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Rope Walking: WWII Victory Day Invitation Catches Switzerland Off-Guard

Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation to attend next month's 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany during World War II places the Swiss government in an awkward position due to geopolitical tensions, local media repo...

You'd Have To Be Crazy To Pre-Order 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

14 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Sometimes, when you write about video games, it just feels good to be excited about something. When I first learned about Dark Souls II and Bloodborne I felt the hype hit me hard, and I was okay with that. I've warned about oversaturating oneself with hype in the past---whether you're a consumer or a critic---but [...]

WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

18 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

At this very moment, there are civilians fleeing war in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Ukraine and Central African Republic. There are more refugees now than any time since World War II. War means food shortages. Children suffer the most in these conflicts. Show More Summary

Dwight David Eisenhower Liveblogs World War II: April 18, 1945: Letter to Marshall on Concentration Camps and Other Subjects

Dwight David Eisenhower: >DDE/nmr >18 April 1945 >Dear General [Marshall]: >Today I forwarded to the Combined Chiefs of Staff the essentials of my future plans. In a word, what I am going to do now that the western enemy is split into...Show More Summary

World War II Ship Found Off California Coast

A fascinating piece of World War II history has been found 30 miles off the coast of northern California. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Boeing teamed up to locate the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier that saw action in the war and then became a nuclear...

1945: Robert Limpert, Ansbach antifascist

23 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

The ferocious commitment of the Third Reich to fight to the last man even when World War II provided the occasion (or the pretext) for many of that bloody conflict’s most poignant and pointless deaths. In these execution-focused pages we have seen the death penalty meted out to ideological enemies whom the Nazis hastened to […]

‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.

At Global Economic Gathering, Concerns That U.S. Is Ceding Its Leadership Role

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Economists and political leaders see an American government so bitterly divided that it is on the verge of deserting the global economic stage it has commanded since the end of World War II.

50 Amazing Color Photographs Captured Daily Life in America during World War II

These 50 amazing color photos were taken by photographers who working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI), captured everyday life in America from the Great Depression...Show More Summary

Botched Pokémon tattoo becomes newest beloved internet meme

If there's one thing my grandfather fought for in World War II, it was the right to monetize memes. Of course, he was in the Italian army, the side that rightfully lost the war, because all your grandfathers were fighting against meme monetization. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: April 17, 1945: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt: [My Day): >WASHINGTON, Monday—When you have lived for a long time in close contact with the loss and grief which today pervades the world, any personal sorrow seems to be lost in the general sadness of humanity. For a long time, all hearts have been heavy for every serviceman sacrificed in the war. Show More Summary

War Machine Mark II Sixth-Scale Figure

James Rhodes is back to prove there’s more than one Iron Man with the War Machine Mark II Sixth-Scale Figure. The Iron Man of the Air Force joins the Iron Man of the Avengers to take on Ultron in the upcoming Marvel movie, and this 12.20-inch-tall figure lets you gear up for battle. In addition […]

America’s New ‘Lend-Lease’ for Drones

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Lawmakers are pushing Obama take a page out of the World War II playbook—and let Jordan borrow some Predator drones to keep the terror group at bay.

Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of interment camp items

Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda.

22 Amazing Bird-eye View Photos of Berlin Shortly after World War II

Following the end of World War II, photographer Hein Gorny took spectacular aerial shots of the ravaged German capital. These were the first, if not only, photos of Berlin taken by a German photographer just a few months after the end...Show More Summary

Israel marks Holocaust with mournful, 2-minute standstill

Sirens pierce the air in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II

Putin accuses U.S. of being behind boycott of Word War II parade

President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Thursday of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe. Russia will stage a military parade on May 9 in what Putin called a display of “respect for victims of Nazis and […]

Liveblogging World War II: April 16, 1945: Battle of the Seelow Heights

Wikipedia: [Battle of the Seelow Heights]( >In the early hours of 16 April, the offensive began with a massive bombardment by thousands of artillery pieces and Katyushas. Well...Show More Summary

8 Other Villains Who Could Appear In Avengers: Infinity War

For years, Thanos has been biding his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but when Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II hit theaters in 2018 and 2019, respectively, he'll finally get the chance to shine as the main antagonist. He'll...Show More Summary

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