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Hallowed Floor: Mont-Ormel, France

The Polish 1st Armored Division, commanded by Maj. Gen. Stanislaw Maczek, operated underneath the II Canadian Corps. The division largely comprised Polish troopers who’d managed to flee from their homeland after it was…

Suffragette Cinema

In November 1914, American voters in seven states had been to think about a proposed Constitutional modification that may enfranchise ladies. That September, the suffragist motion ready to make use of a brand new medium: a cinematic…

Guide Assessment: First Platoon

First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Information Dominance, by Annie Jacobsen, Dutton, New York, 2021, $27.99 Annie Jacobsen’s First Platoon is a thought-provoking story of a U.S. Military unit’s tragic 2012…

Good friend of the Satan

Shaved-pated eccentric with eyes like Rasputin’s fashioned a devil-worshiping church and made a bundle fleecing the gullible When Anton Szandor LaVey determined to begin a faith in San Francisco in 1966, he figured he’d higher…