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Hitler’s Turkistani Soldiers – Challenging the Occultist Legends

Sometimes blue-eyed and almost always of an Asian appearance, these German Army soldiers became a myth wrapped in the occultist/esoteric legend of the “Nazi mysteries”… Paolo A. Dossena was born in 1968 and has always lived and worked between Southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. Here, he describes how the childhood discovery of a Turkistan Division shield …

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Stuart Light Tanks waiting for action near Narrabri.

An Almost Forgotten Division – 1st Australian Armoured Division

Cate Clark began her interest in the World War 2 formation, the 1st Australian Armoured Division after meeting local identity Don McDonagh. Don, almost an icon in the local community of Gunnedah (in north west New South Wales, Australia) was looking to pull together some research on the 1st Australian Armoured Division after realising that no-one in the local …

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INTERVIEW: ‘Oder Front’ series Author A. Stephan Hamilton

‘Oder Front’ author A. Stephan Hamilton takes on the ultimate researcher’s challenge – Berlin during the chaotic final months of the Second World War. Here, we take a closer look at how Volume 2 is set to break new ground – examining the operational-level detail of the German defence of the Oderfront between January and …

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Sub Lieutenant K C J Robinson, RNVR, of Crosby, Liverpool, a Commanding Officer in an X-craft at the Hydroplane controls whilst sailing in Rothesay Bay. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

The British Midget Submarine Attack on Battleship Tirpitz

By the summer of 1943, thanks to Allied victories over the U-boats worldwide and most recently against the Kriegsmarine surface fleet in the Battle of the Barents Sea, the worst of the Battle of the Atlantic crisis had passed — but it was not yet over. With regards to the surface fleet, the German Battleship Tirpitz, sister ship …

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Easter Offensive Vietnam 1972 – “Stunning in its magnitude”

The three-front Easter Offensive, launched by North Vietnam in 1972, stunned the South Vietnamese and Americans with its magnitude. Here, France’s Albert Grandolini explains how he explores this landmark campaign in the Vietnam War in two exhilarating new volumes. For many, the Vietnam War is synonymous with anti-insurgency warfare – where US soldiers tried to catch elusive …

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