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John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.

The Time a UFO Invaded Los Angeles: UFO Diary Recreates the Great LA Air Raid of 1942

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.01.2016 | Weird News
Jason Apuzzo

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great LA Air Raid, one of the most mysterious incidents of World War II -- and one of the most colorful tales in all of UFO lore. It's also a tale we couldn't resist turning into a movie.

The 'Greatest Generation' Didn't Think They Were

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

American war movies, from World War II to 2015, have produced a remarkably uniform vision of how American war works, one that, in its modern form, is undoubtedly once again lending a helping hand to our latest conflicts.

5 Reasons the Republican Party Might Be a Cult

Hal Donahue | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Are Republicans and many conservatives in a cult? The thought arose from a letter to the editor of the Scranton Times-Tribune by Mr. William Lewis, an...

These Photos Show Dresden Rise From The Ashes Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, 1945, in the last year of World War II, American and British bombers flattened the German city of Dresden, engulfing the pictu...

American Sniper Touches an American Nerve

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Politics aside, what moved me were the human elements of the story. I found myself becoming sympathetic with a sniper who found himself placed in many moral dilemmas.

Britain Marks 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Britain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat whic...

Recovered Film Gives An Amazing First Look At Scenes From World War II

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

Photographer Levi Bettweiser has spent the last two years collecting and developing old and abandoned rolls film, recovered from thrift stores and acq...

Public Understanding of the Holocaust, From WWII to Today

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Despite the enormity of the Holocaust, and the many books, movies, museums and memorials aimed at ensuring remembrance, Americans in more recent years have shown surprising ignorance of what happened under the Nazis.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 03.15.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Our Own Private Normandy

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

The sky overhead is sinking rapidly, the clouds now an oil-stained pillow with strict orders to suffocate my entire platoon.

Film Unbroken Delivers Powerful Message of Perseverance and Forgiveness

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

While adrift at sea, Louis had made a commitment to dedicate his life to serving God if he survived. And that's exactly what he eventually does.

Zane Buzby -- 'One Foot in Comedy, One Foot in the Holocaust'

Steve Karras | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Steve Karras

There is no shortage of Holocaust memorials, museums and foundations dedicated solely to preserving the history of Nazi crimes against Europe's Jews during the Second World War. Yet there is a shortage of funds for financial aid for survivors.

'All The Light We Cannot See' Brings War Into Sharp Focus

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Tara Sonenshine

At over 500 pages, this novel is more a tome than a book. Having taken a decade to write, Doerr provides a stunning and stirring story of a blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and a German recruit, Werner, who serves Hitler's Youth war machine.

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

When Opponents Weren't Enemies: Michigan's Harry Kelly and G. Mennen Williams -- Politically Opposed, Mutually Respectful

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Today we thank our veterans for their service but do we really follow the lead of "the greatest generation?"

Americans Commemorate Veterans Day Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Thousands of Americans celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, honoring and showing their support for those who served by participating in parades, visiti...

Veterans Day: Honor Those Who Keep Home-Fires Burning, Too

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.10.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

This Veterans Day as we honor those who risked their lives for our freedom, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice -- the giving of their lives -- let us also honor those who work for peace and those who kept the home fires burning.

Pin-Ups for Vets Documentary Models Glam It Up While Raising Funds for Their Fellow Veterans

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Veterans Day is a time to remember the past as well as the ongoing courage and sacrifice of our enlisted men and women. It's also a time to pitch in and help. An inspired woman, lovely Gina Elise, and her team are releasing a documentary, Pin-Ups for Vets, that honors them all.

Internet Rallies For WWII Vet Who Worried No One Would Attend His Funeral

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

Before Roscoe Cassidy died last week, the WWII veteran was concerned no one would attend his funeral. He needn't have worried. Cassidy, who died...

Movie Review: Fury -- War Is Hell

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Ayer's Fury is one of the few that warrants its length (or most of it). Brutal, punishing and exciting -- in that order -- Fury gives you an approximation of what it would be like to spend a few action-packed days trapped inside an under-equipped American tank toward the end of WWII.

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

This Is What Paris Looked Like After It Was Liberated From Nazis

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

When French and American troops swept into Paris in 1944 to liberate the capital from German rule, LIFE.com photographer Ralph Morse was there to docu...

The Strange Story Of The American Pastor Who Ministered To Nazis

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherde...

In Break With Past, Germany Agrees To Arm Iraq's Kurds

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

BERLIN/ROME Aug 20 (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fight...