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Norwich University Receives Transforming Gift

World History Group received the following media release from Norwich University, which was not only the first private military college in the United States, it is the birthplace of the Reserve Officer...
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Project to clear landmines in Vietnam

TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign is raising money to remove old landmines and other unexploded ordinance from Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
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Conversation with Matthew Brzezinski

‘Writing this book,” Matthew Brzezinski declares, “made me grasp the horrors of the situation’s choices.” The “situation” is the Nazi-ruled Warsaw Ghetto, portrayed...
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No Regrets

Of all the places I’ve been, the port of Archangel in the north of Russia is the least romantic. The climate is terrible—cold and dank most of the year—and ships lie rusting in the harbor....
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Review: The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

The Liberator One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central...
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Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Noble Experiment

Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.
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My War – Elizabeth A. Allen

During the Vietnam War, Capt. Elizabeth Allen joined the U.S. Army with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and served in the Nurse Corps on the front lines at the 71st and 12th Evac Hospitals tending to the injured and dying
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American Experience: The Abolitionists

"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.
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Hollywood’s War: Beginnings and Endings

I have been writing this column for years, and if your attention hasn't drifted, you probably know that I am not that fond of war movies. I say it every year at this time. Don't like them, don't watch them,...
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Unique: the Pacific War, Part 2

Last week I made a startling claim about the uniqueness of the Pacific War. Well, startling for me, anyway. I've come up in a school that distrusts the very word "unique." Most historians eschew the...
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The Wall at 30: Its Timeline of Design and Function

As the nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in November 2012, Vietnam magazine examines the spirit and dedication that brought it to fruition in 1982 to honor those who served in the Vietnam War
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Mystery Date: Pacific War Edition

Norma Clinton was an attractive young honors student living in rural Georgia. Harry Kipp was a Marine captain from Minnesota who had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor before shipping off to the Pacific. At...