Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Sometimes it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you wind up in a long, protracted struggle.
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Does he really deserve to be exhibit A in the war's pantheon of bad commanders?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:35 pm
FILMING THE CAMPS
John Ford, Samuel Fuller,
From Hollywood to Nuremberg
The Museum of Jewish Heritage,
New York City. Through October 14, 2012.
The 1945 Nuremberg Trials marked many firsts, including the first time movies were used as …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:34 pm
By R. Conrad Stein. 146 pp.
Chiron Books, 2011. $7.95.
It's August 1944, and two 12-year-olds growing up in Chicago, Tony Avellini and Dan Zelinski, might have caught sight of a German saboteur. Stoked by ever-present war stories …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:28 pm
War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure
in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
By Gregory Crouch. 528 pp.
Bantam, 2012. $30.
The Shangri-La-ish dust jacket and breathless subtitle of China's Wings make it seem like a …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:27 pm
How the five-star general dealt with Churchill and Roosevelt, and managed all the alpha generals jockeying for position, all while running a war.
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:24 pm
A counterintelligence officer explains why she pulled the trigger
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.
Published: June 05, 2012 at 11:43 am
Japan's response to finding itself outnumbered, outproduced, and outclassed: Launching another offensive in late 1944.
Published: May 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm
While his role in Forrest Gump endeared Sinise to Vietnam vets, his compassion for them was stirred long before on a stage in Chicago
Published: May 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm
Loaded with gear, infantryman Leslie Sabo poses with his M-60. (Photo: James Bemus)Leslie H. Sabo Jr., the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient, died in a Cambodian jungle on May 10, 1970, after a daylong battle in which he …
Published: May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm
As an artist, he understood that he would have to wade the rivers and face death to get beyond surface appearances
Published: May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In 2008, Horst Faas appeared at the Newseum in Washington to pay tribute to the photographers who went down in a helicopter over Laos. (Photo: Don North)In 1965 as a green kid with a $30 35mm Yashika and a fixed …
Published: May 09, 2012 at 5:26 pm
Esper doggedly covered the war from 1965 to its end, as North Vietnamese soldiers shuttered his Saigon AP bureau
Published: May 02, 2012 at 5:09 pm
The most harrowing moments of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot came after the battle. Plus: enter to win a copy of the Wehrmacht Retreats.