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World War II
Thursday’s links talk stupid news and college kids.
The day after Japanese pilots attacked the U.S. Naval installation at Pearl Harbor, an angered, determined President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.”
But a week later, TIME editors …
A graduate student at Oxford will be spending the next six years chronicling the day-by-day events of World War II.
Don’t blame the Nazis for a Tallahassee, Fla. museum losing a famed piece of artwork last week. Blame a Frenchman — though he was possibly working with the Nazis.
Either way, U.S. government agents seized the 500-year-old …
A letter from a CIA agent in Germany at the end of World War II to his three-year-old son in America is one of the newest artifacts at the agency’s private museum, reports the Washington Post.
A fiery legal fight has broken out in the U.K. over the trademark for the slogan “keep calm and carry on” — the helpful advice of the British Government during World War II.
The ladies of the Jersey Shore aren’t the only females partaking in nights of endless drinking and debauchery.
A new book says that Coco Chanel, in addition to running one of the world’s most influential fashion empires, also spied for the Nazis.
Plan A: Operation Valkyrie. Plan B: Make the Führer a fraulein.
Two sought-after oil paintings that depict Adolf Hitler’s parents, Klara and Alois, have surfaced in Orange County, Calif.
A new book reveals that Adolf Hitler ordered the manufacture of Aryan blow up dolls to discourage his troops from sleeping with disease-ridden prostitutes.