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  • God Bless America
    God used Irving Berlin to bless America
    The year was 1918 when Irving Berlin, while wearing his composer hat, penned the song, God Bless America. Berlin was on active duty with the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York when he originally composed the tune. He chose to set it...
  • The Imitation Game
    The Turing Test
    The Imitation Game: Rated “PG-13“ (114 minutes)Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen LeechDirected by: Morten TyldumDuring World War II the Germans created what they believed to be an...
  • Unbroken
    To Remain Unbroken
    Unbroken: Rated “PG-13“ (2 hours, 17 minutes)Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund, Finn WittrockDirected by: Angelina JolieJust when you thought that we were long past WWII films, we get...
  • Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion
    Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion
    During WWII, on 24 October 1944, Maj. GeneralJohn E. Dahlquist — against the advice of his senior officers — committed the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry (36th Infantry Division, originally Texas National Guard), to an engagement in the...
  • Angelina Jolie is 'Unbroken' with her Christmas Day offering for the 2015 Oscars
    Angelina Jolie is 'Unbroken' with her Christmas Day offering for the 2015 Oscars
    Angelina Joliewas determined to make this epic film about Louis 'Louie' Zamperini after having read the bestselling novel by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”Zamperini...
  • National WWII Museum’s Newest Exhibit Pavilion Now Open: Campaigns of Courage
    National WWII Museum’s Newest Exhibit Pavilion Now Open: Campaigns of Courage
    Just 70 years ago the fate of the world hung by a thread. America was fighting a two-front war against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Titanic battles, on a scale never seen before or since, blazed across two vast oceans and three huge continents...
  • My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
    'My Family for the War' by Anne C. Voorhoeve: Middle grade historical fiction
    "My Family for the War" by Anne C. Voorhoeve is a story about Jews during World War II, told with a slight twist. The protagonist is Jewish through her ancestry, but is actually a practicing Protestant. Hitler and his minions do not care...
  • Glenn Miller
    Solving the 70-year mystery of Glenn Miller's death
    It was 70 years ago today that Glenn Miller, the most popular big band leader of the late 1930s and early ‘40s, died in a plane crash.The trombonist and his group had been contributing to the war effort by entertaining U.S. troops stationed...
  • Jungle of Bones by Ben Mikaelsen
    'Jungle of Bones' by Ben Mikaelsen: Young adult survival story about change
    In "Jungle of Bones" by Ben Mikaelsen, the stubborn teenage boy who is the protagonist is on his way to a troubled future. His father was killed while reporting in Darfur, and his mother does not know how to cope with Dylan's anger...
  • MOVIE REVIEW:  There's nothing imitation about 'The Imitation Game'
    MOVIE REVIEW: There's nothing imitation about the 'The Imitation Game'
    As you are reading this column, be it online or in print, one of the people responsible for this luxury is the very man celebrated in “The Imitation Game” - Alan Turing. Although director Morten Tyldum focuses on Turing’s life in...
  • Arizona Memorial
    Reprint: Infamy forgotten?
    On December 7, 1941 we were given a black eye from a sucker punch delivered to us by the Japanese. This event in our history is a good time to reflect on the can do spirit that made this country great, that may or may not still exist. We briefly...
  • 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 PeñaDirected 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...