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"Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself": FDR's First Inaugural Address

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt had campaigned against Herbert Hoover in the 1932 …

Political Science

An explanation for the German halt at Dunkirk

One of the Aug. 12 Free for All letters about the battle at Dunkirk, “Missing in action: Context,” by Steven Shore, said, “Historians still dispute why the Wehrmacht allowed the Dunkirk pocket to remain open as long as it was.”<p>As explained in the definitive “Hitler’s Generals” (1989), edited by …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

<b>The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine.</b><p>The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface.<p>The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the …

WWII veterans disgusted by surge of neo-Nazis at Va. protest

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Searching for the past in the Call of Duty: WW2 beta

So we're fighting the Nazis again. And in the game. Call of Duty's return to the heroism-soaked beaches and foxholes of World War 2 is either …

Who can decipher this encrypted telex from a famous battleship?

<i>An encrypted message from 1939, sent from the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein to an address in Kiel, Germany, waits to be solved. Can a reader</i> …

Germany defuses gigantic World War II bomb after evacuating 65,000 people

German explosives experts defused a 4,000-pound World War II-era bomb in Frankfurt on Sunday after evacuating 65,000 people from their homes, hospitals and jobs for the better part of the day.<p>Britain's Royal Air Force dropped the bomb — known at the time as a "blockbuster" because of its ability to …

America’s Worst World War II Fighter Was the Star of the Russian Air Force

The P-39 Airacobra may be the least loved American fighter plane of World War II, deemed inadequate by military planners at the outset of hostilities …