World War II Magazine, September 1986 Vol. 1 No. 3
World War II Magazine, May 1986 Vol. 1 No. 1
Cover Story: German Channel Dash
26 Dash Through English Waters By Michael Roberts
When three German battle wagons and their escorts turned up the English Channel in a dash for safe, German waters, only Eugene Esmonde’s squadron of antiquated torpedo bombers was available to stop the powerful fleet.
16 Unforgiving Struggle for Attu By Robert S. McKay
In their assault on Attu in the Aleutians, U.S. troops fought a bitter climate and an unforgiving Japanese enemy who wouldn’t give up his mountaintop outposts among the shreds of clouds and fog.
34 Barrier Against Any Invasion By George F. Williams
As envisioned, the German Atlantic Wall would block Western Europe’s coastline to Allied invasion from Norway down to Spain. As improved in one sector, the Wall indeed was a formidable obstacle facing the Normandy invasion.
42 Gallant Stand at Bir Hacheim By Wilfred P. Deac
Charles de Gaulle wept with pride and joy for his Free French compatriots who battled Rommel’s desert forces despite seemingly hopeless odds. Rommel himself wrote a note suggesting surrender. It was rejected.