December 2009

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The Bulge

Gis pressed on through snow, mud, woods, and constant combat to crush Adolf Hitler’s last hope: a winter invasion in Belgium’s great forest. By Eric Ethier

Thankful anyway

There were empty seats at the table, and there was plenty to worry about. But that didn’t stop WWII Americans from observing Thanksgiving Day. By Patrice Crowley

Secret war south of the border

Even before the United States formally joined the war, an army of G-men, code-crackers, and diplomats battled Nazis in Latin America. By Sharon M. Hannon

‘Hi Joe’

Joe Kushner’s clandestine poolroom beneath his general store was where the local boys hung out. When war called them away, they stayed connected to home by sending Joe a flood of postcards. By Jim Kushlan with George Kushner

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