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How America Became a Safe Haven for Nazis after WWII

After World War II, thousands of Nazis—from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich—came to the United States and settled into new lives. For many, their pasts were easily disguised and their war crimes forgotten. Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau tells how some …

WW II Cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) Final Report Completed

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- U.S. Navy underwater archeologists from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) have completed the final survey report of …

How a Secret Squad Saved London From Flooding in the WWII Blitz

When bombs rained down on London during the Blitz, they fell on houses, on churches, and, less famously, on embankments along the River Thames. The …

How Stonehenge site became the world's largest military training camp

<b>Many of England's historic sites - some of which played key roles defending the country in past centuries - were given new roles during World War One. Tudor castles came to the defence of the nation once again, while country houses helped wounded soldiers recover.</b><p>The ancient stones at Stonehenge …

First Europeans 'weathered Ice Age'

The DNA comes from a man who lived in westernmost Russia some 36,000 years ago<p><b>The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.</b><p>That is the suggestion of a study of DNA from a male hunter who lived …

Anthropology

WW1: The Zimmermann Telegram

A decrypted German telegram intended for Mexico pushed the United States into World War One and prompted a wave of hostility on the US-Mexico border.<p>As part of a BBC series looking at stories beyond the trenches, BBC Mundo's Luis Fajardo examines the lasting impact of the Zimmermann</i> …

Remembrance Day

10 Years After Battle For Fallujah, Marines Reflect On 'Iconic Fight'

<i>NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base." This is the first installment of the ongoing series.</i><p>Even 10 years after the battle for Fallujah, it's hard for Marine Master …

The Nor » All Cameras Are Police Cameras

<i>This essay is the first of a series of reports from The Nor, an investigation into paranoia, electromagnetism, and infrastructure.</i><p>On the morning of …

10 Great Escapes Across The Berlin Wall

For 28 years, communist-controlled East Germany was cut off from the capitalist enclave of West Berlin by a barrier of concrete, barbed wire and heavily armed guards.<p>The first barricades of what would become the Berlin Wall sprung up in August 1961, after the number of East Germans leaving the GDR …

Nazis Helped Get Us To The Moon. The Reagan White House Helped Keep Them In The U.S.

WASHINGTON -- They lived within our borders for years, thousands of miles away from the lives they helped ruin. Serving as cornerstones of America’s post-World War II scientific advancement, they worked for NASA and helped develop our rockets, quietly burying their horrific pasts under accolades …

Digitised WW1 diaries highlight battle confusion

<b>Scrutiny of digitised diaries from World War One have shown how the early days of war were full of confusion about who fired its first shots.</b><p>Popular wisdom now holds that Drummer Edward Thomas was the first soldier to shoot on 22 August 1914.<p>But a field almanac written in the early stages of the …

History

Berlin, 1963: Voices From the Wall

Three stories of a divided city<p>In December 1963, <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i> published a 43-page supplement on Berlin, "the Broken City." The report was published just two years after construction began on the Berlin Wall, and many of the stories revolve around the rise of this new, tangible division …