Cyferus, Flickr Love letters from fans bundled with a ribbon. A Giovanni Boldini painting worth more than $2 million. Hairbrushes caked in 70 years' worth of dust. All sitting right where the owner left them during World War II. According...Show More Summary
Parade magazine is apologizing for a recent design layout that used the silhouette of a ship that strongly resembles World War II Bismarck-class Nazi battleship. The image was part of Sarah DiGregorio's feature "How Do You Feed an Army?"...
Boomer women knew from the start that we were special. Born of parents who’d suffered both the ravages of World War II and the Great Depression, we benefited from their desire to give their offspring what they lacked in childhood. We were the lucky recipients of a myriad of toys: ballerina dolls, hula-hoops, skateboards and [...]Show More Summary
Japan has long been criticized for school books that fail to acknowledge atrocities committed by Japanese troops in World War II as well as continued ceremonies that honor war criminals. For that reason, many felt that the recent acknowledgment of forced prostitution of thousands of Asian women — called Comfort Women — was a step […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some fresh news from World War II: Thirteen Merchant Marine ships sunk by the German navy in the Battle of the Atlantic threaten to release oil from their watery graves. The finding...Show More Summary
It all started with some bugs, and a can. %VIRTUAL-Gallery-188701% It all started with some bugs, and a can. During World War II, aerosol cans were developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to better distribute insect spray among soldiers and protect them from Malaria. Show More Summary
Seventy years ago during World War II the Wymeswold airfield in Britain was used to help protect the free world from barbarism of a kind unseen in Europe since the middle ages and of a scale unprecedented in history. Never before was so much owed by so many to so few. Show More Summary
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Did a German secret society resort to human sacrifice to stem the tide of the First World War in Germany’s favour? Was the builder of a house that became known as The Round House a member of this order? Were human remains found, and were the outlines...
Bernard Waber, the author of The House on East 88th Street, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and other classic kid’s books, has passed away. After World War II, the young artist changed his plans to study finance and took on art instead. he The House on East 88th Street captured his memories of moving to New York City as a young artist and newlywed. Show More Summary
Members of a Connecticut high school class of 1943 finally got the prom they should have had 70 years ago, before their senior celebration was interrupted by World War II. Anthony Pegnataro, the 1943 class president of James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn.,...
CBI Roundup: >BAD NEWS FOR JAPS: Fighter pilots of the 14th Air Force have been erasing Jap planes out of the skies with regularity during the past three weeks. These pilots recently drove into a formation of bombers and Zeros and, though greatly outnumbered, knocked down 10 confirmed and eight probable enemy. Show More Summary
There are many reasons that the US and Allied troops won World War II. One of the more obscure ones may be the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army.
Ancient coins, a map with an "X," a secret cave: It sounds like something out of a kid's book. Instead, it's an Australian professor's archaeological quest. During World War II, a soldier stationed on the Wessel Islands off northern Australia found several mysterious coins in the sand. Years later, a...
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Documentarian William Miles, whose films include 1981?s I Remember Harlem and 1992?s Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II, died May 12 in New York, reports the NY Times. He was 82. In 1977 the Harlem native made his first...Show More Summary
Convoy SC 130: Wikipedia: >SC 130, comprising thirty-seven ships, departed Halifax Harbour on 11 May 1943; in the care of a Western Local Escort Force, led by RCN destroyer Niagara. Convoy Commodore was HC Forsyth in the freighter Sheaf Holme. Show More Summary
A 92-year-old World War II veteran recently had the opportunity to live out a dream. When a staff member at the senior living center where he's lived for years asked what he'd do with one wish, Bobby Williams was ready with an answer. "I wanted to fish again," he said. So, they took him to a creek and didn't let the fact that he's confined to a wheelchair slow them down at all.
Secret drawings and sketches that a Czech artist produced and kept hidden from his Nazi captors inside a World War II concentration camp went on display at the Jewish Museum in Berlin on Friday. Bedrich Fritta was 35 years old when he...Show More Summary
For several years during World War II, a branch of the Japanese Imperial Army known as Unit 731 operated a vast biological and chemical research program in the Chinese province of Manchuria. The Japanese researchers conducted blood-curdling experiments on Chinese … Continue reading ?