Last month, 108 year-old Women’s Army Corps veteran Lucy Coffey, America’s oldest living female World War II veteran (she’s three days younger than the oldest living vet, Richard Overton), realized a lifelong dream when she came to Washington, D.C. to visit the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. That visit also included [...]
From: World War II Today: Matthew Cobb: Eleven Days in August: The Liberation of Paris in 1944: >Matthew Halton was a Canadian reporter travelling with General Le Clerc’s tanks that were approaching Paris. During the day he was to broadcast:...Show More Summary
American classical: Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Victory at Sea and Other Favorites [Telarc]. I'm reading several books about the Pacific Ocean battles in World War II so it was time to listen to this old Richard Rodgers chestnut...
Meet…the Death Star Theater. Star Wars fans Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens paid homage to their love by enlisting Doug Chiang, the lead designer on Episode I and Episode II, to create a SW-themed home theater and the end result? The control deck of the Death Star! (Although, Wertz believes inspiration came from Vader’s Star […]
George Takei is a national treasure, and this loving documentary does him right, sharing the Takei family’s story of surviving US internment during World War II, unpacking the homoerotic significance of Star Trek’s Sulu, and giving us a lovely gawk... KEEP READING > >
The World War II program to develop an atomic bomb was the largest secret project ever undertaken by the U.S. government. But newly-declassified documents reveal how it hard it was to keep things secret as the weapon neared completion. Information leaks were everywhere, even in church sermons. Read more...
“This is backwards,” Frank says through the open train window that separates him from Claire, fully uniformed, seconds away from her departure to the bloody battlefields of World War II. In Frank’s mind, it should be him leaving for the frontlines. Show More Summary
Following a lengthy process, Alan Turing, the scientist who broke the Nazi's Enigma code machine during World War II, was formally pardoned by the British monarch Tuesday. read more
Photographer Katharina Roters explores the ornamental facades of the ubiquitous houses of Communist Hungary. In the aftermath of World War II, a particular housing type proliferated in Communist Hungary: the cube. As the country rebuilt...Show More Summary
John Thompson, who covered World War II for the Chicago Tribune, was part of a special breed of war correspondent: brave enough to parachute into battle in North Africa in 1942, foolish enough to do it without training, lucky enough to survive — and jump again in Sicily.
LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story: >LIFE photographer Ralph Morse, now 94 years old, recalls being outside Paris in a press camp — he was covering George Patton’s Third Army and its sweep toward the Rhine for LIFE — when, he says, Ernest Hemingway, who was also in the camp, offered a suggestion. Show More Summary
Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory star in this sequel that is set during World War II, four decades after 'The Woman in Black'. [...]
You might remember Larry Sims, a fellow who pretended to be a captain in the 101st Airborne Division with three deployments to the War Against Terror when in actuality he had five weeks in basic training before he was booted back in the 90s. Well, it seemed that he had also embellished his college education, […]
Just after World War II, Willys Jeeps and Dodge Power Wagons were first to sell 4WD trucks to consumers. GM, Ford, and even Studebaker saw the demand for trucks with a transfer case, but before they could offer their own 4WD systems cost-effectively they outsourced it to the aftermarket. Read more...
World War II Today: 21 August 1944: Poles seek help as they battle on in Warsaw: >The Warsaw Uprising had been intended as a short sharp insurrection which would, if wholly successful, see off the last of the retreating Germans and allow the Poles themselves to welcome the advancing Red Army into the city. Show More Summary
We’re sampling the summer season’s selection! Check out our other pilot write-ups – ALDNOAH ZERO SWORD ART ONLINE II RAIL WARS YAMISHIBAI + AI-MAI-MI GLASSLIP AKAME GA KILL SAMURAI JAM PERSONA 4 DRAMAtical mURDER ARGEVOLLEN TOKYO GHOUL BLUE SPRING DRIVE RWBY Vol. Show More Summary
Gone are the days when Queen Elizabeth II could control something. Not that she ever had any real power in the political sense, but she ruled her family! While Kate Middleton and Europe's longest-reigning ruler seem to get along, she has been at war with Queen Elizabeth over Prince William's future. Or so the tabloids would have us believe. Show More Summary
By Guest Blogger Mike Vance, Houston Arts and Media To picture the home front during World War II is to summon memories of drives for war bonds and scrap metal and rationing of sugar, meat and shoes. To be sure, … Continue reading ?
I think we can all agree that the physicists, engineers, and chemists who worked on the Manhattan Project -- which ultimately ended World War II -- were consummate geniuses and paragons of professionalism. Except they weren't. The demon core of plutonium claimed numerous lives at Los Alamos due to sloppy science.
For most (practically all) Americans, this is officially the worst recovery ever. As we pointed out previously, wage growth has never been slower in a post World War II recovery. However, not everyone is hurting... GOLDMAN SACHS SAID...Show More Summary