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Hippies deface WWII Memorial

A group of teachers from Bismark, North Dakota traveling with some students to the nation’s capital discovered that vandals had defaced the North Dakota column of the World War II Memorial with “#NoDAPL” (meaning “No Dakota Access Pipe Line). One of the teachers posted the photo to Facebook and it’s also been written about on […]

North Dakota Portion of WWII Memorial Vandalized With #NoDAPL Graffiti

Graffiti on the North Dakota portion of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo via Facebook Apparently a group of teachers visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. yesterday were greeted with #NoDAPL graffiti on the portion of the memorial dedicated to their home state: MyNDNow.com has more. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Abruptly Parts Ways With Historian Who Chronicled Its Nazi Past

A group of prominent academics has accused the company of reverting to secretive ways over its use of forced labor during World War II.

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part II

Yesterday, we took a close look at the AK’s operating group, to enumerate the details that make this pattern such a dependable design. Today, we’re going to be looking at some of the other elements of the AK that make it so reliable,...Show More Summary

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, unsuccessful. After the war, the Allies detained ten German scientists in England for six months. Show More Summary

UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: 3 Losses

Diplomatically isolated Taiwan had a chance this week show for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s annual assembly. The UN group in place since World War II brings together 191 governments to agree on best commercial airline practices for flight safety, efficiency and clean air. Taiwan isn’t a member of the [...]

During the siege of Leningrad, nine botanists starved to death protecting a storehouse of edible crops

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

During the siege of Leningrad in World War II, a heroic group of Russian botanists fought cold, hunger, and German attacks to keep alive a storehouse of crops that held the future of Soviet agriculture. In this week's episode of theShow More Summary

FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION

3 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Hennessy Sports, K2 Promotions, Team Fury, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and Frank Warren on behalf of BoxNation are delighted to announce Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury’s long-awaited [...] The post FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Seeking Justice: Romani People Demand Compensation for Holocaust

There is no such place of World War II executions in the territory of former Yugoslavia, where the Romani have not been killed. However, Germany has not yet recognized the genocide of this ethnic group. Therefore, the World Roma Organization took the initiative to recognize their ancestors’ holocaust and to seek compensation.

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the World War II Special Operations Executive

World War II saw the creation of many spy organisations to battle the menace of the Axis powers.  In addition to MI5 and MI6, another group created during this time was the Special Operations Executive.  The SOE was tasked with doing...Show More Summary

Remains of U.S. Marine killed in World War II coming home to N.Y.

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The remains of a Pfc. George Traver of Chatham were discovered thanks to the Florida-based group History Flight.

Restored Re-Release Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

"In this world, a man, himself, is nothing." War is hell. In late 1998, Terrence Malick release his third film, The Thin Red Line, set during World War II telling the story of a group of American soldiers fighting in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Show More Summary

Clearing Land Mines in Trailer for Danish WWII Drama 'Land of Mine'

"Do you think I feel sorry for you?" Sony Pictures Classics has debuted an official US trailer for a Danish drama called Land of Mine, set near the end of World War II. The story is about a group of very young German POWs captured by the Danish army who are forced to clear thousand of land mines from a beach. Show More Summary

Five More Return Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 2nd Lt. Marvin B. Rothman, 311th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost on 11 April 1944 in New Guinea. He was accounted-for on 15 July 2016. From Korea • CPL Curtis […]

Monuments Men Rescued the Art. Nazis Got It Back

The Monuments Men are famous for rescuing art looted from Jewish families during World War II—but it turns out that many pieces never made it back to their original owners. That's because when the famed group turned over the artwork to the Bavarian state after the war, the state...

Secret Tunnel Built By Jewish Prisoners To Escape Nazis Found

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In the final months of World War II, a group of Jewish prisoners were forced to cover up evidence of Nazi atrocities. Shackled by their German captors, 80 prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp were sent to a site of mass killings in Lithuania. Show More Summary

In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

Members of World War II's 33nd Fighter Group attend a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. (Photo: Toni Frissell/Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-13245) Over the past few days, as the country reels in the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando,...Show More Summary

DPAA Accounts for Three More

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • PVT Evans E. Overbey, 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost in the Philippines on location on 19 November 1942.  He was accounted-for on 1 June 2016. From Korea • SGT […]

The Long-Lost Study That Tried To Quantify Creative Personalities

In the 1950s, a group of scientists set out to study creativity. Their subjects? Great midcentury architects, from Kahn to Saarinen. In the 1950s, the world became fascinated by creativity. World War II was over, and scientists wanted to understand subtler things about human psychology, our relationships, and our left brains. Show More Summary

How World War II spurred vaccination innovation

6 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...

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