Everyone loves American propaganda posters from World War I. Like this one: In fact, a selection of these posters are currently on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which I will be seeing
The Nazis had summer camps for their youth–in New York. And of course they filmed it and it survived and now I am saying you should watch the footage. Via
Freshmen in the 15th century had it rough: “Statute Forbidding Any One to Annoy or Unduly Injure the Freshmen. Each and every one attached to this university is forbidden to offend with insult,
Atrios asks a good question: Why do we still have 50,000 troops stationed in Germany? Is this a good use of resources?
In the comments to yesterday’s post on German Civil War reenactors, people mentioned Germans’ love of westerns. This reminded of the remarkable box set released by First Run Features a few
Yoni Applebaum has an interesting piece on the popularity of reenacting the U.S. Civil War in Germany. While one might poo-poo any real analysis of this as being just Gone with the Wind romanticism wi
I finally watched Valkyrie this week, and I ended up liking it a lot more than I expected. Unlike many critics, I thought that Cruise did a solid job as Stauffenberg; within the parameters of the film
This is one reason why Europeans understand war differently than Americans: An Allied bomb left over from World War II has exploded in Germany, killing three military engineers who were trying to defu