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    WWII Book Review: The Castle in the Forest

    The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer, Random House, New York, 2007, $27.95 Norman Mailer’s first novel in nearly a decade traces Adolf Hitler’s ancestry and development to age 16, portraying the Führer’s evil genius as the...

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    WWII Book Review: Dunkirk- Fight to the Last Man

    Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2006, $35 On May 14, 1940, the German break- through at Sedan culminated a series of Allied command failures. Too many intelligence...

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    WWII Review: D-day in America’s Crescent City

    National World War II Museum, New Orleans, La. www.ddaymuseum.org May is a great time to be in New Orleans, and this museum’s 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibits is a great reason to be there. Its four quadrants combine film...

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    WWII Review: National Museum of the Marine Corps

    National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Va. Info@usmcmuseum.org Step inside this steel-sided room, and you are in a Higgins boat headed for a beach erupting in shellfire. Battleships blast their 16-inch guns from the waves nearby....

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    ‘I’m Alive and Well, Thank You’

    The previously anonymous Marine in an iconic Iwo Jima photo shares his story of the battle for the first time. I first saw the photo (right) when I was in a hospital in Guam in 1945 after being wounded following the initial landing on Iwo...

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    Saving Private Rembrandt

    GIs known as the Monuments Men went underground to rescue art masterpieces plundered by the Nazis. Private Harry L. Ettlinger celebrated his 19th birthday on January 28, 1945, by boarding a truck in the bitter cold at a camp on the border...

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    D-Day at Anzio

    Rangers who stormed the Italian coastal city on January 22, 1944, literally caught the Germans with their pants down. On the evening of Friday, January 21, 1944, Berthold Richter, a 19-year-old engineer in 29th Panzer Grenadier Division,...

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    An Unlikely Samaritan Saves the Day

    ‘My loaded pistol was in an enemy’s hands. And that was the good news’. Disaster almost always comes at you without warning. There is no time for preparation; you can’t brace yourself, or dodge. It just clobbers you when, where and...

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    Interview: The Sound and the Baby Führer

    An aging Norman Mailer spars with young Adolf and his ringside demons. At 84, Norman Mailer is frail but feisty. In his new novel, The Castle in the Forest, the literary pugilist shadowboxes with Adolf Hitler, probing the incestuous family...

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    Poetry in Motion on the High Seas

    Japan’s Fubuki-class destroyers could take on virtually anything afloat. The Japanese named all their destroyers after elemental and weather conditions, but they had particular reason to wax poetic with the “special class” they...

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    WWII Today- May 2007

    Anne Frank and Family Denied Visas by U.S. The desperation with which Anne Frank’s father tried to get his family out of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II and the frustration he endured in trying to secure a U.S. visa are...

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    WWII Review: Blitzkrieg II- Fall of the Reich

    Released February 2007, Rated: Teen (T), Genre: Real-Time Strategy, Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment, Developer: Nival Interactive, MSRP: $39.99, Format: PC/Windows Modes: Single player, online multiplayer Set in the final conflicts...

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    WWII Review: Downfall (2005)

    Downfall (2005) Director: Oliver Hirshbiegel. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Mattes, 155 minutes Color, Dubbed in English What makes Downfall so compelling is its humanity. With harrowing understatement,...

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    WWII Book Review: Impounded

    Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment, edited by Linda Gordon and Gary Y. Okihiro, Norton, New York 2006, $29.95 Dorthea Lange was already celebrated for her haunting Work Progress Administration...

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    WWII Review: Dresden- The Inferno

    Dresden: The Inferno (2006) Director: Roland Suso Richter, 180 minutes, Color, German The first fictional film made in Germany to face the ongoing debate, Inferno Festival in fall 2006, then aired on Ger- was screened at the Berlin Film...

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    WWII Book Review: Firestorm- The Bombing of Dresden

    Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945 by Paul Addision and Jeremy A. Crang, editors, Chicago, Ivan R. Dee, 2006, $16.95 The Allied air raid on the beautiful Saxon city of Dresden was a defining moment that bridged the World War II and...