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Was there any chivalry in the Second World War?

The military career of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Chivalry and honour are terms rarely associated with the Second World War. This was the time when industrial war had reached its zenith and military atrocities were commonplace. 1,433 more words

TDISH: A Terrible Case of Mistaken Identity

From late August into early September, 1972, the world gathered as it does every four years to celebrate peace and sport.  This time the gathering was to be held in Munich, West Germany.  294 more words

This Date In Strange History

Images of history

by John Raimo

As often as historians and art historians talk past one another, they also come together before common problems, questions, and… 1,759 more words


A lawyer complained to his Army Sgt. friend, serving in the Philippines, about his "Hard boiled, slave driving, under paid profession" and received this scathing response.

Stan was, by the sounds of it, a respectable and comfortable lawyer who was brought up in a equally respectable fashion: “good home, fine parents, and sufficient funds. 1,247 more words


Fortune. Failure. Fetish. Fest. Aby Warburg’s glorious Nachleben

by guest contributor Dina Gusejnova

Aby Warburg (1866-1929), the philosopher of culture, art historian and psychopathologist of modernity extraordinaire, famously described himself as an “ 2,263 more words


TDISH: Fighting for Working Women

July 5, 1857 marked the birth of a very influential woman in the messy political world of the early twentieth century, Clara Zetkin. She was a Socialist and Women’s Rights Activist in Germany during the last years of the Second Reich. 235 more words

This Date In Strange History