Tag Archives: World War II

Review of In the Garden of Beasts

  In Erik Larson’s, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, American Ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, assumes his post on the eve of World War II. He and his family have … Continue reading

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The operational miracle that was D-Day

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king, Xerxes, invaded Greece in 480 B.C. About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy … Continue reading

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Review of Thief of Glory

  In his book, Thief of Glory, Sigmund Brouwer tells the story of Jeremiah Prins whose advantaged life in the Dutch East Indies is swept up into World War II.  Forced into a Japanese internment camp, and separated from his … Continue reading

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Civilization’s ‘Darkest Hour’ Review by Victor Davis Hanson

  The new film “Darkest Hour” offers the diplomatic side to the recent action movie “Dunkirk.” The story unfolds with the drama of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill assuming power during the Nazi invasion of France in May 1940. Churchill’s … Continue reading

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Miracle At Dunkirk by Victor Davis Hanson

A quarter-million troops of the British Expeditionary Force, together with about 140,000 French and Belgian soldiers, were safely evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk, France between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in one of the largest successful maritime evacuations … Continue reading

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Review of The Butterfly and the Violin

    In Kristi Cambron’s The Butterfly and the Violin, talented violinist Adele Von Braun lives a sheltered life in 1942 Austria but yearns to help those who are affected by war. To that end, she undertakes the dangerous mission … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Today…

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