World War II
New book My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare collects images of Allied soldiers in naked horseplay.
The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.
Stories of Life after the Shoah
June 14, 2014
"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."
The New Republic's Original D-Day Issue, in its Entirety
June 06, 2014
Moving, informative essays from our original issue that covered D-Day.
69 years ago today, the Germans surrendered to the Soviets, who had lost 27 million people in the war. Their victory has nothing to do with Putin.
The Best World War II Documentary Was Faked
May 03, 2014
The Battle of San Pietro was largely reenacted. The explosions were fake. But the troops were real, and they were really dying.
A joke is making the rounds among Vladimir Putin’s opponents in Moscow: His two main accomplishments as Russia's president are Yuri Gagarin’s trip to space and Russia’s victory in World War II.
No, we are nowhere near World War III.
War Movies Used to be Big, Sprawling Things. What Happened?
February 06, 2014
Last year, Walter Kirn lamented the state of the ever-shrinking American war movie.
Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Is Dreadful, Smug, and Incoherent
February 05, 2014
There is one moment in The Monuments Men that is as sweet and pleasing as a fresh cupcake. It has a charm that is no small thing in the making of movies.