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WWII Dispatches, August 2010

Schindler's list up for auction; Bill Mauldin gets the USPS stamp of approval; a veteran is tougher than he thought.
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Letter Reveals a Queen’s-Eye View of London Blitz

A letter written by Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother of England, which describes the only time Buckingham Palace suffered bomb damage during World War II, was published for the first time last fall.
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Gerhard Weinberg’s WWII Reading List

Author and scholar Gerhard Weinberg, who won the 2009 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement, shares his reading list with World War II magazine.
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Churchill’s Wartime Bombshell: War Rooms Not Safe

In the midst of the Battle of Britain, prime minister Winston Churchill was told for the first time that the underground command center in London known as the Cabinet War Rooms was not actually “bomb-proof.”
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Quentin Tarantino’s Reading List

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino, whose upcoming film Inglourious Basterds opens August 21, shares his reading list with World War II magazine.