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World War II



  • America's M4 Sherman Tank: World War II Wonder Weapon or Blunder Weapon?

    Because of its propensity to catch fire, the Sherman soon gained several nicknames. “Tommycooker” (which was a World War I trench cooker), “Ronsons” (a la the cigarette lighter that were guaranteed in their ads to “Light up the first time, every time!”), and also what the Free Poles called “The Burning Grave.”


  • The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

    by William Loren Katz

    Today's students deserve more than a few textbook paragraphs describing the fight against fascism before 1939 while the governments of the United States, England, and France encouraged its aggressions.