‘1917’ review: World War I tale captures a realistic, riveting race across enemy lines

At the heart of Sam Mendes’ World War I movie “1917” is a beautiful trick: a brilliant feat of camera work (by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins) that causes us…

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British admit they were barely taught the history of American revolutionary war in school
To the United States, the number “1776” is an iconic one that conjures memories of revolution, defiance, and freedom. For the British, however, 1776 is just another year in the history of an Empire that couldn’t last. While this might come as a surprise for the Americans across the... Read more
Allies’ WWII fighter engine used to make droid from “The Mandalorian”
As the year 2019 draws to a close, one cannot cruise along the internet superhighway without seeing something related to Disney’s The Mandalorian. Telling the tale of a helmet-wearing bounty hunter and the childlike creature known to the internet as “Baby Yoda,” the show has reached critical acclaim for... Read more
Man flew deadly missions in a balsa wood plane, and at 99 has a medal to show for it
Just shy of 80 years ago — a lifetime by many people’s standards —Thomas Horton trained to fly in a bomber made of balsa wood. Yes, that wood: The lighter-than-air material you buy in pre-punched sheets to assemble your kids’ toy gliders, the wood that sinks to the thickness... Read more
US military sparks outrage over highlighting Nazi on anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
A renowned Nazi war criminal was put in a positive light by the US Army recently, in what might be one of the most bizarre military PR blunders of recent memory. The 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, a pivotal World War II battle that would ultimately... Read more
JFK’s war hero legacy would never have existed if this top secret mission didn’t go wrong
As far as American presidents go, John F. Kennedy had a lasting legacy for as short-lived as his tenure was. From his heroics in the Pacific during World War II to the Cuban Missile Crisis, from sounding the charge that would eventually lead to the Americans beating the Soviet... Read more
75 years ago they fought the Germans, frostbite and Hitler’s desperate gamble to change the tide of World War II
They were, for the most part, 18, 19, or 20 years old — some just out of high school — fighting the German army in Central Europe in what many believed were the waning days of World War II. Because of the weekslong battle they waged 75 years ago,... Read more
110 years ago, the Army-Navy football game was canceled after the death of a cadet
The Army-Navy football game – “America’s Game” – will be played at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. It is the 120th game between the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. – the Army... Read more
Ex-Nazi death squad member loses last Canadian citizenship appeal
Canada’s highest court refused to hear the appeal of an ex-Nazi death squad interpreter who had fought the federal government for a quarter of a century to keep his Canadian citizenship, in a decision reached on Thursday. The ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada clears the last hurdle... Read more
Army pilot took out Nazis and their tanks by strapping bazookas to his plane

Sometimes in life, you’re not given the cards you would have hoped for. Be it poor decisions along the way, circumstances beyond your control or just bum luck, people rarely come into any situation with everything going exactly the way they want it.

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