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When most Americans think of the World War II battle for Iwo Jima – if they think of it at all, 75 years later – they think of one image: Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi. more
The “tan soldiers,” as the black press affectionately called them, were also for the most part left out of the triumphant narrative of America’s “Greatest Generation.” more
The Christmas truce took place on December 25th, 1914. At certain points along the line in France and Flanders, British and German soldiers met between their trenches, shaking hands, sharing stories, and posing for photographs. more
Elisabeth Basford’s recent biography of Mary (the first for a century) has cast new light on this reticent, shy but dedicated young woman. Basford rebranded her as the “first modern princess”. more
Fortunately for the United States, all three Pacific fleet carriers were out at sea on training maneuvers. These giant aircraft carriers would have their revenge against Japan six months later at the Battle of Midway. more
By Christopher B. Daly, Professor of Journalism, Boston University There’s quite a story behind the story of the end of the fighting in World War II in Europe. As we observe another Memorial Day, … more
Inspiration By Reggie Connell Four years ago, on Veterans Day 2016, I had an unforgettable experience that directly applies to where we are right now - in post-election 2020. A group of dentists and … more
Veteran's Day 2019 By G. Kurt Piehler, Florida State University World War I was still a living memory for most Americans when I was growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s. Aging doughboys who had … more
By Edward Gitre, Virginia Tech I can still recall the exhilaration I felt in the reading room of the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. It was mid-April 2009. I was scrolling through … more
From the History Channel At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent … more
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