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Posted on Dec 16, 2005 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features

Thieves of Baghdad – Book Review

Thieves of Baghdad is the perfect volume to pick up if your recent reading material has placed you in a bit of a rut. It is one of those rare books that will keep you guessing as to what lies ahead on the next page (or even paragraph). It is a book that will inform, entertain, and make you think. Is there anything more you would want from a book?

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Posted on Nov 25, 2005 in Front Page Features, War College

Chosin Reservoir ’50

It has been 55 years since the Marines "attacked in another direction" during the campaign around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. Wild Bill Wilder gives us some insight into this very personal battle against terrain, the bitter cold, and the swarming Chinese.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2005 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

Remembrance Day

The poppy is an international symbol of those who died in war, and was first remarked upon by an early 19th century writer during the Napoleonic wars. He noted that the fields, barren prior to battle, had exploded with the blood-red flowers when the fighting had ceased.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Europe Aflame Interactive Combat Story: Episode IV

On the morning of July 7, 1940, the invasion of England began. Airdrops by the Fallschirmjager disrupted the road and rail networks in key locations across the island, thus delaying an Allied response, and succeeded in capturing the airfields to the west of Norwich, which left the Allied defenders cutoff from reinforcement. Just as word was coming in of the success of the drops, the invasion of the beaches began in earnest. With a massive preperatory bombardment from both the Kriegsmarine and Regia Marina, the Germans hit the stunned British defenders just south of Norwich and were able to easily force their way ashore, completely overrunning the ill-prepared garrison division.

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