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Articles by Colin Fraser:

The Pacific Island Hopping Strategy: Taking Eniwetok Atoll

In the Marshall Islands, that small idyllic chain of tropical paradises, there exists a small atoll that stretches out some  80 km. The sand and coral…

Banzai Charges From the Tunnels During The 1945 Battle of Corregidor Island

On March 7th, 1945, American General Douglas MacArthur walked on Corregidor Island for the first time since he slipped off its shores under cover of…

White Rose: The German Anti-Nazi Activists Who Were Beheaded In 1943

Across Germany and especially in Munich, the city where they were most active, people remember and honor, by naming streets, monuments, even a top literary…

The Russian KV Tank and Its Crew That Stopped The German Advance for a Full Day

On June 22, 1941, Germany and the Axis powers commenced Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union along a 2,900 km front with a…

The Dawn Of The Submarine: German U-9 Sank 3 British Cruisers in 90 Minutes, 22 September 1914

There are many unflattering labels to apply to the disastrous events in the North Sea early in the morning of September 22nd, 1914. Certainly, for…

Operations Anger and Cannonshot, Missions Of Liberation In The Netherlands

In early Spring of 1945, the Western Allies prepared to cross the Rhine, invading Germany and the areas still under the control of the Third…

The Luftwaffe Self Destruct Mission: Operation Bodenplatte – January 1st 1945

For the German Luftwaffe, World War II all but ended on January 1st, 1945 with their last, desperate attempt to strike back against the Ally’s…

Facts About the Battle of Ia Drang (We Were Soldiers)

In 1954, the French decided to draw their struggles in what was once called French Indochina to a close. From then until the end of…

George H. Bush Narrowly Escaped Being Executed & Eaten By The Japanese in WWII

In September 1944, the USS Finback submarine surfaced a few miles off the coast of Chichi Jima, an island some 700 miles South of Tokyo.…

Australia’s Pearl Harbor – The Bombing of Darwin By Hundreds of Japanse Aircraft

At 9:58 AM, February 19th, 1942, the humming drone of Japanese fighters and bombers was heard over Darwin, Australia. The residents, soldiers, and sailors of…

Orde Wingate: Daring, Eccentric, and Unconventional, a Fascinating Fighter of WWII

Orde Wingate was a British officer who served in colonial territories and World War II, reaching the rank of Major General before his death on…

Was It Really A War Crime – Thousands of Germans Died in American POW Camps In 1945

For all but fringe debaters on the subject, the book is closed. The horror and death caused by maltreatment or murder in German, Japanese and…