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Why Eva Braun Deserves No Sympathy: Conversation with Heike Görtemaker

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Sixty-seven years after her death, Eva Braun, the long-time mistress of Adolf Hitler, remains a mysterious figure. Heike G. Görtemaker, a German historian and author, attempts to add clarity to the life of a woman who met Hitler as …

A Soviet Strongman Reflects on the Art of Crushing Fear

Laurence Rees | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm
How Stalin's policies meant the difference between life and death, and not in the way one might think

Jamaica: U-boats, Rum, and Refugees

Saba Igbe | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Jamaica is best known for rum, reggae music, and its beach scene, but the easygoing Caribbean island had its share of wartime activity and intrigue. During the war there were at least a dozen major American military bases in …

What If Werner Heisenberg Had Been a Nazi?

Mark Grimsley | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm
The man who had a potential to be the world’s greatest atomic physicist could have tipped power into Germany's favor.

Rob Citino's Reading List

Robert M. Citino | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm
The top book titles from World War II magazine's resident blogger

Ian Kershaw's The End

Alex Kershaw | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Why Germany kept up the fight

Patton Cologne: The Smell of Victory

Aleta Burchyski | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm
  Patton Men's Cologne 3.4 oz, $45. theamericaline.org. There is Patton the man: an avid student of history and fluent in French, but peacockish and hungry for combat and glory. Then there is Patton the symbol: a tough-love general …

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Patrick Clark | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm
A cockpit worth fighting for

Rage Over the Rapido

Duane Schultz | Published: January 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
An ill-conceived diversionary attack across an Italian river destroyed an American division in early 1944. Who was to blame?

A Kamikaze Who Lived to Tell the Tale

Laurence Rees | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:55 am
A few years ago, when I was making a BBC TV documentary series about the Japanese and World War II, I mentioned to a colleague that I was leaving for Tokyo in order to meet a kamikaze pilot. "Are you …

Ernie Harmon: The Other Patton

Carlo D'Este | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
This great leader's uncommon boldness and unflinching judgment propelled his armored divisions to victory in Tunisa, Anzio, and the Ardennes

Miracle Men of Midway

Craig L. Symonds | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
The American victory at Midway had more to do with bold leaders than lucky breaks

The Reading List: Jim Cramer

Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
The Mad Money host shares his passion for World War II

Conversation: Growing Up in Nazi Germany

Gene Santoro | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
Author Frederic C. Tubach shares a glimpse of his childhood in the Third Reich

The T-34/76: Stalin's Armored Fist

Jim Laurier | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
The top tank of the war

Hong Kong: A Lost Battle Found

John D. Lukacs | Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
John D. Lukacs uncovers the ruins of war amidst one of the world's most bustling cities
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