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My War - Prof. Charles R. Carr

Charles R. Carr, oral history | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction

Review - Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Willis' skill as a Huey pilot in 1966 is surpassed by his humorous storytelling, incisive commentary on the Vietnam War, wars in general and the warriors who wage them

Book Reviews - September 2012

Published: July 02, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga by Jack Hurst

Rudolf Hess: Flight of Fancy

Peter Padfield | 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?

Review: Filming the Camps, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:35 pm
FILMING THE CAMPS John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens 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 …

Book Review: Someone Talked!

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:34 pm
SOMEONE TALKED! 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 …

Time Travel: Resurgent Prague

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:26 pm
On March 15, 1939, German troops marched through Prague's historic Wenceslas Square and occupied what was left of the Czechoslovak Republic—only six months after British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had bartered the Sudetenland to Adolf Hitler for "peace in …

The Joy of Killing

Laurence Rees | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:24 pm
A counterintelligence officer explains why she pulled the trigger

An American Missionary Describes 'Beastly' Atrocities in Nanking

Andrew Carroll | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.

Review - Vietnam Album

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm
A picture book of never-before published Vietnam War photos cleverly interlaced with quotes, snippets from oral histories and firsthand accounts

My War - Painter James John Magner

James John Magner, oral history | 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

In remembrance of combat photographer Horst Faas, 1933-2012

Don North | 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 …

Going Home

Bud Willis | Published: May 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Just as he'd done on his medevacs flying Hueys, Bud Willis tried to not look back when he left the Vietnam War

Requiem for a Vietnam War Reporter - George Esper, 1932-2012

Don North | 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

Reading List: Anna Reid

Published: April 23, 2012 at 11:18 am
A Writer at War Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941–1945 Vasily Grossman, edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova (2006) "Grossman was a war correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. His long-banned doorstop of a …

A Rational German Explains His Respect for Hitler

Laurence Rees | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:50 am
There are many people who think that there was some kind of uniquely German gene that made millions succumb to Hitler. But if, as I did, these people had the chance to meet Karl Boehm-Tettlebach, who worked for Hitler …
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