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  • World War II Magazine

    German General Hermann Balck and the No-Win Situation in Budapest

    As the German war effort collapsed in 1945, seasoned Wehrmacht commander Hermann Balck battled Waffen-SS leaders as well as the Soviets in Budapest ...

  • World War II Magazine

    The Devil’s Advocate

    Hitler’s legal adviser claimed to love the law— but was devoted to a leader who despised it.  Something startling was happening in Bavaria on June 30, 1934. According to reports reaching Bavarian justice minister Hans Frank,...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Night of the Long Knives

    Adolf Hitler needed Ernst Röhm and his storm troops to climb to power in faction-torn Germany. Then came the day he didn’t need them anymore. In the chilly dawn of June 30, 1934, two black Mercedes-­Benz automobiles wound their way...

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    WWII Book Review: Hitler Triumphant

    Hitler Triumphant: Alternate Decisions of World War II edited by Peter G. Tsouras, Greenhill Books, London, 2006, $29.95 Let’s get the prejudices out of the way early: Hitler Triumphant is a work of fiction rather than a history of the...

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    WWII Book Review: The Castle in the Forest

    The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer, Random House, New York, 2007, $27.95 Norman Mailer’s first novel in nearly a decade traces Adolf Hitler’s ancestry and development to age 16, portraying the Führer’s evil genius as the...

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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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    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,...

  • World War II Magazine

    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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    WWII Today- September 2007

    An Ugly Fight Erupts Over Soviet War Memorials in Eastern Europe Riots broke out in the Estonian capital of Tallinn recently when the government announced plans to move a monument honoring Red Army soldiers who died there in World War II....

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    What if: Hitler Had Won World War II?

    In June 1940 a serious faction within the British government urged making peace with Germany. In September 1940 the RAF was within a whisker of defeat, leaving Britain open to invasion. In October 1941 Russia teetered on the brink of...

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    WWII Book Review: Warlords

    Warlords: An Extraordinary Recreation of World War II Through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin By Simon Berthon and Joanna Potts. 358 pp. Da Capo Press, 2007. $16.95. The action movie would not exist without...

  • World War II Magazine

    What if: Britain Had Made Peace With Hitler?

    In May 1940, Leopold Amery, a prominent Conservative member of the House of Commons, rose to castigate Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for his failures as a wartime leader—particularly for the recent British fiasco in Norway. Echoing...

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    WWII Today- November 2007

    Secret Recordings Reveal Hitler’s Generals Knew of the Holocaust For decades after World War II, the German army seemed to get a pass on the Holocaust. At Nuremberg, high-ranking generals insisted they never knew what was happening in...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Ask MHQ: Did Stalin Plan to Attack Hitler in 1941?

    Q: Was Josef Stalin planning to attack Adolf Hitler in 1941, which would explain the Red Army’s forward deployment? David Van Horn Brooklyn Center, Minn. A: Was Stalin planning a preemptive strike against Hitler in 1941? An article by...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Death of the Wehrmacht

    In 1942, the German Army, turning one last time to its traditional Prussian tactics of maneuver, met its end. That 1942 was the turning point of World War II is one of those “facts” that everyone knows. Like much of the received wisdom...