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“Suicidal Obstinacy”: Max Hastings And Irish Neutrality In The Second World War

The title comes from American writer Joe Dees, who so described the policy of Irish neutrality in the Second World War. I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while, but it was the book this quotation was … Continue reading

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Major Richard Winters: A Hero, A Benchmark

It is unnecessary for me to recall the amazing service record of one Major Richard “Dick” Winters, 101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Perhaps it is enough to display his commendation record: Distinguished Service Cross Two Bronze Stars Purple Heart Presidential … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Stalingrad

The bloodiest war in history turned on this point. Name: The Battle of Stalingrad The War: Second World War When: July 1942 -February 1943 Where: The city of Stalingrad (today Volgograd) and its surrounding environs, southern USSR (today Russian Federation) … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Pearl Harbor

A day of infamy that made the victim a superpower. Name: The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Also known as the Raid on or Battle of Pearl Harbor). The War: World War II When: 7 December 1941 Where: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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