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The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons.

by Daniel Russ on September 2, 2012

The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons were Free French combat pilots that flew missions against the Nazis for and from Russia. They flew 869 missions and scored 273 victories with 37 non-certified shoot-downs. French pilots were flying the Soviet Yakovlev 1, and fast nimble and easy to fly fighter that resembled the Spitfire. These guys could fly. In […]

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Excogitating On The Eastern Front

by Daniel Russ on October 3, 2010

Churchill and Stalin did not trust each other. Certainly it was stupendously important that the Russian leader fought with the Allies and did so ferociously. Churchill was a student of history and with his access to the finest intelligence services the west could provide he knew what had happened in the 1930s. He knew that […]

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