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  • Originally published 03/22/2018

    We wouldn't be America without student activists

    Peniel Joseph

    Students, teens and younger have been part of the anatomy of social justice movements since the end of World War II, most notably the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

  • Originally published 03/07/2018

    WWII aircraft carrier found in Coral Sea by Allen expedition

    A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial sea battle, has been discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

  • Originally published 12/29/2017

    Court rules "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz," 96, must go to jail

    Germany’s constitutional court has ruled that a 96-year-old German must go to jail over his role in mass murders committed at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War Two, refusing to overturn a lower court ruling.

  • Originally published 10/23/2017

    Make America Great Again

    David Goldfield

    How? The accomplishments of government in the two decades after World War II provide a blueprint.

  • Originally published 08/09/2017

    Japan and Russia: The War That Won’t End

    By an 1855 treaty the Kuril Islands belong to Japan.  But after the USSR conquered them in WW2 Russia's had them.  It's still a bone of contention between the two countries. 

  • Originally published 08/08/2017

    Poland eyes demanding WWII reparations from Germany

    The Polish parliament's research office is preparing an analysis of whether Poland can legally make the claim and will have it ready by Aug. 11, said Arkadiusz Mularczyk, a lawmaker with the ruling Law and Justice party who requested the report.

  • Originally published 07/12/2017

    World War II Continues to Have Demographic Impact on Russia

    The periodic increases and current decrease in the number of births in Russia reflects the third echo of World War II, Anatoly Vishnevsky says, with the low number of births in 1943 leading to demographic declines approximately every 25 years thereafter.

  • Originally published 05/01/2017

    The Nazi Who Infiltrated National Geographic

    Nina Strochlic

    Douglas Chandler's 1937 feature on Berlin for National Geographic magazine painted a citizenry content under Nazi rule. He later collaborated with the Nazis, working as a radio propagandist.

  • Originally published 04/11/2017

    Make American Humanitarianism Great Again

    Bradley J. Brewer

    Accepting refugees from Syria will strengthen America – a lesson we learned after World War II when we welcomed German refugees from Europe.

  • Originally published 04/10/2017

    Yale takes note of its special role in World War I

    At a ceremony historian Paul Kennedy noted that a grand total of roughly 9,500 Yale graduates and students served in the war, including in the Red Cross, YMCA, and other non-governmental bodies.

  • Originally published 04/10/2017

    Talk about Fake News!

    In the run-up to WWII, British intelligence unleashed an astrologer on an unsuspecting American public to sway public opinion on the war. He was a persuasive fake.

  • Originally published 03/29/2017

    Video of the Week: The Fallen of World War 2

    The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since the war.

  • Originally published 02/10/2017

    How to Radicalize a Peaceful Minority

    Benjamin W. Goossen

    There is no better way to turn a religious minority against a nation than by maligning, detaining, and excluding them.

  • Originally published 12/09/2016

    Guam war reparations bill moves to White House

    “The United States forever will be grateful to the residents of Guam for their steadfast loyalty to the United States, as demonstrated by the countless acts of courage they performed despite the threat of Imperial Japanese military forces that occupied Guam during World War II."

  • Originally published 11/07/2016

    Photo could rewrite history of Nazi 'Broken Glass' pogrom

    Seventy-eight years ago, the Nazis used the murder of a diplomat by a Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan, to launch anti-Semitic attacks. A newly uncovered photo suggests that he may have surprisingly survived the Holocaust.

  • Originally published 10/17/2016

    Russia chooses myth over history in new WWII movie

    It’s the story of one of the best-known and most iconic episodes of World War II (for the Soviets): The sacrifice made by “Panfilov’s 28 Men" to save Moscow from the Germans.

  • Originally published 09/20/2016

    Obama loses battle to keep World War II records secret

    A federal court has rejected a Justice Department attempt to keep secret the testimony from a 74-year-old prosecution of The Chicago Tribune for revealing that the U.S. had cracked Japanese codes.

  • Originally published 08/27/2016

    Greece vows pressure on Germany to get WWII reparations

    Greece has asked Germany to pay reparations for the losses the Nazi war machine inflicted on the South European nation during World War II, pledging to exhaust diplomatic and, if necessary, legal means in pursuit of its demands.

  • Originally published 07/08/2016

    Is ISIS in Retreat?

    John Prados

    A lesson from World War II suggests its adoption of costly suicide bombings is evidence it is.

  • Originally published 06/06/2016

    Grandpa’s World War II Secret

    Bruce Chadwick

    "War" is a moving play about what happened to so many thousands of GIs who fell in love with women in Germany, and later Japan, and in allied nations, in the World War II era (and in Vietnam later).

  • Originally published 05/16/2016

    Israeli Leader: Iran Mocks WWII Holocaust, Prepares Another

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.

  • Originally published 04/14/2016

    Croatian Historian Condemns Minister’s WWII Rhetoric

    Natasa Matausic, a historian who specialises in Croatia’s World War II history, said the country’s new culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic should apologise for past statements praising fascist fighters.

  • Originally published 12/30/2015

    French public get access to archives of WWII regime

    The order, which was signed on Dec. 24 and came into force Monday, will not only help the work of historians. It will also bring more citizens into the archives' lecture rooms to learn about what happened to their ancestors during World War II.

  • Originally published 11/13/2015

    How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History

    Rosie Cima

    From 1941-1944, hundreds of thousands of Filipino soldiers fought and died under the command of American generals against the Japanese in the Philippines, but their role has largely been erased from the history books.

  • Originally published 02/19/2015

    Iwo Jima survivors recall 1945 battle (Video)

    Seventy years after the battle of Iwo Jima, two survivors provide perspective on the offensive that is best remembered for an iconic photograph of U.S. Marines raising an American flag.

  • Originally published 12/17/2014

    The story of Costa Rica's forgotten World War II internment camp

    La Tribuna, a Costa Rican newspaper, captured the surreal situation in an article dated Dec. 11, 1941 trumpeting the speedy construction of a “concentration camp” to be built in San José and designed to hold 400 men of German, Italian or Japanese descent.

  • Originally published 12/16/2014

    France Confronts an Ignoble Chapter

    In Paris, an exhibition at the National Archives looks at French people who were genuine supporters of the Nazis during World War II.

  • Originally published 11/25/2014

    France awards highest honour to modest WWII spy heroine

    A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour.

  • Originally published 10/30/2014

    WWII Pilot Found Buried in Italian Corn Field

    The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.

  • Originally published 10/24/2014

    Okinawa: Why They Chose Death

    Jonathan Mirsky

    The huge US offensive in Okinawa—the only part of Japan where US forces fought on the ground—lasted eighty-two days in the spring of 1945 and cost about as many lives altogether as the atom bombs themselves.

  • Originally published 08/12/2014

    Hirohito's Long Shadow

    Shihoko Goto

    Hirohito's descendants remain committed to Japan's traditional values, which desperately need reform.

  • Originally published 04/19/2013

    Poland honours Jews who fought Nazis in Warsaw Ghetto

    A major ceremony is under way in the Polish capital Warsaw to honour Jews who fought overwhelming Nazi German forces 70 years ago in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in the city, where several hundred Jews battled the Nazis in World War II.About 13,000 Jews died in the ghetto when the Nazis reduced it to rubble. Survivors were sent to death camps.Poland's president praised the Jews' "last stand" in a speech on Friday.President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israel's Education Minister Shai Piron spoke at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, on the site of the former ghetto...

  • Originally published 04/05/2013

    Hidden WWII photos inspire doc

    BOSTON — Matthew Nash’s grandfather only mentioned the photographs to him once.Twenty-five-years later, they are the subject of a new documentary on the Holocaust that Nash spent three years making after finding the pictures his grandfather took while serving as an Army medic in World War II.Kept hidden from Nash and others in the family, the photos were not something Nash’s grandfather seemed to want to talk about with relatives. But they were something he could never forget....

  • Originally published 03/26/2013

    Remains of American WWII soldier reportedly found on Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands

    The remains of an American World War II soldier missing in action for nearly 70 years have reportedly been identified after they were found on the Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands.The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command confirmed to FoxNews.com that its team currently working in Saipan has received “possible human remains” and material evidence consistent with an unresolved case from World War II.“At this point, we cannot confirm the identity of these remains,” an email to FoxNews.com read. “Our next step is to get the remains and evidence back to JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and conduct the appropriate forensic analyses.”...

  • Originally published 03/26/2013

    Russian general and military historian: Stalingrad turning point of WWII

    It was the Battle of Stalingrad that broke the back of the Wehrmacht, says army general Makhmut Gareyev.Historians tend to disagree about the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad for the outcome of the Second World War. Many western scholars claimed that it was not the Battle of Stalingrad, but the British victory at El Alamein, where Montgomery’s Eighth Army triumphed over Rommel’s Afrika Korps in November 1942, that marked the war’s biggest turning point.For the sake of fairness, it has to be said that El Alamein made a substantial contribution to Hitler’s eventual defeat – not least because it marked the first defeat of Erwin Rommel, Germany’s legendary practitioner of blitzkrieg tactics, and because it came as a big morale boost for the Allies.However, strategically, the surrender of the German 6th Army at Stalingrad, less than three months later, was a much bigger blow for Hitler and the Wehrmacht’s morale. It marked the first major, decisive defeat on Hitler’s Eastern Front, and paved the way for the Red Army’s advance on Berlin in 1945....

  • Originally published 03/18/2013

    Edwin Ramsey dies at 95; WWII Army cavalry officer in Philippines

    Historians have said that losing the Philippines in the early stages of World War II was a defining event in the career of Gen. Douglas MacArthur.The same could be said of Edwin Ramsey. But Ramsey couldn't admit defeat.After MacArthur's retreat in early 1942, Ramsey, an officer in the 26th Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army, joined the Philippine resistance. He eventually headed a guerrilla force that grew to 40,000 enlisted men and officers, supplying crucial intelligence that helped lay the foundation for MacArthur's triumphant return more than two years later....

  • Originally published 09/02/2009

    Long Ago: A Total War in the Pacific Came to an Unimaginable End

    Vaughn Davis Bornet

    In 1941 to 1945 America’s fighting forces fought a desperate war with a dedicated and ruthless adversary, the Empire of Japan, which the enemy began with a surprise attack and which for nearly four years they did everything—fair and foul alike—to try to win.