Twitter Threads (Since Twitter decided to get rid of Moments)


The Army’s On Its Way


Highs and Lows of the 1920s


Some More Lows of the 1920s


Trouble Builds in Europe


US-UK Coordination


While We Prepared For War


The Americans Arrive


Mobilizing for War: The War Production Board


Close Air Support & The Airpower Mission


Eagle Squadrons


Separate and Far From Equal


Segregation in the US Army


The War Plans Division, Joint Planning & US Army Readiness

(Part I)

(Part II)


Women Answer America’s Call


Free a Man to Fight


Operation Outward


Why We Have a WAAC


US War Department Reorganization and the Birth of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Reorganization and the New Army Command Post


Operation Chariot


Lübeck and the Baedeker Raids


On the Homefront: Labor Laws and Wartime Production


An Army Marches on its Stomach


Misadventures of a French General & The Great Nazi Embarrassment


Changing Needs and Conflicting Agreements


Hard Work, Sorrow, and Blood

(Part I: The Tyranny of Hitlerisms)

(Part II: We Are The United States of America)


An Elite Member of the Team


Operation Ironclad & The Battle of Madagascar


Operation Bowery: Spitfires for Malta


1st Armored Division Arrives in Northern Ireland , 16 May 1942


The Desert Training Center


Introduction to Military Deception


Difficult Negotiations and Necessary “Partnerships”


Rommel Attacks in North Africa: Battle of Gazala and the Loss of Tobruk


“Let the World Read and Know”


The Battle of Dutch Harbor


European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), 8 June 1942


The Lidice Massacre


“… It Is Everything We Have.”


“What Can We Do To Help?” - Surrendering Tobruk & Dwindling Morale


The Decision is Made, 19-25 June 1942


Mid-Year Updates, June 1942


White Rose


Mersa Matruh and El Alamein


First Battle of El Alamein

(Part I)

(Part II)

(Part III)


The Independence Day Raid


The Akutan Zero


The Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup - Paris, 16-17 July 1942


“Are You One of Them Wackies?”: The First WAAC Officer Candidate Class – 20 July 1942


“You Are Soldiers…”


Bombing the Ruhr: RAF Raid on Düsseldorf


Gas Rationing: “When You Tide Alone, You Rude With Hitler…”


Planning for Operation TORCH

(Part I & Part II)

(Part III)

(Part IV)

(Part V)

(Part VI)


“Der Fuehrer’s Face”


Testing a Parachute




Airborne Training and Doctrine


Operation Jubilee: “It’ll Be a Piece of Cake!”


“Those Gallant Men…”: Lessons Learned from Dieppe


Transportation and Supply


Cryptology in World War II


Operation Agreement


Late Summer Updates, September 1942


September Catch-Up


The Manhattan Project

(Part I)

(Part II)


Price Control and Stabilization


Operation Basalt and The Commando Order


Operation Flagpole


Operation Kingpin


Operation Bertram


Second Battle of El Alamein

(Part I)

(Part II)

(Part III)

(Part IV)


Operation TORCH

(Part I)

(Part II)

(Part III)

(Part IV)


FINAL THREAD - “The End of the Beginning…”