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Warship Builders and the Liberty Factory

Warship Builders – An Industrial History of U.S. Naval Ship Building, 1922-1945, by Thomas Heinrich (Naval Institute Press, 2021, 346pp, $29). Liberty Factory – The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon Shipyards, By by Peter J Marsh (Seaforth Publishing, 2021, 256PP, $40). Reviews by Don DeNevi Publisher’s Summary: Warship Builders is the first scholarly study …

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Axis and Allies 1942

Christmas Shopping Ideas for History and Military Buffs

Here’s our list with Christmas shopping ideas for enthusiasts with a big interest in history and military, including veterans. Our list was compiled with data, from this year, from warfare history related products which were bought the most. Books The Ghost Army of World War II “The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect …

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Members of the 77th Co, 6th Machine Gun Battalion & French poilus near Belleau Wood.

US Marines at Belleau Wood and Blanc Mont during World War 1

In 1918, World War I was in its fourth year. Imperial Russia had succumbed to the Communist Revolution and capitulated to Imperial Germany. In the West, a race against time was on. The Allies of Great Britain and France were watching with mounting concern as German armies from the Eastern Front began reinforcing those on …

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Erwin Rommel checking-out atlantikwall

Erwin Rommel assumes command of the Atlantikwall

Erwin Rommel and the Atlantikwall In the latter half of 1943, two of World War II’s most colorful and charismatic senior commanders, General George S. Patton, Jr. and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” were both out of work and in the doghouse, with their careers not only on hold, but possibly even coming to an end. Patton’s …

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Amazing Father’s Day Gifts for History and Military Buff Dads

You know your dad is too bad-ass for one more cute little coffee mug. Whether he’s a Civil War buff, fascinated with World War II, or a real-life veteran of the Vietnam War, he’ll truly appreciate the distinctive historical military and war gift ideas presented in this issue of Argunners. These thoughtful items include a …

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Maritime Communications – Communications Officer of PC-486

Unlikely Allies: Cooperation between the American Mafia & the U.S. Military during WWII

On December 7th, 1941, after years of tenuous relations with the Japanese Empire, the United States found itself under siege.  Pearl Harbor, the home of the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet, had been virtually annihilated.  The United States at once was at war with a foe that possessed a marked naval advantage.  While the United …

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bridge of the Abraham Crijnssen, almost totally obscured by the layers of concealing foliage. (Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

When the Dutch Warship Abraham Crijnssen pretended to be an Island

Sometimes in life, the guy with the drunken, so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas hits one out of the park and saves the day. This is clearly what happened in 1942 aboard the HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen, the last Dutch warship standing after the Battle of the Java Sea. Originally planning to escape to Australia with three other warships, the …

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British Special Forces in WWII

The LRP/LRDG was created by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, a British Army Officer who spent the better part of a decade exploring the Libyan Desert before the outbreak of

hostilities in World War II. Based on his experiences as a peacetime explorer, Bagnold

envisioned the need for the British Army to deploy a motorized reconnaissance force, to

patrol the Libyan Desert in any future conflict that took place in the Middle East. In

many respects, Bagnold’s plan revitalized a concept that was effectively used in World

War I, when the British Light Car Patrols protected the Egyptian frontier from the

Turkish and German backed Senussi in the Western Desert.