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Oradour-sur-Glane, a town lost in WW II

Written by Jodi Pickens

So, on the road, about an equal mix of small country roads and highways, as we make our way to Oradour-sur-Glane. We drive to the new town of Oradour, buy a sandwich and eat outside the entrance in a park area before touring WW2 martyred town of Oradour-sur-Glane. 529 more words


Students at German school dress up in Nazi outfits and Hitler moustaches to attack Jewish pupils

Children from a German school in Buenos Aires wearing swastika armbands and fake Hitler moustaches attacked Jewish pupils in a resort where several Nazi war criminals lived after the Second World War, including Dr. 446 more words


Drowning in the past

Book review: The Drowned Man, by Brendan James Murray

A chance meeting in a fish and chip shop with a veteran sailor of the WWII battle cruiser HMAS… 641 more words


Book of da Week: Hiroshima by John Hersey

After seeing John Hersey (1914 – 1993) and his historical record Hiroshima mentioned on the BBC this week, we decided to review the book. We read it a few years ago and it certainly left an indelible impression, even if it is a rather short depiction of what happened to six men and women during the event. 503 more words


Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Four Londoners and an African-American boy face World War II in very different ways, as they try to figure out what it means to be brave in wartime. 143 more words

Book Reviews

Photographs: More Than 1,000 Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps it’s a little cliché, but it is true. These last few weeks I’ve introduced some of my favorite primary sources from the European Theater of World War II. 391 more words

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The Seneca Trail

Saturday, Aug 26, 1944

Here we are in Elkins, West Virginia at the Hotel Tygart after visiting Luray Caverns. The hotel is a nice place, built in 1907, and it’s right on… 101 more words

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