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Warsaw's Population Took An Incredible Hit During World War II

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: Wikipedia. Visualization Tool: Excel.

Yemen: Saudi actions are destabilizing for the global UN-based order

The Saudi intervention in Yemen as the lead military power in a Gulf coalition opens a Pandora’s Box that could be the first fatal step in unravelling the United Nations security system set up after World War II. The UN system prohibits military intervention in any foreign country without Security Council authorization and the UN’s [...]Show More Summary

World War II Bomber Drops Human Munitions Over Chicago

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The Flying Fortress was made famous in its role in the Daylight Strategic Bombing Campaign of WWII and the post-war movies, like Memphis Belle, that made it an icon. Now this B-17 is n o longer avoiding anti-aircraft fire or enemy fighters but has exchanged its explosive warheads in order to drop people from the bomb bay. Read more...

Liveblogging World War II: March 28, 1945: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt: [My Day, March 28, 1945]( >NEW YORK, Tuesday—I saw a bluebird and a robin yesterday! It is not as warm here and spring is not as far along as in Washington. Show More Summary

Review: 'Above and Beyond'

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jewish-American World War II veterans wearing Nazi gear and flying repurposed Messerschmitts for the newly formed country of Israel — it might be the dramatic highlight of a period film by Steven Spielberg. But that paradox-rich episode is among the first-person recollections in the...

Can you imagine a modern New York where several million people move apartments every May 1st?

From the pre-Revolutionary period until World War II, tenants in New York City were uniformly given three months’ notice of annual rent increases on February 1 (known as Rent Day). Many then sought cheaper deals, and when all leasesShow More Summary

50 Rare Photos of Adolf Hitler You Might Have Never Seen Before

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was leader of the Nazi Party and became Chancellor of Germany in 1933. As leader of the Third Reich, he invaded Poland, which started World War II. He orchestrated the Holocaust, which resulted in the death of 6 million Jews. Everybody who spent a little time in history class, knows this evil man. Show More Summary

CHANGE: “Tokyo has commissioned a massive new warship, its biggest since World War II.”…

CHANGE: “Tokyo has commissioned a massive new warship, its biggest since World War II.”

Mortgaging the Future?

by Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M. Taylor In the six decades following World War II, bank lending measured as a ratio to GDP has quadrupled in advanced economies. To a great extent, this unprecedented expansion of credit was driven by a dramatic growth in mortgage loans. Lending backed by real estate has allowed...Read More

Tributes to Leon Gabinet

Tax Prof Leon Gabinet retired last Spring at age 87 after 46 years on the Case Western Law School faculty: Born in Poland, Gabinet moved with his family to Chicago as a boy. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he received his bachelor's and law degrees...

Liveblogging World War II: March 26, 1945: Iwo Jima

Wikipedia: [Battle of Iwo Jima]( >At 18:00 on 16 March (25 days after the landings), the 5th Marine Division still faced Kuribayashi's stronghold in a gorge 640 m (700 yd) long at the northwestern end of the island. Show More Summary

Adolf Hitler Drug Use: Was The Fuhrer A Junkie?

Adolf Hitler used drugs according to the documentary, titled Hitler The Junkie, which could explain some of the decisions he took during World War II. Those who think that Hitler wasn’t in his right mind when he ordered the annihilation of millions of Jews and other atrocities during World War II would be correct. Show More Summary

Bowe Bergdahl and Our Leaders' Lost Honor

Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies fought on, fought well, and prevailed. Show More Summary

A Fortune Cookie Coincidence

Metropolitan Diary: When a couple got their own house after World War II, they received an eerily appropriate message with their Chinese dinner.

Japan's Navy Unveils De-Facto Aircraft Carrier

Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) took delivery of its biggest warship Izumo, since World War II, a vessel that observers say is a "de-facto aircraft carrier".

Battle against climate change is this generation's WWII

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: When the U.S. entered World War II, the nation united. From industries manufacturing war materiel, to families rationing their provisions, to the media whipping up the fervor necessary to achieve a total economic transformation, every effort went into enlisting the whole...

45 Astonishing Photos of Daily Life in the Ghetto of Warsaw in the Summer of 1941

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. On October 12, 1940, the Germans decreed the establishment of a ghetto in Warsaw. The decree required all Jewish residents of Warsaw to move into a designated area, which German authorities sealed off from the rest of the city in November 1940. Show More Summary

Japanese Navy Gets Biggest Warship Since WWII Era Aircraft Carriers

The Maritime Self Defense Force in Japan made a little bit of history Wednesday by taking delivery of the largest Japanese warship since World War II.

The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II, by Wayne Madsen

After the fall of the Soviet Union, former U.S. president and one-time Cold Warrior Richard Nixon devoted the last few remaining years of his life to ensuring that Russia found its proper place in the international community. Nixon advised...Show More Summary

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