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Second World War

The Holocaust: A Homework Assignment for Ben Carson

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Dr. Carson, if you are open to discovering the truth about the Holocaust and can find an hour to play catch-up, here are some "Cliff's Notes" and links to help you learn the well documented truth about the horrors of Hitler's war against the Jews.

Eagles and War Relics on Unalaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.20.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A picture in the tourist brochure shows the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on the Aleutian island of Unalaska with a bald eagle atop the crosses on each dome and a third on the red-tiled roof to the side. But the eagles are avoiding me on my spiritual passage.

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

In Memorial Day, a Tribute From a Syrian American

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Mr. Joseph Urbauer is one of my few remaining WWII patients. He fought in WWII in the 14th Air Force in the pacific. 14 Air Force was established in 1943 and deployed by the United States to the Pacific Theater.

The Italian Resistance: Lessons and Legacies

Ruth Ben-Ghiat | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Ruth Ben-Ghiat

The anniversary of Italian Resistance (active September 1943-April 1945) offers an opportunity to consider the relevance of Resistance movements today, and the long political, military, and cultural reach of Italy's in particular.

Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Enmeshed in a deadly struggle with Russian separatists, many Ukrainians are seeking to fashion their own nationalist ethos. While that is somewhat understandable, Bandera is a poor model. Seventy years after the end of World War II, Ukrainians must eschew such symbols and look elsewhere in the search for a national identity.

Rex Ryan and Winston Churchill

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

NY Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan has been called many things. Churchillian isn't one of them. It should. The similarities with the former British Prime Minister are almost uncanny.

Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames

Barry Singer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.

The Top Eight Reasons I Made the Move: Princeton, One Man's Paradise

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Princeton has already become a wonderful home for me, and has helped me grow intellectually and in other ways, as well. May you also find the wealth that I have discovered here.

These Bizarre Gas Mask Photos From WWII Britain Show Life During Wartime

Posted 06.01.2014 | World

During World War II, Germany pummeled Britain for months on end with heavy bombing raids in a 1940-41 campaign termed the "Blitz" -- meaning lightning...

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

These Photos Show WWII History Just Beneath The Surface Of Our Cities

Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Behind every wall, under every paving stone, there are layers of hidden stories that ordinarily remain confined to history books. Thanks to artist...

The Fall of Singapore and Railway of Death

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

In addition to being an uplifting personal account of a man battling his war-induced inner demons, learning to cope with them, and even forgiving one of his former torturers, the book also unintentionally chronicles the end of European supremacy.

PHOTOS: Belgium's Vintage WWII Vehicle Cemetery

Tom Moran | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

In a narrow woodland clearing near the village of Chatillon, in southern Belgium, was arguably one of Europe's most intriguing vehicle cemeteries. (...

The Five Best Novels Set In Greece

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis

If you're hankering for the Greek isles but can't manage an Aegean vacation this summer, why not go there through fiction instead?

WWII Veteran and Grandson Retrace Journey Together Using Google Earth

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.

Germany's Band of Brothers

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Franz-Stefan Gady

The real genius of Our Mothers, Our Fathers is the subtle portrayal of this collective moral suicide.

PHOTOS: Christmas In Seattle

Sandra Thomas | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

Here's where I admit that despite Seattle's easy access from Vancouver, I've never actually visited the city before. Now I know what I've been missing.

Why This Doctor Is Inspired By World War II

Anthony A. Goodman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Anthony A. Goodman

One of the unique things about surgical practice during World War II was that this was a major turning point for advances that were destined to save thousands of our wounded both back then and for years to come.

Revealing Family Secrets

Aby Sam Thomas | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Aby Sam Thomas

"We are leaving for the concentration camp, maybe the one in Carpi, Modena. Once I get there, if it is possible, I will write to you. We are all fine, and full of courage."

The First World War Explains Modern Conflict

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

We live in the world created by the First World War. Emerging from this cataclysmic event damaged and transformed, we have never wholly recovered.

How Railways Made Large-Scale War Possible

Christian Wolmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Wolmar

Railways changed the nature of warfare, and created the potential for prolonged and mass scale warfare.

Rare And Never-Seen PHOTOS From The Liberation Of Paris

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

65 years ago today, the head of the German military garrison in Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, surrendered to Allied forces after a week of str...

The Confederacy: Kill the Myth Once and For All

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Waving the American flag while fiercely defending the effort to tear that flag down is untenable. Make a choice; be a proud American or a proud Confederate. You cannot possibly be both.