April 2007

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The battling bastards of Bataan

They were starving, sick. Many were untrained. Their weapons were obsolete. And their top general lived elsewhere. Bataan’s defenders were truly on their own. By Richard SassamanFull story

March through Hell

Sixty-five years later, the cruelty inflicted on the helpless US and Filipino POWs during the Bataan Death March remains as shocking as ever. By Brian John Murphy

Guarding the home skies

When the Army Air Corps flew off to war, the civilian volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol filled the void left behind–even driving Nazi subs from US coasts. By Drew Ames. Full story

All aboard!

The whole country seemed to squeeze onto trains during the war, making railroads a rolling snapshot of wartime America. By Tom Huntington

Cloak and dagger army: The OSS

Spies and saboteurs, rakes and femmes fatales, scientists and radicals: they all fought for Allied victory under the Office of Strategic Services. By John Stanchak. Full story

To top it off, visit the new National Museum of the Marine Corps, read more diary entries from a gritty medical unit rolling toward Germany, and check out the couples on the dance floor doing the jitterbug.