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Posted on Nov 3, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Douglas MacArthur: Soldier of the Century II

I have a message to those who delight in mocking MacArthur as “Dugout Doug.” Thanks to his unsurpassed economy of battle casualties, hundreds of thousands of young American soldiers survived the war, headed home to their loved ones, and helped rebuild the country. Three of them went on to become president of the United States.

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Posted on Nov 3, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Douglas MacArthur: Soldier of the Century I

Had the soldiers who derisively called him “Dugout Doug” understood MacArthur’s strategy of “hitting ‘em where they ain’t.” they would have appreciated the fact that his war effort delivered the lowest casualty list in WW2. Their chances of surviving the war would have been greater than with any other commander. MacArthur’s kill ratio was 10 dead Japanese for every American. Between his arrival in Australia and his return to the Philippines over a span of 2 1/2 years, his troops suffered 27,684 casualties. In stark contrast, during the Battle of Normandy, Eisenhower lost 28,366 (source: William Manchester, “The American Caesar”).

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Posted on Oct 18, 2005 in Armchair Reading

May 2005 Issue, Editor’s Letter re: Iraq

As a current military intelligence officer and lifelong board and computer wargamer, I can't even begin to say how impressed I continue to be with your magazine and website! I eagerly devour each issue once it hits my mailbox. I actually have been doing some "catch-up" reading though as I just returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, which is why I'm writing.

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Posted on Oct 18, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Comments about the Nov. 2005 issue

Though General MacArther may be the General of the Century I think the title Soldier of the Century goes to every service man/woman who paid the ultimate price in a problem cause mostly by dumb ass politicians from 1900-2000, the so called Great War is a prime example.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Armchair readers offered 10% off at Ivy House (Utah Beach)

Readers of Armchair General have a special opportunity when visiting Normandy;
"I live in La Madeleine with my wife Sarah where we run our Guest House and Gites, I would like to offer a discount to all of your readers, any Armchair General readers who stay with us at Ivy House will be given a 10% discount."

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Posted on Sep 10, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Thanks For Oradour Photos

I just finished carefully going through your tremendous pictures. I only discovered the Armchair General site today and thankfully stumbled across your greatly appreciated efforts.

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Posted on Sep 8, 2005 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

November 2005 Issue: MacArthur

This month we introduce a diverse mix of time periods and commanders. From a group of Romans in the Teutoburger Wald who would never return, to General Douglas MacArthur who definitely DID return, plus a whole lot of other goodies. Click here to learn more, and look for this issue on newsstands after October 1st!

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Posted on Aug 29, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Best of WWII Article (Sept. 2005 Issue)

I compliment you on your informative and entertaining magazine. Your "Best of WWII" article in the September 2005 issue is a good example. Such an article is quite entertaining because it will certainly create discussion among your readers, prompting them to speak out as to why certain WWII notables did or did not make your list.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Mosquitos on Dambuster Raids?

I thoroughly enjoyed your most recent issue, especially the articles on WWII, including "The Best of WWII". I had only one minor quibble with that article, the comment that the DeHavilland Mosquito was used on many special missions, including the "Dambusters Raid".

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Posted on Aug 17, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Comments about D.C. Destinations article

I just read the March 2005 issue of Armchair General, and have a few comments on the "More D.C. Destinations" article in Dispatches. The World War II Memorial is a component of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, a unit of the National Park Service. It's official name is "World War II Memorial", without the "National" in front of it. The "National" was used for fund-raising purposes only, to bring attention to the fact that this would be a true national memorial.

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Posted on Aug 8, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Purchasing Back Issues and Suggestions

I can't stop reading this magazine. It's that good. I'm on vacation and every part of the magazine is interesting. I'm wearing it out. Guys, anyway to purchase back issues? I'm glad one of my buddies gave me a free copy from a gaming convention to check out. Do you take suggestions for stuff to have in your great magazine?

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