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Netanyahu puts Trump on notice over Syria

19 July 2017 |Ben Caspit  | Al-Monitor

“Just over half a year after Donald Trump entered the White House, the first public dispute between him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, i.e., Netanyahu, has surfaced. 388 more words


Short Story Review: "Saxophone" by Nicholas Royle

4 of 5 stars.

In an interesting twist of alt-history, this tale depicts a ravaged Iron Curtain separating Communist Soviet Union’s sphere of influence from that of NATO’s. 177 more words

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Christopher Nolan is known for skillfully weaving a complex story structure in most of his movies. And he’s done just the same for Dunkirk.

Written and Directed by Nolan, Dunkirk is a story of relentless efforts to rescue 4,00,000 British soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, who are surrounded by Germans from all sides and the only way out is by sea. 300 more words

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The decade-long, $6M effort to put a 74-year-old WWII boat back to water

(Source: arstechnica.com)

NEW ORLEANS—Among the reasons Seinfeld continues to resonate nearly 20 years later, the show seemingly had a joke for every situation. And when it comes to Tom Czekanski, director of collections and exhibits at The National World War II Museum, that joke comes from an episode titled “ 1,625 more words


The Mirage of the Desert Fox: Erwin Rommel and the Whitewashing of the Nazi Past

Erwin Rommel comes as close to being a household name in America as a Nazi general can get. In 2008, for example, military historian Charles Messenger published a biography, … 4,572 more words

Military History


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Book Review: 'Wereworld - Rage of Lions' by Curtis Jobling


In book 2 of the Wereworld series, Leopold may be dethroned, but he’s not going out quietly. Literally. He’s barricaded himself up in the castle while his guard, and son, attempt to escape the city. 691 more words

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