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War Stories

How A Tiny Island In the Gulf of Finland Showed That Hitler Was Losing His Mind

Operation Tanne Ost

A German sign erected in Finland during WWII (Public domain)

1944 was a bad year for the Axis during World War II. The spring campaigns by the Allies in Italy and on the Eastern Front were beginning to bring tangible results. The Soviets had pushed the last German defenders out of Crimea. The American and British armies in Italy were knocking on the door of…




Wars are often portrayed as large singular events in history but every conflict is a menagerie of thousands of small stories that make up one superior narrative. These are those stories.

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