April 2014

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GIs ‘Invade’ England

War-weary Brits saw the Americans as unsoldierly, extravagant. But as they prepared to cross the Channel together to drive the Germans out of France, Brits and Yanks became fast friends. By Brian John Murphy

Ram! Ram! Ram!

For months, Allied shipping ran scared from U-boats. One night in the icy North Atlantic, a US Coast Guard skpper figured out how to beat them. Or did he? By George Cholewczynski

The Pacifist Division

Men of the Civilian Public Service didn’t fight the enemy. But their war was still a struggle—with hostile neighbors, thankless tasks, and high-risk assignments. By Robert Gabrick and Barbara Markham

Morale in a 12-Ounce Can

Meats, veggies, and boxed rations fed the fighting man’s body. Beer fed his spirit—but getting it wasn’t easy.




Notes from our Editor: “The Fighting Amish?”


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

Horse Racing


Margie Stewart


The Home Ernie Pyle Left Behind
Website of the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum

I Was There

The Old Army Meets Blitzkrieg

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

The Caine Mutiny

78 RPM

Perry Como

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


He Kept Red Tails Flying