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Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took the largest German city captured by the U.S. during WWII: Cologne.

Buck Marsh: An American Rifleman In The Battle For Germany

An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.

The Trophies of a Dough

The story of Sgt. Malcolm “Buck” Marsh’s "bring-backs" is chronicled in Adam Makos’ new book "Spearhead."

Deer Rifles: How G.I.s Helped Revive Fabrique Nationale

After the liberation of Belgium’s Fabrique Nationale by G.I.s in 1944, demand for pistols—and then deer rifles—helped the gunmaker recover from the cataclysm of World War II.

Remembering the Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge

Seventy years ago this month, the "Battle of the Bulge"-Hitler's last attempt to throw back the Allies-was being bitterly fought in the towns, forests and countryside of Belgium and Luxembourg, and, remarkably, many of the guns used in the battle still remain.

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