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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill: England’s Lion

Winston Churchill was arguably the most quotable world leader of all time–and never more so than during the darkest days of World War II. As Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe pummeled London and other English cities with bombs in the early days of the war, Churchill’s inspirational messages conveyed inexorable courage and steadfastness to the people of […]

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WWII German Pistols: The Forgotten Sidearms

As World War II began in 1939, Germany amassed the most powerful and organized fighting force the modern world had ever seen. With one hundred infantry and six armored divisions, they were well equipped for the blitzkrieg (lightning war) that would overwhelm Europe and move through Russia a year later. Which WWII German pistols played […]

george patton

General George Patton: America’s General

Outspoken. Brilliant. Arrogant. Spiritual. Vulgar. These are just a handful of the adjectives attached to George Patton, all of which described him accurately at one time or another. A complicated man, Patton was a Christian (Episcopal), yet he often studied the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita. He prayed to a personal God and turned to […]

praise the lord and pass the ammunition

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” Like many others, you may have wondered where it came from.  Some older adults will recall hearing it in the hit song from 1942. Associating it with America’s involvement in World War II. Others will have heard the phrase occasionally without giving much […]

General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur: Quartermaster General

General Douglas MacArthur was a man of rare antinomy. While his bravery is legendary, historians equally well-documented his failures. President Trump called MacArthur his favorite military leader, however, President Harry Truman was not enamored. Having removed him from command during the Korean War because he “wouldn’t respect the authority of the President.” In an article […]