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    WWII DVD Review: The Road to World War II

    The Road to World War II   Directed by Scott Garen, 1978. 6 hours on six discs. $49.99.  In 1978, PBS aired 12 half-hour episodes of Between the Wars, which covered the fraught ground between the Treaty of Versailles and the...

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    WWII Book Review: Mission to Berlin

    Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler’s Reich By Robert F. Dorr. 336 pp. Zenith Press, 2011. $28.  On February 3, 1945, more than a thousand heavy bombers of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, protected by...

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    WWII DVD Review: Captain America

    Captain America: The First Avenger Directed by Joe Johnston, 2011. 125 minutes. $17.99. In the anxious early stages of World War II, America was poised somewhere between “can-do” and “can-we-really?” Steve Rogers (played by Chris...

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    Mystery of London Cage

    Did interrogators at a secret British facility go too far in extracting information from German POWs? In the summer of 1940, just after the Dunkirk evacuation and as Britain girded for a possible German invasion, the British War Office...

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    Unbreakable: The Navajo Code

    The Japanese cracked every American combat code until an elite team of Marines joined the fight. One veteran tells the story of creating the Navajo code and proving its worth on Guadalcanal. JULY–SEPTEMBER 1942 It was our second day at...

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    WWII Today- February 2012

    Japan Enslaves Koreans—Twice Kim Hui-jong was forced to work as a slave laborer for Japan, lost part of his hearing in the fighting on Saipan, and spent two years at a POW camp in Hawaii. Then he returned home to Korea and tried to build...

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    World War II- Letters from Readers February 2012

    An Arromanches Admirer THANK YOU FOR your excellent September/October “Time Travel” article on Arromanches; it rekindled memories of my trip there 32 years ago. My wife and I took a walk up the hill east of town and found a...

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    WWII Model Kit: German Rail Car G10

    Rail cars were indispensable to the German army when used for moving military troops and supplies— and, of course, moving souls to concentration camps. But despite the historical importance of military rail transport, until now there has...

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    WWII DVD Review: Nazi Collaborators

    Nazi Collaborators: The True Stories of the Nazi Conspirators  Directed by Jean-François Delassus. 4 discs, $20.  Maintaining the Nazi death grip on the Reich’s far-flung occupied lands partly depended on a patch-quilt network...

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    WWII Book Review: Exorcising Hitler

    Exorcising Hitler :  The Occupation and Denazification of Germany By Frederick Taylor. 438 pp. Bloomsbury Press, 2011. $30. The swift fall of Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s Baathist Party in the spring of 2003 sparked a flurry of...

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    Eye on a Juggernaut

    Military attaché Truman Smith was the first American diplomat to meet a local agitator in Munich named Adolf Hitler, and among the first to warn of Germany’s military resurgence. His reports were timely, prescient—and largely ignored....

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    Moving Target

    After the Japanese occupied the Philippines, one American family found themselves on a run for their lives. Coming from most adolescent boys, this statement might be dismissed as idle prattle. But 14- year-old Clifford Schuring knew it to...

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    WWII Today- April 2012

    Fight On Two Fronts They sent him to a segregated boot camp, relegated him to a support role hauling ammunition, and refused to let him fight. But Ambrose Anderson Jr. never considered himself anything less than a full-fledged U.S. Marine....

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    World War II- Letters from Readers April 2012

    Imperfect Pearl I ENJOYED “The Pearl Harbor Myth” in your November/December issue, as I have all of your articles for many years. But I was surprised that the author omit ted what is perhaps the most serious error the Japanese made:...

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    WWII Book Review: The Taste of War

    The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food  By Lizzie Collingham, 656 pp. The Penguin Press, 2012. $35.  ‘We’re supposed to die of starvation, to make place for the Germans.” This was how the people of Kiev...

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    WWII TV Review: Hitler’s Bodyguard

    Hitler’s Bodyguard: How history’s most evil tyrant survived 25 years of terror Directed by Alexander Kluge. $79.99. 13 episodes; 10 hours on 4 DVDs. Between Hitler’s early days in Munich and the war’s opening, his security detail...