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'This Is It!': American Rifleman At D-Day

Following the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, American Rifleman editor Bill Shadel wrote a letter describing his experience during the battle on the Normandy coast.

Short Stories About Long Shots

The “proof in the pudding” of small arms marksmanship can be found in these stories gleaned in Italy by Bill Shadel and G.I. correspondents. They appeared in the July 1944 issue, and they tell the story of the difference riflemen can make on the battlefield.

Archives: Cable From Normandy

A former editor of American Rifleman, Bill Shadel traded his typewriter for a uniform and went overseas as a war correspondent for this magazine some 75 years ago. Reprinted here is a report of the action he saw as originally published in the August 1944 issue.

Victory In Europe: A Correspondent's Report to Riflemen

From the July 1945 American Rifleman comes this report from American Rifleman’s War Correspondent Bill Shadel, who was the first to announce the Victory in Europe in the magazine’s pages.

Throwback Thursday: Letter From D-Day

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. This letter appeared in the August 1944 issue, which featured NRA Life Member Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower on the cover.

Hedgerows Of Normandy

In September 1944, American Rifleman’s former editor, an accredited war correspondent, had his first dispatch published after the invasion of Normandy. Read the story here about how American riflemen used their marksmanship skills to defeat the Nazis in the breakout from the hedgerows.

Throwback Thursday: Cassino Close-Up

In this week's article taken from the May 1944 issue, War Correspondent Bill Shadel shares an eye-witness account of the bitter stalemate at Cassino.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers in Sicily

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the April 1944 issue, War Correspondent Bill Shadel shares stories of the successful drive across the heart of Sicily.

Bill Shadel Dons Uniform as War Correspondent

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1944 issue: Bill Shadel Dons Uniform as War Correspondent.

A Lot Of Guys Named Joe

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the June, 1944 issue: A Lot of Guys Named Joe.

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