European History

A walking tour of 1767 New York

In the footsteps of the 250-year-old Ratzer Map<p>The winter of 1767 was a difficult time to walk the streets of New York City as a British soldier. Though the War of Independence would not officially begin until the spring of 1775, tensions in colonial cities like Boston and New York were already …

History

Stalin's grandson who rejected dictator's name dies at 75

<b>Alexander Burdonsky, a talented Russian theatre director whose grandfather was Soviet leader Josef Stalin, has died of cancer aged 75.</b><p>Burdonsky was born Alexander Stalin but took his mother's maiden name to escape association with the Soviet dictator.<p>For several years he was head of the Central …

Russian History

Former CIA director: Trump sharing classified intel with Russians 'extremely unwise' and 'damaging'

President Donald Trump's reported sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting on May 10th was …

German History

Two U.S. bombers from the Second World War have been documented underwater near Papua New Guinea

Print<p>Two American B-25 bombers which went missing during the Second World War were recently documented under waters near Papua New Guinea, phys.org …

World War II

German school students find human skull in Cologne forest | Germany | DW | 25.05.2017

The gruesome discovery will hopefully shed new light on the mysterious identity of a dismembered torso which local youths found last year on the …

Archaeology

How a Delicate Alliance Defeated Nazi Germany

It was President Franklin Roosevelt who decided on Dec. 31, 1941, that the allies should be called “United Nations” rather than “Associated …

History

Trump’s ‘So Amazing’ Holocaust Memorial Note Is, Uh, Different Than The One Obama Wrote

During his visit to Israel this week, on Tuesday President Trump stopped by the country’s national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, as many United States presidents have done in the past. But unlike other former United States presidents who have visited, Trump spent only a scant half hour at the …

History

A Napoleonic President and L'Affaire Comey

<i>“It’s worse than a crime; it’s a blunder.”</i><p>Perhaps no line better captures U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Of …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Trump Reflects On 'Amazing' Visit To A Holocaust Museum He Barely Visited

The president left an "odd" note in the guest book at Israel's Yad Vashem.<p>President Donald Trump breezed through a visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem on Tuesday, summing up the half-hour experience in the museum’s guest book as “SO AMAZING.”<p>Although initial reports in …

Donald Trump

Renoir’s Summer Home Will Open to the Public as a Museum

Art World<p>The French painter's home in Essoyes, France will open its doors after four years of renovations.<p>,<p>Pierre-Auguste Renoir‘s former family home …

French History

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

WARSAW, Poland — A school in Poland unveiled a plaque Tuesday that commemorates 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation …

History

Call of Duty shows off more of its new take on World War II

Sledgehammer Games unveiled more details about the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII during a livestream today on Facebook.<p>Speaking on “Making Call of Duty,” senior creative director Bret Robbins answered questions from gamers about what the game will include when it debuts on the consoles and the PC in …

World War II

Anarchy and devastation: Outsider perspectives on the Russian Revolution

During the Russian Revolution of 1917, ambassadors from France, the United States and Great Britain were witnesses of the rapidly changing political situation. Here you will find excerpts from these men’s memoirs, containing some of their most interesting quotations and observations.<p><b>From the book</b> …

Russian History

John F. Kennedy, an always youthful president, would be 100 this month

At 43, he was the youngest man ever elected president of the United States. Everything about John F. Kennedy seemed young and hip — his thick hair, his cool sunglasses, his stylish wife and two small children, his love of touch football games.<p>Even the name he gave his presidency, the New Frontier, …

History

Germany is black spot in Nato solidarity

The negative feeling rose to 62 percent among German women.<p>Support for German action against Russia was even lower (29%) in the former East Germany, …

German History

West Germany in Post-World War II: 25 Rare Color Snapshots Capture Street Scenes of Munich in the Early 1950s

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third …

German History

German consumer morale brightens to reach highest since Oct. 2001: GfK

German consumers were in their best mood for almost 16 years heading into June, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to expectations that private consumption will again drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year.<p>The consumer sentiment indicator published by the Nuremberg-based GfK institute …

German History

GLEN MILLER MYSTERY SOLVED

<b>GLENN MILLER "MYSTERY" SOLVED AT LAST<br>65 YEARS AFTER ALLEGED PLANE CRASH INTO<br>ENGLISH CHANNEL, TRUTH FINALLY TOLD<br>RETIRED ARMY OFFICER ON GEN.</b> …

Trump pays tribute to Holocaust victims

President Trump on Tuesday paid solemn tribute to the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, calling it the world’s “darkest hour.”<p>“Words can never …

History

The Polish embassy gave Jim Cramer a history lesson after the CNBC host compared Macy's to the Polish army in WWII

The Polish embassy in the US gave Jim Cramer a history lesson on Tuesday after the CNBC host compared the department store Macy's to the Polish army in WWII.<p>In a tweeted statement, the embassy quotes Cramer as drawing the following comparison: "Macy's is like the Polish Army in WWII — it tried to …

Military History

In 1943, hundreds of German women saved their Jewish husbands from death camps

The Rosenstrasse protest was the only one of its kind<p>The Nazis were waiting until they won the war to deport the rest of the German Jews, namely the …

History

Trump Signs Holocaust Museum’s Book of Remembrance Like It’s a Child’s Yearbook

The Trump administration is bad at holocausts (and not in a good way). On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the White House released a …

History

Catherine the Great: Biography, Accomplishments & Death

Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was an empress of Russia who ruled from 1762-1796, the longest reign of any female Russian leader. …

Russian History

9 World War II Novels Coming Out This Summer

The arrival of summer 2017 brings with it a slew of new historical fiction, including great novels set during World War II. From London to Austria, …

Books

Put yourself in Vichy France: do you resist or collaborate? – Robert Gildea

A puncture can change your life. In Louis Malle’s film <i>Lacombe, Lucien</i> (1974), the young peasant Lucien is rejected by his former schoolteacher who …

Remembrance Day

Some people are not happy with what Melania wore to Israel's Holocaust memorial

For his first foreign trip since taking office, President Donald Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia and Israel, meeting with each country's respective …

Donald Trump

Argentina Wants to Keep This 1970s Jet Fighter Flying

Just one year after France retired its last Super Étendard carrier-based strike planes from service, Argentina announced it is considering buying six …

French History

New documents show how the Soviet Union tried to stop WWII

Many European countries frequently chastise modern Russia for the so-called Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between Moscow and Berlin on 23 August of …

Russian History

Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

The warnings come amid concerns by enemies of the Russian state who live in the EU that they could be harmed for their work.<p>The martial arts clubs, …

Russia

The blockade-running British women at the forefront of Basque evacuations

It was the first time nurse Aileen Moore had flown. But at noon on May 11, 1937, she took off in a tiny 25kg monoplane from a daisy-speckled airfield …

Spanish Civil War