars. Many have long thought that, short of a feared WWIII, it would hardly be likely that today's unconventional wars could approach such costs. However, a recent report has found that, when it is all said and done, the war in Iraq will end up costing more, in constant FY2011 dollars, than even WWII.

University of Columbia economist Joseph Stiglitz