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Another Vatican Diplomatic Blunder

By GEORGE WEIGEL | National Review

Christmas Eve mass at a Catholic church in Shanghai, China, December 24, 2017. (Aly Song/Reuters)

(This first appeared in September, 2018)

On the 85th anniversary of the Reichskonkordat, no less

Eighty-five years ago, on July 20, 1933, a concordat defining the legal position of the Catholic Church in the Third Reich was signed by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) and German vice chancellor Franz von Papen.… read the full article

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How America’s 30th Infantry Division Laid Waste to Nazi Panzers at Mortain

A great battle.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

When American relief troops reached the area seven days later they discovered a panzer graveyard. 

A Column of German Mark V Panther tanks advanced through a thick fog north of the French town of Mortain, blindly firing their machine guns.… read the full article

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MOST POWERFUL, RARE AND INTOXICATING IMAGES FROM THE PAST

Some of the most rare images from history – those which express the most powerful events that have ever happened in the world. You absolutely cannot miss them. These are the jewels from the past. … read the full article

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Two Nazi Soldiers Proved How Deadly a Sniper Can Be on the Battlefield

And maybe a war.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

The three Soviet tanks edged forward slowly as the drivers scanned for the concealed Germans that lay ahead. The lead tank suddenly clanked to a stop and swung its long barrel around.… read the full article

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Armored Coffin: The M-4 Sherman Tank Was Hell on Wheels

Death trap.

by War Is Boring (The National Interest)

Heavily-modified “Super Shermans” even saw combat with the Israeli Defense Force during the Six Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

The M-4 Sherman was the workhorse medium tank of the U.S.… read the full article

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America’s World War II Sherman Tank: The Best Worst Tank They Had

It got the job done.

by War Is Boring (The National Interest)

For its part, the M-4 was good in 1942, adequate in 1943 and totally outclassed by 1944. Unfortunately for American tankers, the war lasted until 1945.

American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts.… read the full article

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A Rare Photo of Adolf Hitler

At the time, Hitler was in a secret relationship with a woman named Eva Braun. The pair’s relationships was kept secret until it was discovered that the two committed suicide together in Hitler’s bunker at the end of World War II.… read the full article

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Meet Hitler’s Super Submarines (And Why They Were Too Late)

On May 4, 1945 one of the most advanced submarines in the world crept up to a British Royal Navy cruiser. U-2511 was one of Germany’s new Type XXI-class “wonder” submarines, and she was hunting for Allied ships. She also represented one of the Third Reich’s biggest failures.

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How the SS Became Nazi Germany’s Most Ruthless Killers

SS units were transformed during the Polish campaign into a fighting force responsible for horrific atrocities.

by Warfare History Network (The National Interest)

At the mention of the letters “SS,” an image springs to mind of ruthless German troops, the epitome of the Nazi/Aryan ideal: tall, strong, blond-haired, and blue-eyed, enthusiastically ready to fight and die for Germany and their beloved Führer, Adolf Hitler.… read the full article

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The Third Reich’s Giant Electric Submarine Fail

The Type XXI U-boat cost way more than it was worth

By War Is Boring

On May 4, 1945 one of the most advanced submarines in the world crept up to a British Royal Navy cruiser. U-2511 was one of Germany’s new Type XXI-class “wonder” submarines, and she was hunting for Allied ships.… read the full article

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