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The ‘Soldier’ With the Bazooka—World War II, Iraq, and a Story of the Good War

A World War II veteran shares an unexpected photo, and story, with Iraq War veteran Phil Klay.<p>A few years ago I attended a party for World War II …

Japan’s Hawkish PM Abe Visits Controversial Shrine That Honors War Criminals

He could only stay away for so long. On Dec. 26, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, where wartime criminals …

He helped win World War II and was rewarded with chemical castration

Without Alan Turing, World War II may have gone a different way.<p>"Until Turing came along with his wonderful work, our ships were being sunk by the German submarines at [an incredible rate], I hate to say," says Jean Barker, a Conservative member of the House of Lords.<p>Barker worked with Turing at …

Battle of Monte Cassino in World War II

The Battle of Monte Cassino was fought January 17 to May 18, 1944, during World War II (1939-1945).<p>Armies & Commanders<p><b>Allies</b><p>General Sir Harold …

22 Of The Most Unforgettable War Photos You Will Ever See

"In the news and magazines, people don't show us what's really going on," says Ann Wilkes Tucker, who curated the show with Will Michels. "We felt that if the soldiers have to see it and if the journalists have to see it, we have to see it."<p>Reactions to the exhibition have been mostly positive, if …

BYU-Idaho Uses War Imagery In Bizarre Anti-Masturbation Video

The video, first posted to YouTube in December but recently found by Raw Story, is titled "Wounded on the Battlefield," and starts with a voiceover from University President Kim B. Clark, who describes the "great war" against masturbation as a "battle" against an "enemy" that is "cruel, ruthless, …

Justice Scalia: You Are ‘Kidding Yourself’ If You Think World War II-Style Internment Camps Will Never Happen Again

HONOLULU (TheBlaze/AP) — Don’t fool yourself into believing that the Supreme Court will never again allow a wartime violation of civil rights like it did in allowing internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned law students at the …

Admiral Graf Spee - World War II - Kriegsmarine

Admiral Graf Spee - Overview:<p><b>Nation:</b> Germany• <b><br>Type:</b> Heavy Cruiser/ "Pocket Battleship"• <b><br>Shipyard:</b> Reichsmarinewerft , Wilhelmshaven• <b><br>Laid Down:</b> October 1, …

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome

Not published in LIFE. American jeeps travel through a bombed-out town during the drive towards Rome, World War II.<br>Carl Mydans—Time & Life …

North Korea's atrocities: What is the world going to do? Not much.

Sometimes — as with North Korea and its despot of the moment,<p>Kim Jong Un— I hate to admit it, but I miss the good/bad old days when we could just threaten to bomb someone back into the Stone Age to solve problems.<p>The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea released a 400-page …

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How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POWs Escape During World War II

<i>Even trivial changes to a trivial board game can shift the course of history.</i><p>In Monopoly's case, those consequences came during World War II.<p>During the war, large numbers of British airmen were felled over enemy airspace and then held as prisoners behind enemy lines. Germany, however -- in part as …

Introduction to the Second World War

The bloodiest conflict in history, World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. World war II was fought predominantly in Europe and across the …

In 'Stalingrad,' Where The Fog Of War Is Plenty Thick

<b>Stalingrad</b><p>Director: Fedor Bondarchuk<br>• Genre: Action, War<br>• Running time: 131 minutes<p><i>Rated R</i><p>If you're only going to see one film about the Battle of Stalingrad — and there are many — <i>Stalingrad</i> would be the wrong choice. Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk's treatment of the World War II turning point is …

A Dozen Team-Building Tips Inspired By A Great War Film

Stop complaining about how difficult it is to encourage well-mannered, highly educated, civilized professionals to work together. Instead, consider how difficult it would be to transform twelve convicted felons, with an affinity for violence and no desire to work together, into a cohesive, …

How Women's Lives Changed in World War II

Women's lives changed in many ways during World War II. As with most wars, many women found their roles and opportunities -- and responsibilities -- …

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Air America: U.S. Bombers and Their Crews in World War II England

Not published in LIFE. Jubilant B-17 crew members pose next to their plane upon returning to England unscathed after a b<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Margaret …

The Weird War History of "Strategic Scuttling"

Russians (or Russian sympathizers) sank a ship to block Ukraine's access to an important harbor. This tactic isn't as unusual as you might think.<p><b>As the Ukrainian-Russian rift over Crimea</b> intensifies, a new tactic has emerged: intentionally sinking a ship to prevent Ukrainian government ships from …

How to watch a war crimes trial in The Hague

You don’t need to be a lawyer to witness some of the biggest trials of the 21st century<p>As a legal officer at the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in The Hague, I heard many stories.<p>Some were heartbreaking, like the story of the woman who watched from her balcony as seven of her neighbors and friends …

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Imperial Japan's Abominable Dr. Death, And The Most Disgraceful War Crime "Amnesia" In History

In this space last week, I mentioned the strange story of Takeo Tamiya, who, in becoming president of the Japan Medical Association, rose to the highest pinnacle of the Japanese medical profession in the immediate aftermath of World War II.<p>To say the least this was an undeserved triumph. With the …

The Decline of the American War Hawk

There's been a backlash in the United States against foreign interventionism—but David Brooks and others just don't get it.<p>Citing polling data that shows a majority of Americans want the U.S. to be less engaged in world affairs, believe our influence on those affairs is declining, and feel we're …

Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …