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    WWII Book Review: Germany and the Axis Powers

    Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse by Richard L. DiNardo, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2006, $34.95 World War II was a coalition war that pitted the Axis powers against what Winston Churchill labeled the...

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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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    Himmler’s Utopia

    Extermination of the Jews was just the first step in the Nazi SS leader’s master plan for purifying the human race. On the afternoon of July 2, 1936, Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler and a coterie of his senior officers paraded on foot...

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    WWII Review: 2 or 3 Things I Know About Him

    2 or 3 Things I Know About Him Director/writer: Malte Ludin Documentary; color; 2007 German/English subtitles 85 minutes This stark German film traces a son’s search for the truth of his father’s World War II record. The result: a...

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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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    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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    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 Book Review: Alliance of Enemies

    Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German Collaboration to End World War II By Agostino von Hassell and Sigrid MacRae. 391 pp. Thomas Dunne, 2006. $24.95. German resistance to Hitler was tiny. It failed. And...

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    Men In Black: Nazis Spy on the Vatican

    An audacious Nazi scheme to penetrate the Vatican was almost crazy enough to succeed. It was probably the question about prostitutes that convinced Father Michael all was not what it should be as he sat with his new students in the lobby...

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    The Jewish General Behind the Luftwaffe

    It was late morning on a summer Friday in Berlin—July 31, 1936—and the train stations were crowded with holiday goers getting an early start on their weekends. At the small Lehrter Station, a caravan of buses abruptly pulled up. Ninety...

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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: Guderian

    Guderian: Panzer Pioneer or Myth Maker? By Russell Hart. 146 pp. Potomac Books, 2006. $13.95. Except for the glamorous Erwin Rommel, no German general is better known than Heinz Guderian. His memoir, first published in English as Panzer...

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    The Man on the Trail of the Nazi A-bomb

    The first five Allied vehicles to enter Paris on its day of liberation from Nazi occupation on August 25, 1944, were tanks of the Free French forces. The sixth was an American jeep. Dodging sniper fire, it cut through back streets and...

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    WWII Today- October 2007

    The Last of the First Flag Raisers on Iwo Jima Two flags were raised over Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. The second, raised by six men that afternoon, has become part of one of the iconic images of World War II. The...