February 2016

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How the Sons of Bitche Got Their Name

Just how strong was France’s Maginot Line? The Century Division arrived to find out–and to give hell to the Germans defending it. By Edward G. Longacre

Mission to Meet Mao

Chiang Kai-shek was America’s ally. But what if Communists, not Chiang, ruled postwar China? In 1944, America decided to get to know them. By Andrew Lam

Scrapping History

It took a lot of steel to fight the war. A nationwide recycling scramble brought in everything from empty cans to Civil War cannons to a car shot up by John Dillinger’s gangsters. By David A. Norris.

The 700-Mile Air Raid

Nine hours was an eternity in a fighter cockpit. The emptiness between Iwo Jima and Japan wore a pilot down. Then came the enemy planes. By Robert F. Dorr




A Note from Our Editor


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks


Kathryn Grayson


The US Army Quartermaster Museum

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I Was There

“Things Aren’t Normal at All”

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

Watch on the Rhine

78 RPM

The Polka Sisters

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


PT Boat Hero, Fallen Friend