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World War II


Mein Kampf: The Sequel

Gerhard L. Weinberg | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler laid out a philosophy that would trigger global war. But a later volume, not published in his lifetime, is at least as shocking as his notorious My Struggle.

A Warm Welcome Turns Cold in Nazi-Occupied Ukraine

Laurence Rees | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
After the initial euphoria of their “liberation” from Soviet rule wore off, Ukrainians were destined to experience the Nazis as some of the cruelest conquerors in history.

Mystery Date: Pacific War Edition

Andrew Carroll | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Norma Clinton was an attractive young honors student living in rural Georgia. Harry Kipp was a Marine captain from Minnesota who had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor before shipping off to the Pacific. At the request of her aunt, …

What If the Bismarck Had Escaped Destruction?

Mark Grimsley | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:18 pm
The battleship might have severely harried the British war effort.

Photos of LST 325, Floating Tribute to the WWII Generation

Gerald D. Swick | Published: October 03, 2012 at 6:47 pm
Modern and period photos depict LST 325, a floating tribute to those who built, crewed and disembarked from LSTs in World War II.

Conversation with Joe Mantegna

Gene Santoro | Published: September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm
"I know there are a lotta great stories out there about World War II," declares actor Joe Mantegna, "but I've got a pretty good one." The versatile Chicago-born star's resumé includes David Mamet films, The Simpsons, and Criminal Minds, his …

Corregidor: Return to the Rock

John D. Lukacs | Published: September 14, 2012 at 10:13 am
The fading beams of my flashlight sweep the cavernous reinforced concrete laterals of Malinta Tunnel, barely illuminating my passage. Vintage wires and fixtures, timber trusses, and piles of rubble flare into focus in fleeting camera flashes, then vanish, frustratingly, in …

German POWs: Coming Soon to a Town Near You

Ronald H. Bailey | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Americans on the home front had to cope with an unprecedented enemy invasion as thousands of German POWs moved in for the duration

German POWs: Enemies In Our Midst

Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Did they set up camp near your home town?

Mount Tapotchau: The Marines Take Saipan's High Ground

James Campbell | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm
To hold Saipan's bloody peak, the Bastard Battalion had to dig in

Pride and Prejudice: The Montford Point Marines on Saipan

James Campbell | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm
As the U.S. Marine Corps fought Japanese troops for Saipan, one group of Marines there was battling on a different level.

Travel: Khalkhin Gol, Mongolia

Stuart D. Goldman | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Stuart D. Goldman shares his exploits at the battlefield of Nomonhan

What If Hitler Had Not Come to Power?

Mark Grimsley | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Would Germany have set a peaceful course?

How Curiosity Killed

Laurence Rees | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm
A Lithuanian Holocaust perpetrator explains why he murdered Jewish men, women, and children

Weapons Manual: The Independence-class light carrier

Jim Laurier | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Hard-charging hybrids, these U.S. Navy vessels were built on hulls meant for cruisers

Review: Ben Macintyre's Double Cross

David Stafford | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Double Cross The True Story of the D-Day Spies By Ben Macintyre. 416 pp. Crown, 2012. $26. While the Allies were securing their tenuous beachhead at Normandy, the Germans kept the bulk of their forces north of the Seine River, …
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