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Amazing animation shows how the Allies bombed Hitler and Nazis into submission

• <b>The animation was created by the Imperial War Museum to mark the re-opening of the American Air Museum</b>• <b><br>It shows the progress of the Allied strategic</b> …

WWI soldiers spent less time in trenches than we previously thought

Many people’s image of World War I is something like this: shellshocked men, stuck for weeks or months in rain-filled trenches, enduring artillery bombardments and deadly raids from the enemy, before going "over the top" in fruitless raids of their own. Rinse. Repeat.<p>It's an image that has become …

Downton Abbey

Eichmann claimed he was 'a mere instrument' in Holocaust, appeal reveals

‘I was not a responsible leader and do not feel myself guilty,’ writes Nazi war criminal in personal petition now publicly released<p>Israel has made public a decades-old handwritten plea for clemency from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for his role in the Holocaust, dated two days before he was …

Israel
Empathy

The Nazi plan to relocate Jews to Madagascar, one of World War II's forgotten ‘what ifs’

History is filled with "what ifs." Writers and historians alike are keen on imagining alternate scenarios had one event turned out differently.<p>For instance, what if the Axis powers had won World War II (as imagined by writer Philip K. Dick)? What if Napoleon had successfully invaded Russia in 1811? …

World History

Are human beings innately violent? The oldest massacre ever discovered adds more proof

Some had their skulls crushed. Others were struck with arrows in their necks and heads. Among those killed was a pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound.<p>Researchers recently unearthed the 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya and this brutal scene is a …

Anthropology

The Bitter Taste of Victory by Lara Feigel review – portrait of the Germans in defeat

A survey of postwar Germany as seen by writers and artists shows the complex nature of attitudes to the defeated nation<p>Sometimes, the aftermath of war can be more terrible than the conflict itself. With Hitler’s downfall, and the unconditional surrender of the Nazi state on 7 May 1945, Germany was …

World History

Trove of never-before-seen Marine Corps films to be preserved, shared online

Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for …

Wreck found off Norfolk coast identified as first world war U-boat

A wreck found at the bottom of the North Sea has been identified as a German U-boat from the first world war, an energy company has announced.<p>ScottishPower Renewables workers detected the submarine lying 56 miles off the Norfolk coast at a depth of 30 metres, while researching for a windfarm …

Wreck

The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45 by Nicholas Stargardt review – a superb study

Most Germans did not want war in 1939. When it came, following Hitler’s invasion of Poland, there was no euphoria and flag-waving, as there had been in 1914, but dejection; the people were downcast, one diarist noted. The mood soon lifted, as the Third Reich overran its neighbours, but most Germans …

World History

Adolf Eichmann continued to support Nazism long after the war | Toronto Star

We are obsessed with Nazis. For the past 70 years, since the Second World War ended, dozens of books have been published annually about Adolf Hitler, …

World History
Middle East

Nazi holocaust documents found: 6,300 files discovered behind wall of Budapest apartment

Couple renovating their flat in Hungary find huge trove of documents from a 1944 Nazi census hidden behind a wall<p>A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their …

Former CIA Director: ISIS Will Strike America

I was an intelligence officer for 33 years. When intelligence officers write or brief, they start with the bottom line. Here it is: ISIS poses a …

Terrorism

Force Against ISIS Is the Wrong Tactic

The tragic acts of terrorism committed in Paris on Friday have led to renewed calls for a more aggressive campaign against ISIS. Such calls are …

Middle East

Hitler’s Final Days Revealed: Eyewitnesses Recount the Nazi’s Death in Unearthed Footage

The doc The Day Hitler Died, airing Nov. 16 on the Smithsonian Channel, reveals taped interviews with Hitler’s surviving staff that have never been …

World History

‘Some weapons’ missing from US Army facility in Massachusetts after break-in – FBI

The FBI has confirmed an unknown number of weapons are missing after a burglary at the US Army Reserve center in Worcester, Massachusetts. All law …

Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.<p>The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news …

North Africa

ISIS Propaganda Videos Praise Paris Attacks, Threaten Washington

ISIS has released propaganda videos celebrating the attacks in Paris and threatening to carry out another in Washington, D.C.<p>In one of the videos, a purported Algerian member of the terror group addresses the United States, saying, "like France we will strike in its center in Washington," according …

Terrorism

Paris horror a taste of World War III: FVR

People lay down flowers and light candles to tribute victims of Friday's attacks in Paris as the Brandenburg gate is illuminated in blue, white and …

America is still paying for its wars: The enduring catastrophes of Iraq and Afghanistan

A new report finds as much as 60 billion taxpayer dollars have been lost to fraud and waste in U.S. reconstruction<p>Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops …

War

Don’t Mess With the French Military

Here’s how to put the scale of Islamic State’s attacks into perspective. Within a span of few weeks, the radical Islamist group carried out the …

Middle East

THE KILL LIST: Islamic State has Released List of American Cities They Plan on Attacking

• 225.2Kshares<br>• Share<br>• Plus<br>• Link<br>• Link<br>• Digg<br>• Print<br>• Email<p>After seeing what happened in Paris, this is not a threat to take lightly. Armed citizens, keep your guns …

Russia Announces Nuclear Arms Race With U.S.

With the Pentagon’s top expert on Russia warning that Moscow is ready to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. and its allies, Russian President …

A Grand Bargain With Putin Against ISIS?

What follows is not very pretty. But it may be the best option available in a crisis without good options.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no secret of the fact that he would like some kind of political settlement with the West. The German magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> has just published a leaked …

Middle East

The Generals Who Won World War II

Winston Groom may be best known as the author of Forrest Gump, but he’s also an astute and entertaining military historian. He talks about three key …

Tom Hanks

Japan to re-examine verdicts in war crimes trials from Second World War

Government to reconsider rulings, including execution of six of Japan's Second World War leaders<p>The Japanese government is to re-examine the guilty verdicts handed down in the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals, which found 25 of Japan's military and political leaders guilty of initiating the Second World …

German 'Nazi grandma' sentenced to 10 months in prison for Holocaust denial

Ursula Haverbeck, an 87-year-old grandmother, insisted at her trial that Auschwitz was "not historically proven" to be a death camp<p>An 87-year-old grandmother was sentenced to 10 months in jail for Holocaust denial after insisting that Auschwitz was "not historically proven" to be a death camp.<p>That …

World History