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Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt for the dead.

-- General Omar Bradley

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War Stories: 87 results
The Red Fighter Pilot
Monday, December 07, 2009 (World War I)
Casualty Clearing Station
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (World War I)
Service in the German Army
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War I)
A Cavalry Brigade at Cambrai
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War I)
German High Seas Fleet
Monday, January 24, 2005 (World War I)
1/5 Border Regiment
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War I)
Australian Imperial Forces
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War I)
Australian Imperial Forces: 8 August 1914 - 9 November 1917
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 (World War I)
The Diary of Bugler Benjamin Edgar Cruzan
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 (World War I)
At a Sap-Head
Friday, September 10, 2004 (World War I)
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1189: Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.

1863: Two Confederate ships drive away two Union ships as the Rebels recapture Sabine Pass, Texas, and open an important port for the Confederacy.

1919: The German Krupp plant begins producing guns under the U.S. armistice terms.

1930: An international arms control meeting opens in London.

1941: The United States lifts the ban on arms to the Soviet Union.

1942: In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source.

1943: A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat from the sky.

1951: Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.

1951: Lieutenant Colonel William E. Bertram, 523rd Fighter-Escort Squadron commander, became the first F-84 Thunderjet pilot to shoot down a MiG-15.

1953: Aircraft from three carriers continue relentless assaults against communist supply buildups near Hungnam and Wonsan. Meanwhile, Air Force F-86 Sabre jets downed seven MiGs and damaged three others in a trio of engagements.