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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...

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    WWII Book Review: Firestorm- Allied Airpower

    Firestorm: Allied Airpower and the Destruction of Dresden by Marshall De Bruhl, Random House, 2006, $18.45 On February 13 and 14, 1945, British Bomber Command and the American Eighth Air Force dumped 3,431 tons of high explosives and...

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    WWII Review: Ernie Pyle Museums

    Ernie Pyle State Historic Site,  Dana, IN erniepyle@abcs.com Dana, Indiana, is the town where Pyle was born in 1900 to tenant farmers. The Ernie Pyle Memorial Highway passes near the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site, not far from Ernie...

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    Einstein and the Bomb

    The scientist who unlocked the secrets of the atom warned FDR about the Nazis’ nuclear ambitions and then watched in horror from the sidelines as the U.S. let the genie out of the bottle. Albert Einstein spent the summer of 1939 in a...

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    Darkness Over Kobe

    Two American airmen shot down during the firebombing of an ancient Japanese city became the unwitting victims of a cycle of cross-cultural vengeance. In the early morning hours of March 17, 1945, the wail of air raid sirens ripped the...

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    The Private Hitler

    Walter Frentz’s intimate pictures of the Führer and his friends offer chilling glimpses of mass murderers at work and play. Past midnight. Oversize rustic furniture. Grand masters on the walls. An anxious glance to see if the boss...

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    WWII Letter from the Editor- June 2007

    Eye on Hitler’s Inner Sanctum Proximity to power can be all too seductive. Walter Frentz was known primarily for movies he’d made about kayaking before he did much of the camerawork for Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, a...

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    “Well Mother—Your Son’s a Survivor”

    A letter written by an unknown hand recounts a terrifying U-boat attack. Little is known about the writer of the following letter. There was no signature, and the original copy ended up in the hands of someone with no connection to the...

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    A Homemade Aussie Submachine Gun

    The unconventional Owen stood up well to the hard conditions of jungle fighting. Army ordnance officers at the Victoria Barracks in Sydney politely showed 24-year-old inventor Evelyn Owen the door in July 1939 when he came calling with the...