Naval History Magazine - June 2004 Volume 18, Number 3

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Sidebar:  The Normandy Graveyard

The big-gun battleships softened the German defenses and made for dramatic newsreel footage 60 years ago....

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  • The Truth about Alan Shepard
    By Neal Thompson

    The author of a new biography of Alan Shepard, Light this Candle (New York: Crown, 2004) tells what he learned about—and from—the first U.S. astronaut in space, who went from sub-orbital flight in the...

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  • The Gallant Destroyers of D-Day
    By Thomas B. Allen

    Sidebar:  The Normandy Graveyard

    The big-gun battleships softened the German defenses and made for dramatic newsreel footage 60 years ago. But the spunky destroyers in the Normandy Invasion...

  • Tell Us
    By Ed Ruggero

    A respected military historian examines the reticence of World War II veterans in the hope that more will tell their stories before it’s too late. Here, Arthur Forcier, Hawaii’s State Commander of the Disabled...

  • 'To Tell Great Stories'
    An Interview with Douglas Brinkley

  • 'To Alabama, Very Well Done'
    By Master Chief Alvin J. Spinner, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    One unknown story of World War II concerns the role of the battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) in alerting Task Force 58 to a force of attacking enemy aircraft 60 years ago in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, commonly...

  • On Our Scope
    By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief


 
 

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