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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 …

A U-Boat Commander Shares Memories of His Captor—and Friend

Andrew Carroll | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:49 am
On March 19, 1944, Allied warplanes blew up a German U-boat off the coast of the Cape Verde Islands, killing 47 of its 55 crewmen. Among the survivors was the submarine's Austrian commander, Gunter Leopold, who was picked up by …

From D-Day to Paris: The Story of a Lifetime

Alex Kershaw | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am
Three legendary war correspondents—Robert Capa, Ernie Pyle, and Ernest Hemingway—scramble to cover the Allied advance across France.

Corregidor: The last battle in the fall of the Philippines

Bill Sloan | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:47 am
Once a haven, the island fortress of Corregidor became its own brand of hell following the fall of Bataan

Remembering the Forgotten Titanic Memorial

Kim A. O'Connell | Published: April 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Just past midnight on April 15, 2012, a group of 20 men in tuxedoes lined up at the base of the Women's Titanic Memorial in Washington, D.C. As a mild breeze rolled across the Washington Channel, a bell tolled. The …

What Do We Owe Our Vets?

H.W. Brands | Published: March 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm
American soldiers returning from war don't always get the treatment they deserve.

DVD Review - Vietnam in HD

Published: March 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Vietnam in HD, which ran on the History channel in November 2011, is a six-hour documentary using film footage from GI's in-country home movies, including first-person accounts
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