Tagged: WWII

Nazis on drugs

For his book “Der Totale Rausch” (The Total Rush), published in 2015, the German writer Norman Ohler spent years studying German and U.S. records, including an extensive collection of notes kept by Theodor Morell, the...

Hitler oversimplified

Synopsis Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany...

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

Strudel from Inglourious Basterds

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups bread flour (plus more for dusting, sprinkling, filling) 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 egg whites 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup warm water (44°C) 4 baking apples,...

Unit 731

Unit 731 (731部隊 Nana-san-ichi butai, Chinese: 731部队) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)...

Viva la Vida

I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice...

Berlin, July 1945 in color

The final chapter in the destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich began on April 16, 1945 when Stalin unleashed the brutal power of 20 armies, 6,300 tanks and 8,500 aircraft with the objective of crushing...

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Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall represents one of Europe’s largest fortification efforts in recent history. Hitler ordered the construction of these immense fortifications in December 1941 to deter the Allies from invading Nazi-occupied Europe, but with...

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1938 Man of the Year

Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen at that historic conference...