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Look: Japanese and Chinese groups hold joint memorial in Nanjing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hundreds of peacemakers from China and Japan held a rally at the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 15, 1945, as well as to mourn the victims of the massacre and pray for world's peace. [ more › ]

Another Five Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 1stLt William O. Pile, 559th Bombardment Squadron, 387th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force, US Army, was lost on 23 December 1944 in Germany.  He was accounted for on 13 June 2015.  1stLt Pile was the pilot on the […]

70 Years of Dubious Federal Food Rules

last monthNews : Reason

From a World War II–era food wheel in which butter is listed as one of the seven major food groups to today's much-maligned "MyPlate" serving chart, take a tour through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's sometimes hilarious attempts to guide Americans toward healthy eating.

Hogan's Not-Heroes and Trump's Wild Card Rants

As a kid one of my favorite TV sitcoms was Hogan's Heroes. Set in a German POW camp during World War II, a group of really sharp Allied prisoners of war (most of them fliers who were shot down or parachuted to safety) were humorously and cleverly outsmarting their dimwitted and bumbling Nazi jailers. Show More Summary

South Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Threaten to Sue Japan for $20 Million in the US

2 months agoNews : Vice News

A group of South Korean women who were forced into sex slavery by Japan during World War II in order to serve its soldiers announced on Tuesday that they will sue the Japanese government for $20 million in a California district court on July 1 unless it makes suitable amends before then. Show More Summary

Detailed 3D Map Visualizes The Battle of Stalingrad

Russian art group in[visible] studio created a miniature real life version of the bloodiest battle of World War II. They used projection mapping to bring a small-scale model of the city ruins to life with planes and soldiers fighting. The result is incredibly realistic. Read more...

ALISON HAYWARD ON THE IRS: From today’s Tea Party to the pacifists, socialists & anti-tobacco group

ALISON HAYWARD ON THE IRS: From today’s Tea Party to the pacifists, socialists & anti-tobacco groups of America before World War II, the tax man has a long history of trying to shut people up. Yet another reason to get rid of the income tax. Or to abolish official immunity for government employees.

Ronnie Gilbert Of The Weavers Has Died At 88

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“‘We sang songs of hope in that strange time after World War II, when already the world was preparing for Cold War,’ Ms. Gilbert recalled in ‘The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time,’ a 1982 documentary about the group. ‘We still had the feeling that if we could sing loud enough and strong enough and hopefully […]

Syrian Rebels Get Hands on Nazi Howitzer

When one sees a group of Islamic terrorists, using a Nazi howitzer used during World War II, it’s a clear sign that the world might have gone wrong.

Here’s how World War II spurred vaccine innovation

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

War and disease have marched arm in arm for centuries. Wars magnify the spread and severity of disease by disrupting populations. As large groups of people move across borders, they introduce and encounter disease in new places. Often, they move into crowded, resource-poor environments that allow...

United States 'Monuments Men' group returns historic paintings taken after World War II

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The family of an American tank commander who won three historic paintings playing poker during World War II returned the stolen art treasures on Tuesday to their rightful owners. Two more paintings acquired by a librarian while serving...Show More Summary

Not-Liveblogging World War II: May 1, 1945: The Man of "Destiny": Nicholas Fairweather on Adolf Hitler in 1932

Nicholas Fairweather, March 1932: >Hitler and Hitlerism: A Man of Destiny: AT the present juncture, when the followers of Adolf Hitler appear to be the strongest group in Germany, when, as the London Times recently said: >>the Hitler...Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: April 27, 1945: Execution of Mussolini

World War II Today: [Execution of Mussolini](http://ww2today.com/): >It was on the 27th April that a column of German trucks made their way north to Switzerland. Amongst the group was Benito Mussolini, thinly disguised in a German army helmet, and his mistress, intending to take a plane to Spain. Show More Summary

American Adam Gadahn, Death Metal Fan Turned Al-Qaeda Propagandist, Killed by U.S.

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

A operation in January killed Adam Gadahn, an American-born Al-Qaeda member who served as a spokesman for the group, the White House revealed Thursday. Gadahn, the first American to be charged with treason since the World War II era, was born in Oregon on September 1, 1978 and raised on a ranch in Riverside County, California. Show More Summary

America’s New ‘Lend-Lease’ for Drones

5 months 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.

Auction of Art Made by Japanese-Americans in Internment Camps Sparks Protest

A Japanese-American group wants to stop a collection of artifacts from World War II interment camps from being dispersed on the market.

Liveblogging World War II: April 11, 1945: Eleanor Roosevelt

[MY DAY by Eleanor Roosevelt, April 11, 1945](https://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc.cfm?_y=1945&_f=md057073) >KEENE, N.H., Tuesday—Yesterday I went to the Cosmopolitan Club in New York to meet with a distinguished group of women who had been invited by the foreign division of the International Board of the YWCA to hear General Carlos P. Show More Summary

Ukraine Recognizes Ultranationalists as Freedom Fighters

The Ukrainian parliament passed a bill recognizing notorious ultranationalist groups, including those active in Ukraine during and after World War II, as fighters for the country's independence in the 20th century.

SBU Head Wants to Model Security Service on WW2-Era Ukrainian Nationalists

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) should be modeled on the security services of the ultranationalist groups, active in Ukraine during and after World War II, namely the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), SBU head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt: [MY DAY, March 17, 1945](http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc.cfm?_y=1945&_f=md057052): >Yesterday in Washington I lunched with a group of women who appeared on a panel arranged by Mrs. Charles Tillett, vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and a number of other women interested in the meeting. Show More Summary

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