Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:25 pm
IN HIS CLASSIC 1959 book, The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle, philosopher and World War II veteran J. Glenn Gray observed that war is visually fascinating. Director François Truffaut expanded on this thought, arguing that it is impossible …
Published: November 03, 2014 at 5:47 pm
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) opens with the fortuitous meeting of three veterans returning to Boone City, their hometown. They are making the journey in the nose of a B-17 bomber. The oldest, Sergeant First Class Al Stephenson …
Published: June 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm
The next time you're talking war movie trivia with friends, ask, "Who is the hero in Sands of Iwo Jima?" Almost inevitably, someone will say, "John Wayne." Or perhaps "Sergeant Stryker," since that's the name of the character Wayne …
Published: January 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
A second European war might have been inevitable from the start.
Published: December 05, 2013 at 4:06 pm
Without the mass-production of penicillin, thousands of personnel escaped death or amputation.
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:15 pm
An Allied failure would have made a second invasion of northwestern Europe unlikely.
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:18 pm
The battleship might have severely harried the British war effort.
Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Would Germany have set a peaceful course?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Capturing Moscow in 1941 might have negatively affected the Germans.
Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:51 am
The impact Churchill’s image had on the postwar world would have been altered.
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.
Published: November 28, 2011 at 9:50 am
How a Nazi superweapon might have altered the course of the war.
Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:30 am
The victory might not have been as sweet as the actual 1944 invasion.
Published: June 02, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Was the invasion really “an indispensable preliminary to full-scale operations,” as Churchill dubbed it?
Published: March 30, 2011 at 10:54 am
No number of errors in mobilization could have throttled the increase in U.S. production, but serious blunders were still possible.
Published: February 01, 2011 at 4:04 pm
How the Pacific War would change with an American victory.