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Today in World War II History


On 26 Jul 1943, Adolf Hitler’s office made a call to  Otto Skorzeny’s office to discuss the rescue of Benito Mussolini, who had just been ousted in Italy and placed under arrest. 241 more words

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Meet the Author- James Streckfuss

With the arrival of James Streckfuss’ EYES ALL OVER THE SKIES: Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War, we thought we’d take a few minutes to get to know the author. 872 more words

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Remembering D-Day 72 Years Later

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. 147 more words

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75 Years Later, the Denmark Strait Debate continues

When the German battleship Bismarck sank HMS Hood on May 24, 1941, it sent shock waves across Britain and the empire.

The blast of heavy shells between the behemoths resonated both in Whitehall and Berlin. 641 more words

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LINCOLN'S BOLD LION at the Woodville Festival

LINCOLN’S BOLD LION  author James Huffstodt performed in character last weekend as an old Civil War veteran who knew General Hardin. He was featured during the Woodville (Fl.) Festival at the Woodville Library near Tallahassee, an annual event  and celebration of the history and people of Woodville Florida that includes music, historical re-enactors, literature, plays, demonstrations, and vendors of all kinds. 58 more words

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Who was Lincoln's Lion?

La Salle native and 1965 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, James Huffstodt of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of a recently released biography of one of Illinois’s most heroic Civil War generals who was also a personal protégé of President Abraham Lincoln. 778 more words

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