by | Jun 20, 2020

Some very fine songs came out of the crucible of World War II. Some of the best, rendered both uplifting…

by | Jun 10, 2020

Monday A full day. I slept late, but then I couldn’t swim because there were too many dead leaves in…

by | May 25, 2020

Mercer, Pennsylvania The streets were empty. No one marched. The bands didn’t play. There was no music; there were no…

by | May 23, 2020

Winston Churchill gave his maiden broadcast to the United Kingdom as prime minister 80 years ago May 19. It was…

by | May 10, 2020

World War II, the worst conflict in human history, was ending 75 years ago. On May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered,…

by | Apr 11, 2020

About two million Brits enlisted in the Civil Defense Service in World War II, and nearly 2,400 of them lost…

by | Mar 18, 2020

Amid the national conversation — a silly, fashionable term except it sounds like the yak-yaks it mostly is — I…

by | Mar 17, 2020

A deadly terror gripped more and more of the world, leaving death and dislocation in its wake. Even so, many…

by | Feb 23, 2020

To liberate means to make free. In the Second World War, Stalin no more liberated anyone than Hitler did. But…

by | Jan 28, 2020

The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground by Justus Rosenberg (William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99) There’s…

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