Topics :: World War II

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How Russia Hits Back at Slights Over WWII Victory

By Lynn Berry | Monday Feb 10, 2014
The Sochi Winter Olympics are making Russians beam with pride. But while the opening ceremony left out World War II at the behest of international Olympic organizers, Russia’s role in defeating Nazi Germany is still one of the nation’s proudest moments.

Coco Chanel: A Nazi Spy?

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Friday Aug 19, 2011
Coco Chanel: A fashion icon whose name has become shorthand for timeless French chic, a shrewd businesswoman who overcame a childhood of poverty to build a luxury supernova and ... a Nazi spy?

Imperial Real Estate Remains As Colonialism’s Last Vestiges

By ANITA SNOW | Wednesday Aug 3, 2011
One was Napoleon’s last place of exile. Another became home to survivors of the mutiny-stricken Bounty. They are St. Helena and the Pitcairn Islands, flecks of real estate set in vast oceans, each occupying a special place in history.

My Queer War

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 23, 2011
As a young man, James Lord went off to fight in World War II. In his memoir, Lord does less fighting with the enemy than with the homophobes in the service, who can see right through him. Most of all, however, Lord is at war with himself.
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