History

Eight of the goofiest code names for U.S. military operations in history

You did not want to be served Operation Breakfast<p>In the past, code names for military operations were strictly kept secret. But with the development …

War

How The Roman Empire Structured Military

The Roman Empire had one of the best militaries of ancient times. It steamrolled over the Carthaginians, Greeks, Egyptians, Gauls, more than held …

Roman Empire

Joy Behar compares illegal aliens to slaves, Jews in the Holocaust, and insults Melania

“The View” co-host Joy Behar added to the debate over the ruling against President Trump on sanctuary cities by comparing illegal aliens to slaves seeking the “underground railroad,” Jews hidden from Nazis during the Holocaust, and then insulted first lady Melania Trump.<p>Behar made the comments …

Immigration

Seth Meyers Calls Out President Trump for Pronouncing ‘Nazi’ Wrong

President Donald Trump — who has faced several charges of anti-Semitism in the past — almost made it through the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of …

Donald Trump

The island with £100 million hidden

According to legend, pirate treasure reportedly worth £100 million is buried on an Indian Ocean island. This is the true story of two men’s life-long search.<p>According to legend, pirate treasure reportedly worth £100 million is buried on an Indian Ocean island.<p>Although the region is thought to be …

Archaeology

South Carolina Republican: scrap slave memorial if Confederate monument goes

Sheri Few blames ‘weak politicians’ for taking down Confederate flag Pastor calls Few’s ad citing Charleston shooting ‘completely distasteful’<p>A South Carolina candidate for US Congress, who has been criticized for using the 2015 killings of nine black church members in a campaign advert, has said …

Politics

The Prussian Nobleman Who Helped Save the American Revolution

The baron wore an eight-pointed silver star on his chest, etched with the word <i>Fidelitas.</i> “Squad, halt!” he shouted—some of the few English words he …

Military History

Bill O'Reilly: 'People Are Trying To Kill Me Right Now'

Former Fox News host compares himself to his father, who fought in World War II.<p>Bill O’Reilly made a thinly veiled reference to the sexual harassment scandal that cost him his job at Fox News by comparing his situation to that of his father, who served in World War II.<p>On his podcast Wednesday, …

Media Industry

Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to fascism

The son of a Nazi governor has spoken of his fears over the possible break-up of the European Union and warned that Germany could return to …

European History

Best Carriers Fighters Subs Bombers all Time

Robert Farley [2]<p>In today's world, where everyday it seems a new piece of military technology is poised to take over the battlefield and make …

Military History

John F. Kennedy's Only Known Diary Sells for $718,000

It reveals the former president's thoughts on Adolf Hitler.<p>At the end of World War II, John F. Kennedy's father arranged for his son to work as a journalist overseas covering post-war Europe. The young naval veteran, who had done a tour of duty in the Pacific and received the Navy and Marine Corps …

Remembrance Day

Life in 19th-century slums: Victorian London’s homes from hell

“Tyndall’s-buildings is a court containing 22 houses… the basement story of nearly all… was filled with fetid refuse, of which it had been the …

London

Owner Withdraws Nazi-Looted Painting From Auction in Austria

AMSTERDAM — The owner of a 17th-century Dutch portrait that Nazi authorities looted from its German Jewish owner pulled the work on Wednesday, hours before it was to be auctioned in Austria, following an outcry and anonymous threats.<p>The painting, “Portrait of a Man” (1647) by Bartholomeus van der …

Art History

First Americans claim sparks controversy

<b>A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago - much earlier than has previously been suggested - has run into controversy.</b><p>Humans are thought to have arrived in the New World no earlier than 25,000 years ago, so the find would push back the first evidence of settlement by more …

Anthropology

The Fears That Fueled an Ancient Border Wall

President Donald Trump has promised to build a “great, great wall” between the United States and Mexico, ostensibly to prevent illegal immigration. …

Ancient Rome

What We Can Learn About Trump From His Favorite President, Andrew Jackson

<i>This piece was inspired by an episode of The Cooler, KQED’s weekly pop culture podcast. Give it a …

Andrew Jackson

Israel uncovers ancient Roman history at Mediterranean port

Israeli archaeologists working on a major Roman-era port city on Wednesday unveiled new discoveries including an altar dedicated to Augustus Caesar …

Archaeology

Guernica massacre: Madrid removes facade that glorified Nazi role

City council dismantles tomb fascia on 80th anniversary of the most notorious atrocity of the Spanish civil war<p>Eighty years after Nazi bombers devastated the Basque town of Guernica, inspiring Pablo Picasso’s famous painting, Madrid city council has removed a last, lingering trace of the most …

Spain

The apocalyptic echoes of the atomic bomb in Japan’s anime and manga

At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film <i>Akira</i>, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake.<p>The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—along with …

Anime

Washington Could Use a Man Like Nixon Again

Standing in front of Richard Nixon’s humble farmhouse birthplace at his presidential library in Yorba Linda, California 23 years ago this month, I delivered a eulogy for an American giant. As I look back at that day, I’m flooded with memories of President Nixon—including decades I spent at his …

Political History

STUNNING: How The Infamous Arch Of Titus Looked In Roman Heyday

Archaeologists and historians have produced a rendering of what the anti-Jewish Arch of Titus in Rome looked like in original color.

Archaeology

Download 200+ Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

For at least half a decade now, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and other art books. Now you can …

Museums

‘Panzerwehr: 1949’ Reimagines Mechs in VR as WWII-era Combat Machines

In development by indie studio KUKURU3, <i>Panzerwehr: 1949</i> is a mech combat simulator made for VR which imagines an alternate WWII timeline where mechs …

Military History

The New Leader Of France's National Front Questioned The Existence Of Nazi Gas Chambers

In a dissertation interview in 2000, Jalkh discussed "the problem of gas chambers" and the theories of convicted Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson.<p>"I think we should be able to discuss this problem," Jalkh said at the time. "Even a guy like Faurisson, he says: I'm asking you, I'm asking a number of …

French History

'Call of Duty: WWII' won't ignore the Holocaust anymore

Video games set during World War II tend to be Holocaust deniers.<p>It's more a product of smart business than toxic beliefs. Video games weren't mature enough to tackle difficult topics when World War II shooters were in their heyday. <i>Wolfenstein 3D</i> established Nazis as uncontroversial villains, but …

European History

Dancing for the Masses | Roundtable

In the spring of 1921, the American dance pioneer Isadora Duncan accepted an invitation from A.V. Lunacharsky, Soviet commissar for the …

Russian History

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years After Theft

Following a lawsuit settlement between Léone Meyer and the University of Oklahoma, "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep" is at the Musée d'Orsay.

Art History

From Around the World, An Urgent and Unified Plea to Avert War on Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump<br>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson<br>Secretary of Defense James Mattis<br>H.R. McMaster, National Security Council<p>April 26, 2017<p>Dear …

North Korea

Norman Hatch, Marine who captured heroism and horror on film, dies at 96

Norman T. Hatch, a Marine Corps cinematographer who produced some of the most intimate and harrowing glimpses of war seen on film and whose dramatic footage of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II won an Academy Award, died April 22 at a nursing home in Alexandria, Va. He was 96.<p>The cause could …

Military History

Why Do We Care So Much About The First 100 Days Of A Presidency?

If you’ve paid attention to the news cycle lately, you’ve probably noticed there’s been a lot of chatter about President Donald Trump’s first 100 …

Donald Trump