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Hero of the Soviet Union Developer Note #3: The Campaign

Although it has been a couple of weeks since my last update, work on Hero of the Soviet Union has progressed in sketching out some of the general game concepts. 459 more words

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Rare letter from Einstein thanks American who helped Jews escape Nazi Germany

CHICAGO, Ill. — In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote “thank you notes” to a few people for helping Jews to escape Nazi Germany. While historians only knew about two of those letters, a third recently surfaced in Chicago, according to… 253 more words

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Ralph Joseph Imhoff

Birth:
11 November 1919

Death:
25 February 1999

Veteran of:
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Trumbull - Dear Gang - A Walk to the Witherwar - January, 1944

Alfred Duryee Guion (Grandpa)

Trumbull, Conn. January 30, 1944

Dear Gang:

Picture the scene as I sit in the alcove this Sunday afternoon having just finished smoking one of the cigars Lad sent as a Christmas gift (I’ll have one of Dick’s Brazilian cigars later.) I am seated at the new typewriter desk (Elizabeth’s gift) facing the French window. 610 more words

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Battle of Iwo Jima

In the words of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, “Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” The relentless 36-day assault to seize the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese began on February 19, 1945. 1,380 more words

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SoS Narvik: Turn 1 (April 8 - 11, 1940)

I was recently reminded of the conundrum that Alan and I were in regarding landing float planes in hexes that are interdicted by warships. It seems to me that any float plane that lands within reach of warships is a sitting duck while it unloads, yet the rules are silent in this regard. 2,425 more words

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Rare Letter from Einstein Thanks American Who Helped Jews Escape Nazi Germany

CHICAGO, Ill. — In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote “thank you notes” to a few people for helping Jews to escape Nazi Germany. While historians only knew about two of those letters, a third recently surfaced in Chicago, according to… 252 more words

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