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Purple Heart mystery has storybook ending

1 hour agoNews : USAToday: News

A tale of bravery, honor and loss had a storybook ending Sunday when a Purple Heart found years ago was reunited with a World War II hero's kin.        

Dunkirk Is One Of The Bleakest And Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time

It shouldn't take very much to sell someone on the thought of a Christopher Nolan war movie. Dunkirk is about what happens after the clashing of armies, focusing on a British retreat at the beginning of World War II trapped in a battle for time. It's bleak, it's beautiful, and it's one of the greatest war movies I've ever seen. More »      

The Real History Behind The Story Of Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's relentless World War II drama Dunkirk is in theatres this weekend, telling a fictional story of the very real British defeat against Nazi Germany in France and subsequent retreat from Europe at the start of the war. Here's the history behind what you see, and what you don't see in Dunkirk. More »      

Box office: Victory for ‘Dunkirk, ‘Girls Trip’

Christopher Nolan's World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts.

‘Dunkirk’ Exceeds Box Office Expectations as ‘Valerian’ Bombs

“Dunkirk,” a World War II movie directed by Christopher Nolan, found an audience despite being considered a more serious film than usual summer fare.

How Warner Bros. Beat The Period Film Curse At The B.O. & Positioned ‘Dunkirk’ As A Summer Tentpole

Period has become increasingly challenging at the box office, not to mention in recent times marquees have been inundated with World War II fare, particularly films starring Brad Pitt. But when director Christopher Nolan embraces the...Show More Summary

Microsoft reveals new Crackdown 3 footage at San Diego Comic-Con

Microsoft hosted a show at San Diego Comic-Con last night which was presented by Janina Gavankar and Larry Hryb. Janina Gavankar is the protagonist of the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II and has recorded many other roles for video games. Show More Summary

Two More Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • Pvt Alberic M. Blanchette, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, USMC, was lost on Tarawa on 20 November 1943. He was accounted for on 17 July 2017. • Pvt Joseph Carbone, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd […]

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' beating expectations at box office

Christopher Nolan made headlines this week when he bashed Netflix, saying he would never work with the streaming company because it doesn’t support theatrical releases. And judging by how well his new World War II drama "Dunkirk" is faring at the box office this weekend, his movies will have a...

How the U.S. Navy Is Waging War on ISIS

Nolan Peterson Security, From aircraft carriers.  USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—During the early days of World War II, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a memorable comment about British pilots’ defense...Show More Summary

Watch Nicholas Hoult as Young J.D. Salinger in First Trailer for ‘Rebel in the Rye’

Coming in September from IFC Films is Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye, about the life of a young J.D. Salinger and his personal/creative struggles during World War II. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Fury Road) plays the famously reclusive author, co-starring with Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson (as literary agent Dorothy Olding), Hope Davis, and others. The […]

How Japan Lost World War II: An American Spy’s Story of Seduction and Intrigue

The Japanese knew her as Madame Tsubaki, a seductive lounge singer at the hottest nightclub in Manila. To the U.S. and its WWII allies, however, she was an American spy known as High Pockets.

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 109

This is the grave of John Shalikashvili Born in 1936 into an exiled noble Georgian family in Poland, Shalikashvili spent his childhood in the upheaval of World War II Europe. As was not uncommon for exiled nobility, his father embraced the Nazi invasions and he ended up in a unit subsumed into the SS. Good […]

Dunkirk Represents the Greatest Moment and Biggest Disgrace in British History

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Winston Churchill called the World War II battle “a colossal military disaster,” and the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance.”

The Unwomanly Face of War

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Elaine Margolin Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, a harrowing oral history of women in World War II, is now available for the first time in English, almost four decades after it was written.

Is This a ‘League of German Girls Inspection’ During World War II?

2 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

A still from the movie Blitzmädels an die Front is frequently shared as if it were an authentic World War II photograph.

The Dogfighting Scenes in “Dunkirk” Are Exhilarating

Christopher Nolan’s new World War II epic contains some of the most thrilling aerial engagements ever staged.

Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match looks like the tank game of my dreams

As part of Bandai Namco's upcoming onslaught of games based on anime, something I didn't expect to see was a title based on Girls und Panzer, a series where schoolgirls compete against other schoolgirls in large World War II tanks. Now...Show More Summary

A Vanished World: 27 Rare and Amazing Photographs Capture Jewish Life in Europe Before the Holocaust

Photographer Roman Vishniac created some of the most iconic images of Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust, documenting a world that would soon vanish. He also chronicled the rise of Nazism and the aftermath of World War II. However,...Show More Summary

Calendar Letters: 'Dunkirk' and World War II memories

Memories of Dunkirk and World War II I read Josh Rottenberg’s article [“Audacious Maneuver: Christopher Nolan Takes on Tentpole Rivals With WWII Thriller ‘Dunkirk,’” July 16)] with great interest. It is an apt title for a heroic episode in British history. I was 17 at the time, living in Wimbledon,...

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