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    Nanjing, China

    Nanjing, China, is a beautiful city with an ugly history. Of all the atrocities committed during World War II, the 1937 Nanjing massacre stands out in its scope and brutality. Nanjing has changed a lot since 1937, but remnants of the old...

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    The Channel Islands

    In late June 1940, the Channel Islands became the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Germans during the war....

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    America’s U-boat

    The U-505 has a permanent home at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Recently renovated, it is the only German submarine in the United States, and one of only four World War II–era U-boats in the world on display. ...

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    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Showing visitors around the worn teak deck of the retired battleship USS Missouri, tour guide Reggie Johnson looks out over Pearl Harbor and notes how peaceful it is. Even though it’s still a major U.S. Navy base, the tone is always...

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    Guam

    When the navy ordered me to Guam last winter, I was less than enthusiastic about the prospect. It certainly didn’t help that an officer I worked with who had spent some time in Guam in the 1960s referred to the North Pacific island—the...

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    Warsaw, Poland

    Conventional wisdom says that Warsaw was reduced to a pile of rubble during World War II. Only a few fragments of Warsaw’s brutal past remain, and they can be difficult to find: resistance battles and relentless Nazi bombing destroyed 85...

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    Wendover Field, Utah

    When Col. Paul Tibbets flew over Wendover Field in September 1944 in search of a remote, secure place where he could train the B-29 crews he handpicked to drop the atomic bomb, he looked down from 30,000 feet and declared it “perfect.”...

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    Oradour-sur-Glane, France

    France is a pretty country full of pretty little villages. But Oradour-sur-Glane is not pretty. On June 10, 1944, the 2nd Waffen SS Panzer Division Das Reich, 1st Battalion, stormed this village in the Limousin region of southwestern...

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    Project Liberty Ship

    At its berth in Baltimore, the hulking gray SS John W. Brown looks out of place alongside the more brightly colored civilian container ships docked around us. One of only two Liberty ships still operational out of the original fleet of...