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
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
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
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
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.