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Fatherhood II

Dan Llywelyn Hall's portrait of Prince William entitled Fatherhood goes under the hammer at Bonhams First World War Centenary Sale on 1 October in London, estimated at £8,000 - £10,000. All the proceeds will go to The Victoria Cross Trust and War Memorials Trust (CLICK).

'19 Kids and Counting' Star Jessa Duggar Criticized for Comparing Holocaust to Abortion

"19 Kids and Counting" reality television star Jessa Duggar had recently visited a Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. She posted her thoughts on Instagram, comparing the World War II tragedy with abortion. Her thoughts were harshly criticized by her detractors.

Research The “Big 3? Before You Write Your Next Blog Post by @DylanThomasAU

Despite the picture, I’m not talking about Allies of World War II. Nor am I talking about anything to do with the Heat or Celtics. I’m talking about a Big 3 that is way more common for most bloggers or writers. Let’s put it in context. Show More Summary

Rocket's Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air Steal Global Climate Protests' Thunder [Pt. II]

Part 1 focused on the People's Climate March, the UN Climate Summit, global climate negotiations, and the effects of the new Middle Eastern air war escalation on the media's desultory coverage of the global climate protest movement.Show More Summary

Rocket's Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air Steal Global Climate Protests' Thunder [Pt. II]

Part 1 focused on the People's Climate March, the UN Climate Summit, global climate negotiations, and the effects of the new Middle Eastern air war escalation on the media's desultory coverage of the global climate protest movement.Show More Summary

Think tank hires 'Call of Duty' game director to predict the future of war

If you felt that Call of Duty: Black Ops II presented an eerily plausible vision of war in the years ahead, you're not alone. The Atlantic Council, a political think tank, has asked Black Ops II director Dave Anthony to contribute to an "Art of...

World War II vet, 93, visits Russia to thank soldiers who saved him

Leroy Williamson, 93, has seen relations between the United States and Russia during good times and bad, and has some advice for the countries: "We have to get along," he told ABC News. "We don't need a patriotic war or a World War III."...Show More Summary

Echoes of the past at Ukraine's rebel-held WWII monument

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Savur-Mogyla memorial in east Ukraine commemorating thousands of Russian and German soldiers who perished in World War II stood for decades as testament to the strategic hill's bloodstained history. Seventy years later, fightingShow More Summary

The Notebook: Creepy Twins in a Time of War

Not at all a romantic film starring Ryan Gosling, The Notebook is something far uglier. Based on a novel by Hungarian author Agota Kristof, it’s the tale of twin boys who, in the final days of World War II, decide to train themselves to withstand the cruelty of adults and the harshness of desperate times. Show More Summary

Science shows why real space battles would be more Asteroids than Star Wars

You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original Star Wars' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more...

Liveblogging World War II: September 27, 1944: Yom Kippur

World War II Today: Yom Kipper, 1944: >On September 26 1944, Yom Kippur began at sunset--and this was the excuse for another ‘selection’. Joseph Zalman Kleinman described the process that followed during the trial of Adolf Eichman. He...Show More Summary

U.S. Veteran Fulfills Lifelong Dream by Honoring Russians Who Liberated Him During WWII

It took 69 years, but U.S. Army veteran Leroy Williamson finally made it to Moscow this week to honor the Russians who had liberated him from a Nazi prisoner of war camp near the end of World War II.

Abolish the Nukes Before they Abolish Us

The heat of World War II and hubris gave rise to nuclear bombs and their siblings, nuclear power plants. Not much thought went to what these weapons might be or become. Indeed, the Americans rushed and incinerated the Japanese cities...Show More Summary

The Folly of Fighting Against Both Sides in Syria (II)

The administration appears to have committed the U.S. to go to war against the Syrian government if the regime attacks U.S. proxies.

The faces of the Manhattan Project

4 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

Alex Wellerstein took all of the badge photos of the people who worked on the atomic bomb project during World War II at Los Alamos and made a huge image out of them. I just finished reading Genius, James Gleick's excellent biography of Richard Feynman. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: September 26, 1944: Polish Home Army Trapped in the Warsaw Sewers

World War II Today: Polish Home Army trapped in the Warsaw sewers: >The battle in Warsaw had now been grinding on for almost two months. Gradually the German forces were were reducing the areas held by the Polish Home Army to isolated pockets. Show More Summary

Wake up, America: It's time to properly debate our endless war in the Middle East

At a 2006 meeting of the conservative Philadelphia Society, scholar Max Boot gave a pointed speech that America needed to make the same kind of military commitment to Iraq that it made to Germany after World War II, to the tune of 50-or-so years. Show More Summary

Laboe Naval Memorial in Laboe, Germany

While the main structure at the Laboe Naval Memorial is the sweeping brick monolith that is dedicated to those fallen in the battles of World War I and II, but also on the grounds is one of only four remaining U-boats in the world which Germany bought back for the sweet price of a single Deutsche Mark. Show More Summary

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