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  • The Battle of the Bulge-Malmedy
    Part 2 - Malmedy Massacre and the Battle of the Bulge
    Malmedy, Belguim will forever be remembered as the most infamous massacre of American troops in World War II. The siege at Bastogne would have overshadowed the Malmedy Massacre had not the Germans committed more than a dozen unwarranted killings...
  • Fury Movie Poster
    Theatrical Review: Fury
    "Ideals are peaceful. History is violent." These words are uttered by the brilliant Brad (Legends of the Fall, Se7en) Pitt about halfway through this simultaneously bleak and hopeful World War II tank drama. Director David (End of Watch,...
  • Fury
    The Fury of War
    Fury: Rated “R“ (2 hours, 15 minutes) 17 October 2014Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Michael Pe├▒aDirected by: David Ayer It is April of 1945 and the Allies are making their final push in the European...
  • Classic Typewriter
    'Paper Love' explores tragically romantic WWII love story
    In the nonfiction read Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind, journalist Sarah Wildman investigates her grandfather’s exciting past, involving his escape from pre-World War II Austria on the eve of Nazi annexation and...
  • Dr. Joe Bryant
    Impassioned - A Jazz Documentary tells the story of WWII Veteran Dr. Joe Bryant
    The Austin Jazz Alliance and Kianga Films have joined forces to tell the story of WWII and Korean war veteran and trumpeter Dr. Joe Bryant.Oral histories, like genealogies, are an indispensable component of our cultural fabric. The fact that Joe&...
  • Book Review: Salina Utah Massacre by Mike Rose
    Book Review: Salina Utah Massacre by Mike Rose
    One of the little known events in Utah history had a phenomenal impact on the immediate aftermath of World War II, especially as it related to treatment of hundreds of thousands of Prisoners of War (POWs) housed throughout the American countryside...
  • Eichmann Before Jerusalem
    Eichmann Before Jerusalem:
    There have been many books about Eichmann’s trial and conviction in Israel for the murder of six million Jews. And there have been books about Eichmann while he was the architect Nazi genocide. But few authors have focused primarily upon...
  • Ukraine crisis draws comparisons between Putin and Hitler
    Ukraine crisis draws comparisons between Putin and Hitler
    Monday marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of WWII. It was September 1st, 1939 that the world saw Adolph Hitler finally shed the charade of "peace in our time" with the West and invaded Poland. The day did not go unnoticed by...
  • Minuteman Missile Guidance System
    Work in Progress: Computer History Museum, Mountainview, CA
    History of PlaceSilicon Valley, once the fertile ground of fruit farms, has long been symbolic of the wealth of the Golden State. Along this vein, the Valley has notoriously continued to become a hive for wealth manufacturing including well-known...
  • Kate Middleton and her grandmother Valerie Middleton share that Middleton beauty!
    Kate Middleton intriguing reveal plucked from family tree
    Kate Middleton has a family secret that has just been revealed to the world via the Clarence House Twitter page. Kate's beautiful smile and that spark for life seen in her eyes was a gift to her through the family gene pool, which was passed...
  • HMS Empire Anvil 1944
    The last hours of Pvt. Melvin Cowdell before his landing on Omaha Beach
    This article is a continuation of Salt Lake man killed on D-Day during the assault on Omaha Beach.Pvt. Melvin C. Cowdell, a 22 year old infantryman from Riverton, Utah, was killed in the initial landings on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on D...
  • Melvin Clyde Cowdell
    Salt Lake man killed on D-Day during the assault on Omaha Beach
    This article is a continuation of The hours of Pvt. Melvin Cowdell before his landing on Omaha Beach.June 6, 1944 (D-Day), Pvt. Melvin C. Cowdell, a 22 year old infantryman from Riverton, Utah, was killed in the initial landings on Omaha Beach in...
  • Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach
    Connecting the last day of Fortress Europe to to-day.
    The last day of Fortress Europe, called D-Day, was the day that the Western Allies broke through the Atlantic sea wall erect by the Germans after their conquest of Europe. Festung Europa, or “Fortress Europe” was a “propaganda...
  • D-Day landings
    D-Day: Invasion of Normandy remembered 70 years after the 'Day of Days'
    If the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor is a date which will live in infamy, then June 6, 1944 is the date that America proved to the world it would not be intimidated by bullies.70 years ago, the United States and its allies invaded Normandy to...
  • Walter Stovall Goodbye
    'Godfather of Houston Street' Walter Stovall, Jr. dies at age 92
    On the day Walter Adams Stovall, Jr. was born, August 30, 1922, Babe Ruth was thrown out of a New York Yankees baseball game for his fifth time. By the time Walter reached age 12, Ruth retired in 1935 on June 2. Walter died on June 2, 2014...