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Darkest Hour

There was a time when I would repeatedly watch the repeat episodes of “World at War”, until I got fed up with the Allies’ failures.  Norway, France, Singapore, North Africa, Dieppe, Anzio. 273 more words



A memoir that was never written will finally be published.

The Amsterdam based author Wendy van Eijnatten will launch her book about the quest for her missing uncle Jan van Boeckel on the 11th of February 2018. 314 more words

Jan Van Boeckel

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

A Press Release from Oxford University Press

[James McNaughton‘s] Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett’s creative responses to the Irish civil war and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism, and the atrocities of World War II. 123 more words


The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Through her approach to oral history, Svetlana Alexievich crafted a unique portrayal of the Second World War. While interviews with Soviet combatants brought a human face to the conflict, the author chose an original method of elucidation. 502 more words

Book Reviews

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris


I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. 788 more words

Book Review

(EN) “Darkest Hour” (film): The power of words

The film “Darkest Hour” shows us how Winston Churchill became Prime-Minister and how he faced his first dilemma as such: to start peace negotiations with Germany or fight it until the Victory was reached (or die trying). 390 more words

A Importância Das Palavras

Why Was The Success Of D-Day So Important?

The invasion, code named Operation Overlord, that took place in northern France in 1944 was the most significant victory that the Allied Forces had in the Second World War. 654 more words

Second World War