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British Invasion: Why is America Producing Fuel for This WWII Airplane?

Watch out, petroleum. This British biotech company is fueling the comeback of biobutanol-- something last produced during World War II.

94-Year-Old Man Can’t File Tax Returns Because The IRS Keeps Insisting He’s Dead

Siegfried Meinstein just wants to do his civic duty and pay his taxes, but he can’t, because the IRS insists he’s dead. As The Columbus Dispatch reports, the 94-year-old World War II veteran found out last April, to his surprise, that he’s dead. Show More Summary

UK Government Urged to Pardon the 49,000 Men and Women Who Were Persecuted Under Anti-gay Laws

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Spurred to action in response to the public's newfound awareness of gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, actors and activists are now calling on the British government to pardon the tens of thousands of other British citizens who were...

The Effect of Hollywood on Historical Perspective

22 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Pollsters asked French citizens who contributed the most to the defeat of the Nazis in World War II. The poll was conducted in 1945, then repeated in 1994 and 2004. As you can see in a graphic from Olivier Berruyer, the results changed over time. Show More Summary

How ‘Top 40? radio democratized music

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Nearly every history of Top 40 launches from an anecdote about how radio station manager Todd Storz came up with the idea sometime between World War II and the early 1950s, watching with friends in a bar in Omaha as customers repeatedly punched up the same few songs on the jukebox. A waitress,...

Mikhail Ryasnyansky (1926-2003)

Mikhail Ryasnyansky (1926-2003) was a painter from Ukraine. He fought in World War II but was discharged in connection with serious injuries and a concussion. Ryasnyansky's first name is written either Mihail, Mikhail or Michael. He studied under Tetyana Yablonska. Show More Summary

"The two earliest statements as to [the origin of the term 'Yankee'] were published in 1789..."

"... Thomas Anburey, a British officer who served under Burgoyne in the War of Independence, in his Travels II. 50 derives Yankee from Cherokee eankke slave, coward, which he says was applied to the inhabitants of New England by the Virginians for not assisting them in a war with the Cherokees; William Gordon in Hist. Show More Summary

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill, who died aged 90 on January 24, 1965, was Britain’s prime minister through the war years of...

Star Wars: A New Dawn

Star Wars: Rebels follows the adventures of Hera, Kanan, and the crew of the Ghost, but how did the Twi’lek and the Jedi meet? Star Wars: A New Dawn answers that question. Rebels takes place fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, showing how the rebellion began to grow under the […]

Liveblogging World War iI: January 24, 1945: The Red Army races across Poland to the German border

World War II Today: [The Red Army races across Poland to the German border]( " >On the 24th January they reached the river Oder, the modern day border between Poland and Germany, they were now only 60 miles from Berlin. Show More Summary

The Data Behind Radicalization

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux passes along an effort to better understand the roots of extremism: They’ve amassed a data set of more than 1,500 people radicalized to violent and non-violent extremism in the United States since World War II and put them into three categories: Islamist, Far Right, and Far Left. The database — which hasn’t been […]

Super Visions: Marvel v. DC (Eternity War, Part II)

Last blog I stated that the upcoming animated “Vixen” Web series for CW Seed will be a big-time game changer. And I asked you, dear reader, to take my word for it.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Eight Come Home

DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from World War II; three US MIAs from Korea; and three US MIAs from the Korean War. Pvt Jack M. Redman, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, USMC, was lost 20 November 1943 on Tarawa.  He was accounted for 20 December 2014. Maj. Peyton S. […]

The War Fiver – Five Classic British WWII Films to Watch this Weekend – Which is Your Favorite?

World War II was one of the most trying times in British history. Not only was Britain able to take a pounding from the Luftwaffe, but it pushed back and ultimately triumphed. Fittingly, this period has inspired some of the best of British films. Show More Summary

Heroes in the Sky brings out another WWII arcade battler

World War II fighter games, both in simulator and arcade format, have been on the scene since approximately 1946. Well look out below, because here comes another one: Heroes in the Sky. Heroes in the Sky looks to provide a streamlined combat experience, as players will jump into PvE and PvP aerial battles with a mouse-and-keyboard setup. Show More Summary

Enigma machine from World War II finds unlikely home in Beverly Hills

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

In the Oscar-nominated movie "The Imitation Game," a group of young British mathematicians is tasked with cracking the German Engima machine, the cipher device that the Nazis used to encrypt and decrypt war communications.

Liveblogging World War II: January 22, 1945: Auschwitz

Primo Levi: [Survivial in Auschwitz]( >If it is courageous to face a grave danger with a light heart, Charles and I were courageous that morning. We extended our explorations to the SS camp, immediately outside the electric wire-fence. Show More Summary

Monster Machines: We Find Out What It's Like To Ride Inside An Authentic WW2-Era Tank

The Matilda II Mark IV was an Allied infantry tank of the Second World War. Noted for its formidably armored hull, it was one of the primary tanks used by Australian Army regiments during New Guinea, Bougainville and Borneo campaigns. Show More Summary

GoG's journey to the awesome side is (nearly) complete has released an additional six Star Wars games to its library. X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Dark Forces, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Battlefront II are the new additions. Show More Summary

Will Charlie Hebdo Change the NYPD?

Daniel R. DePetris Security, United States The attack in Paris could force the NYPD to readopt controversial policies it previously discarded. It was the deadliest attack in the French capital since the World War II era.  Two brothers,...Show More Summary

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