Archive for World War II

“Kicking the Germans Out of the East”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 8 June 2013 by delclem

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A recent book by Colgate historian R.M. Douglas “has opened, or rather reopened, yet another tortured and largely ignored chapter of World War II, (…) whose specter is still dragging and clanking its chains” across Central and Eastern Europe.
>review (c) NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOK, 2013

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The Serbian Chetniks & the Jews

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 15 May 2013 by delclem

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British historian Marco Attila Hoare explores the ugly sides of World War Two & the Holocaust in the Balkans: the hidden agenda of local nationalism/s. >text (c) KOSOVO-NEWS 2013

Denigrating or understanding Irish neutrality?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 11 May 2013 by delclem

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Photo by Aidan Crawley / IT: “A German Nazi flag from the second World War at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoighaire. “Ireland’s geographic position, small size and strategic interests would dictate that it could not be absolutist about its foreign policy” True or false? Continue reading

What the Soldaten did

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 25 January 2013 by delclem

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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying
The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs

“A new book (by Sönke Neitzel & Harald Welzer) based on transcripts of secretly recorded conversations between German prisoners of war reveals much about the involvement of ordinary soldiers in the atrocities committed by the Third Reich.” >review & photo (c) IT, 2013

Stalin’s Shadow

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 18 January 2013 by delclem

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“Having brilliantly documented the horror of Stalin’s Soviet terror machine in her Pulitzer Prize-­winning Gulag, author Anne Applebaum now offers a bulky sequel, Iron Curtain, about the brutal effort of that same machine to crush and colonize Eastern Europe in the first decade after World War II. Her evidence, once again drawn from archival research and some survivor interviews, is overwhelming and convincing. But the heart of her story is hardly news.” >review & photo (c) NYT, 2012