The Thing, in real-life?

My Yahoo News source (Russian scientist claims team battled creature under Antarctic ice), which originally started me down this rabbit hole, has been subsequently yanked.

The accounts of this incident sound like they are based upon the plot of the movie The Thing.… Read more

Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers

by sankel@businessinsider.com (Sophia Ankel) | Business Insider

Police officers at a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Munich, southern Germany, on September 12, 2020.<p class="copyright">CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images</p>
Police officers at a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Munich, southern Germany, on September 12, 2020.CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images
  • The widespread sharing neo-Nazi imagery and pictures of Adolf Hitler on far-right chatrooms by German police has led to the suspension of 29 officers.
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Elderly Nazis Laugh as They Recall Massacring Jews

by Barbie Latza Nadeau | The Daily Beast

Venice Film Festival

VENICE—It is the vivid description over and over by different voices—sometimes with a wry laugh—of the smell of the burning flesh of thousands of Jewish people killed in Adolf Hitler’s ovens that makes British filmmaker Luke Holland’s Final Account both painful to watch and hard to turn away from.… Read more

Nazi-Occupied Norway Offers a Glimpse of What Hitler Wanted for the Entire World

by Despina Stratigakos | Time

Hitler visitng the Norwegian fjords

Adolf Hitler visiting the Norwegian fjords abord a war ship, in 1934. Credit – Universal Images Group / Getty

The German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945 witnessed a remarkable building campaign to align this northern land with Hitler’s New Order.… Read more

Horrid little cowards who ran away? The overseas evacuation controversy of 1940

by Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College, Durham University | The Conversation

In the summer of 1940, with the threat of German invasion in the air, some of the wealthy and influential of Britain began privately evacuating their children to the USA and Canada.… Read more

Hitler at home: How the Nazi PR machine remade the Führer’s domestic image and duped the world

by Despina Stratigakos, Professor of Architecture, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | The Conversation

On March 16, 1941 – with European cities ablaze and Jews being herded into ghettos – The New York Times Magazine featured an illustrated story on Adolf Hitler’s retreat in the Berchtesgaden Alps.… Read more

How the Churchill Tank Defeated Hitler’s Best Tanks

A noteworthy success.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Key Point: The Churchill was one of the heavier tanks of the Second World War. 

Britain’s tank design during World War Two roughly divided armor into two categories, fast lightly-armored cruiser tanks that sacrificed armor for speed, and slower, more heavily armored infantry tanks that accompanied dismounted infantry and provided them with additional firepower.… Read more

Could Nazi Germany Have Captured Moscow? (And Won World War II?)

Let’s take a look.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key PointDrive on Moscow, like Operation Typhoon, is a race against time.

After seventy-five years, the question remains so tantalizing: What if the Germans had captured Moscow in December 1941?… Read more

Was the M4 Sherman Tank a “Superior Tool of War” or a “Death Trap”?

The controversy over the Sherman continues today.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

For the Allied tankers and infantrymen of the American, British, Canadian, and Free French armies battling German Panther and Tiger tanks in Normandy in the summer of 1944, the Sherman tank’s failures were glaringly evident as their own shells bounced off the hulls of the Nazi armor and they were themselves destroyed at a far greater range by the powerful German tanks.… Read more

Hitler’s Secret Plan to Win World War II: Kill These Three Men

The assassination was scheduled to take place in Tehran, the capital of Iran, after the three Allied leaders announced plans to meet there to hammer out the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its Axis allies.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

Key Point: The Tehran Conference was one of the most important moments of World War II.… Read more