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The Battle of St. Vith

Tanks at the Battle of St. Vith

First published on Warfare History Network, the article "The Battle of St. Vith" by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, recounts one of the critical battles fought during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944. Read More

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The WWI – WWII Connection

Germans at Compiegn WWII

Historian Mark Bielski shares the little known story of two historic surrenders, 22 years apart. These events, one of which occurred during WWI and the other, WWII, turned out to be pivotal moments in both wars. Read More

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The 90th Division Comes of Age

90th US Infantry Division Monument Utah Beach

“The 90th Division Comes of Age,” an article by our historian Kevin Hymel, tells the story of the one of the worst infantry divisions in the U.S. Army, which turned itself around during the drive across France. Read More

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History Happenings: This Month in History

Bomb Damage in Malta WWII

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.” – Stephen E. Ambrose It is in this spirit that director and historian Mark Bielski shares some of the interesting historical events that occurred during WWII and the Civil War during … Read More

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Memories of D-Day From the Men Who Fought

American Soldiers on Normandy beach after D-Day

Occasionally, when we are enmeshed in historical discussions about the D-Day invasions, we tend to gloss over the most important part of the Allied war machine that led us to victory in Europe in WWII: the soldiers who made it happen. To remember the heroic deeds of those men, we would like to share some … Read More

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D-Day Facts and Stats

D-Day beach landing

 D-Day, also called “Operation Overlord,” is the name given to the landing of 160,000 Allied troops in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.    “D-Day” most likely comes from the army’s use of the term “undefined day,” or the first day of any operation.   American General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the invasion.   D-Day … Read More

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Register for Our D-Day Webinar!

D-Day beach landing

We are excited to announce that our historian Kevin Hymel will be hosting a D-Day webinar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:30ET. In the webinar, D-Day: Cracking the Vierville Draw at Omaha Beach, you will learn about the powerful German defense as well as the Americans' plans to defeat them. Register now! Read More

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History Happenings: This Month in WWII, WWI and Civil War History

Paratroopers landing in Holland WWII

As Stephen Ambrose said, “The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future." In this spirit, director and historian Mark Bielski shares some interesting history happenings that occurred in the month of May during WWII, WWI and the Civil War. Read More

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A Navy Beachmaster on Omaha Beach

D-Day Landing at Omaha Beach

Historian Kevin M. Hymel's article, "Last Man In Hell: A Navy Beachmaster on Omaha Beach," originally appeared in WWII Magazine and was posted on Warfare History Network on January 23, 2017. It is a gripping account of Beachmaster Robert L. Watson's experience on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. Read More

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