World War II
Published: August 08, 2012 at 10:08 am
The soldier bear who went to war for Poland
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Sometimes it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you wind up in a long, protracted struggle.
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Does he really deserve to be exhibit A in the war's pantheon of bad commanders?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:35 pm
FILMING THE CAMPS
John Ford, Samuel Fuller,
From Hollywood to Nuremberg
The Museum of Jewish Heritage,
New York City. Through October 14, 2012.
The 1945 Nuremberg Trials marked many firsts, including the first time movies were used as …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:34 pm
By R. Conrad Stein. 146 pp.
Chiron Books, 2011. $7.95.
It's August 1944, and two 12-year-olds growing up in Chicago, Tony Avellini and Dan Zelinski, might have caught sight of a German saboteur. Stoked by ever-present war stories …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:32 pm
One of the classic "what ifs" of the Second World War centers on how—or if—the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, code-named Operation Barbarossa, could have achieved a quick victory. Hitler certainly believed that it could. …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:30 pm
This gun killed more Allied soldiers than any other weapon
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:28 pm
War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure
in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
By Gregory Crouch. 528 pp.
Bantam, 2012. $30.
The Shangri-La-ish dust jacket and breathless subtitle of China's Wings make it seem like a …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:27 pm
How the five-star general dealt with Churchill and Roosevelt, and managed all the alpha generals jockeying for position, all while running a war.
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:26 pm
On March 15, 1939, German troops marched through Prague's historic Wenceslas Square and occupied what was left of the Czechoslovak Republic—only six months after British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had bartered the Sudetenland to Adolf Hitler for "peace in …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:24 pm
A counterintelligence officer explains why she pulled the trigger
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.
Published: April 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Mobile, dependable, and versatile
Published: April 23, 2012 at 11:18 am
A Writer at War
Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941–1945
Vasily Grossman, edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova (2006)
"Grossman was a war correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. His long-banned doorstop of a …
Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:53 am
Memoir '44 is distinctive in a way rare to most videogames: it's one of only a handful that my girlfriend has ever really enjoyed, let alone wanted to play again. Made by longtime board game maker Days of Wonder, …