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Libya's Desert Rebellion: The Lessons of World War II

The whipping sandstorms, low visibility, and stray camels make the five-hour car ride from Benghazi to the oil refinery town of Ras Lanuf a tense one even in...

Why Putin Loves World War II

For most countries burned by World War II, its final days of May 8 and 9 are marked as a moment of time of remembrance and reconciliation, as proclaimed by the...

MUSEUMS: MUSEUMS: Russia's Secret Spoils of World War Ii

It is one of the most vexed questions left over from World War II: What, 50 years later, has become of the immense quantities of works of art -- paintings,...

World: When World War II Began

THIRTY years ago this week, on the morning of Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi bombers swooped down on the airfield and cities of Poland. A few days later, Adolf Hitler...

World: Europe: The End of World War II

AS the blue-and-gold Lufthansa jetliner rolled to a stop at Cologne airport late last week, the waiting crowd broke into a cheer. Out stepped Foreign Minister...

Books: WORLD WAR II & KOREA

No book on World War II equaled in stature or importance Winston Churchill's memoirs, concluded last year. The generals, U.S. and foreign, kept publishing their...

Books: HISTORY & WORLD WAR II

The kind of history that proposed big round answers to large historical questions or propounded Toynbee-like views of man's drift simply did not show in '55...

Books: World War II Trio

These three books about World War II were written in bitterness. Two deal with ill-fated ventures on the Allied side, the third with Japan's defeat in the air...

The Press: World War II

What this country needs, said President Roosevelt at a press conference in April 1942, is a good name for the war. After getting thousands of suggestions, he...

BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Verdun of World War II

Liverpool, Bristol, Southampton, Ports mouth, Plymouth, London. The roll of British ports bombed last week sounded more like a train announce ment than a report...

Pope Urges World to Shed Apathy Toward New Threats

REDIPUGLIA, Italy — Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning “war is madness”...