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BMB, ClientEarth Make Statement About Air Quality with ‘Poisoned Playgrounds’

BMB teamed up with ClientEarth to highlight air pollution concerns with “Poisoned Playground.” The haunting spot shows a group of children casually enjoying a school’s playground — while wearing World War II era gas masks. Set to spare piano, the simple yet evocative spot implies the horror of such a scene becoming a part of everyday reality. Show More Summary

Yefim Stolyarsky, who fought to preserve the legacy of Russian-speaking veterans, dies at 94

In March, Yefim Stolyarsky convened a meeting of fellow Russian military veterans and announced that he was stepping down as president of the Los Angeles Assn. of Veterans of World War II. His health was fading and the group’s membership had been hollowed out with the passing years. He said he...

Private retreat built by Manhattan Project physicist hits market for $19.5 million

After his role as a lead physicist in the Manhattan Project, the World War II research group tasked with producing the first atomic bomb, the late Robert Christy valued privacy and safety. He scouted out a secluded piece of land surrounded by mountains in the Lockwood Valley and built a home there...

French Resistance spy Jeannie de Clarens dies at 98

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

WWII spy Jeannie de Clarens died last week in western France at the age of 98. While working as an interpreter for a group of businessmen in occupied France during World War II, de Clarens passed information about German V1 & V2 rockets...Show More Summary

Reimagining a Nazi Bunker

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

On the shores of Denmark, the massive Tirpitz bunker, which was built by the Nazis, is now part of a new museum. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the Tirpitz Museum features exhibitions about World War II, western Denmark and a collection of Danish amber.

Civilian Researchers Discover Wreckage of the USS Indianapolis

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the group used a high-tech vessel and historic ship logs to locate the famed World War II cruiser's remains. 

'To see Stalin': Latest WWII film aims to stir up Russians

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A group of Soviet mechanicsslog through a muddy forest on a mission that would eventually help change the course of World War II: reaching dictator Joseph Stalin. Among them is an engineer who wants to convince the Kremlin leader that...Show More Summary

'To see Stalin': Latest WWII film aims to stir up Russians

A group of Soviet mechanicsslog through a muddy forest on a mission that would eventually help change the course of World War II: reaching dictator Joseph Stalin. Among them is an engineer who wants to convince the Kremlin leader that...Show More Summary

Bjarke Ingels Group’s latest project is ‘hidden’ war museum in Denmark

The World War II museum expands a disused bunker along the country’s coast Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is no stranger to subterranean architecture: His firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s design for the Maritime Museum of Denmark opened...Show More Summary

95-year-old World War II vet finally sees memorial in Washington

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A national group called Honor Flight brings veterans to memorials honoring their service.        

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets

The residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico—a town that wasn’t supposed to exist—lived in a viscous state of secrecy during World War II. To disguise the existence of the nuclear bomb being built there, the group of Manhattan Project scientists, security personnel, and families needed to consider and reconsider their every move. Show More Summary

GW researcher finds centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness

(George Washington University) GW researchers studied the life and health span of a group of centenarian World War II veterans at the VA medical center in Washington, D.C.

World War II pilot to be buried in Kansas next month

Lt. John Dean Armstrong, a dashing pilot in the elite Flying Tigers fighter group in World War II, will come home to Kansas in June the year he would have … Click to Continue »

Independence Day Director Takes on WWII Thriller Midway Next

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Bona Film Group has closed an $80 million deal at Cannes for the World War II action-thriller Midway, for Roland Emmerich to direct.

‘Ghosts of War’ Battles World War II Demons at Cannes

Highland Film Group, who is handling international sales at Cannes, shared with Bloody the first ever look at Eric Bress’ supernatural psychological thriller Ghosts of War, a World War II horror story that follows five soliders descent into hell. Show More Summary

The 5 Biggest U.S. Special Operations Disasters

Robert Farley Security, And yes, one involves North Korea. Since World War II, the U.S. military has experimented with special-operations forces, small groups of warriors with the equipment and training to undertake extremely difficult missions. Show More Summary

The boss of one of the world's biggest exchange groups said EU markets rules are the 'worst piece of legislation' he's ever seen

LONDON — The boss of one the world's biggest exchange groups said that the upcoming MiFID II rules for financial services companies are "the worst piece of legislation" he has seen in his decades-long career. Jeffrey Sprecher, the founder,...Show More Summary

Croatia anti-fascists, Serbs gather at WWII death camp

Croatian anti-fascists and Serb minority groups have held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp, boycotting the official event over alleged government inaction … Click to Continue »

Nastase ejected from Romania Fed Cup match after tirade

5 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments toward players and the umpire led to play being briefly suspended        

Hainer Stollen in Siegen, Germany

Near the end of World War II, as the Allies were fighting to suppress fascist forces across Europe, groups of American troops who came to be known as Monuments Men had a different mission: finding and rescuing precious European art and...Show More Summary

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