It’s further proof that Hitler was barking mad.
World War II
Despite the jubilation (mostly) worldwide over the death of Osama bin Laden, the biggest enemy so far this century, it’s easy to forget the historic coincidence of the death of the biggest mass murderer of the previous century.
Japan’s survivors barely recognize the remnants of the towns that collapsed around them. But for the country’s oldest citizens, the ruined landscape is eerily familiar.
Little Susie can sit in George Washington’s boat as he crosses the Delaware. Little Tommy can stand on a scale next to William Howard Taft, our portliest of commanders. And in the room with Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. …
Two British historians are leading an eight-day luxury tour of Nazi and Third Reich sites in Germany.
The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel has announced it will be partnering with Google to create an easily accessible archive of 130,000 World War II-era photos. (via The Telegraph)
A document has been published for the first time which proves that the Nazis were fooled by the Allies’ D-Day landing plans. (Via BBC)
The American politician, activist and Kennedy brother-in-law Sargent Shriver died on January 18th in his homestate of Maryland; he was 95.
She was the fresh-faced 17-year-old who helped inspire the American home-front during World War II. Geraldine Hoff Doyle died Sunday at 84.
Naoto Kan became the second Japanese prime minister to visit the iconic World War II battlefield of Iwo Jima Tuesday. He came to pay his respects to the more than 21,000 Japanese soldiers who lost their lives on the Pacific …
Police in Germany are saying that a surprise attack on an elderly couple came from an unlikely source–a tree log.
In what most be the saddest/strangest story of the day, three people have been killed and six injured trying to defuse a World War II bomb in central Germany.