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Second World War

Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames

Barry Singer | Posted 06.12.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 Power | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis Power

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.

Failure is Not an Option For Europe

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

The relationship between Germany and Greece has never been an easy one. Greece is not asking for money from Germany but rather its political support.

That's Not "A Bingo!": UK Apologizes for Using Fake IDs During Inglourious Basterds Mission to Kill Nazi SS Chief

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The British Government has issued a profuse apology to the German and Slovakian governments that two of Britain's special operatives during World War II used fake IDs in their successful mission to assassinate a Nazi SS chief.

Poland Marks 70th Anniversary Of Second World War

AP | RYAN LUCAS and DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GDANSK, Poland — On a wind-swept peninsula where shells lobbed from a German battleship ignited World War II 70 years ago, European leaders vowe...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.

When Soldiers Return From War

Norman Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Bussel

Survivor guilt is a problem for many combat veterans returning from Iraq. It is rare for someone deployed there to complete a combat tour without losing a friend.

Is it Time for "Job Bonds?"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

As we face another global crisis, maybe it's time to invest in victory over the financial crisis with bonds to create jobs -- call them "job bonds."