World War II

These Vintage Photos of Naked Soldiers Show the Intimate Side of War
June 23, 2014

New book My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare collects images of Allied soldiers in naked horseplay.

'The Last Sentence' is a Holocaust Film with a Monstrous Hero
The acclaimed director of 'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' returns with a powerful true story.
June 18, 2014

The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.

Stories of Life after the Shoah
Surviving after World War II—for victims and victors
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.

Putin Is Trying to Take Over Russia's Memories of WWII
Here's why he can't
May 09, 2014

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
But that doesn't make it any worse
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.

Putin Is Using WWII for Propaganda Because It's the Best Memory That Russia Has
April 22, 2014

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.

War Movies Used to be Big, Sprawling Things. What Happened?
The trend of small-minded war movies continues
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.

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