Tag Archives: World War II

The world’s most resilient city is… Hiroshima


… a remarkable place that has not only turned its seemingly desperate circumstances completely around in the past 75 years, but its entire focus and purpose as a member of the world community. The timeline expressed above probably gives away … Continue reading

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The “not-so good” war


Often, as Americans we are told that World War II was “the good war.” But, is that really the case or is it just an example of the victors writing history to serve their needs? No one is disputing that … Continue reading

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American civilian airports at former World War II POW camps


I was quite surprised to learn recently how many sites of current civilian airports in the United States once were the location of a World War II prisoner of war camp. It was certainly not an aspect of American history I had ever … Continue reading

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Cities in history: review of “Ten Green Bottles”


Vivian Jeanette Kaplan’s book (Ten Green Bottles) about her parent’s harrowing escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna, Austria to Japanese-controlled Shanghai, China is a captivating and┬ádisturbing true story of one family’s efforts to escape Nazi aggression. The book primarily covers from the … Continue reading

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Urbanography – “Stalingrad” by Antony Beevor


Last month I posted a book review of The 900 Days, the Siege of Leningrad as part of our Urbanogarphy series. If you thought that true story from World War II was appalling, Stalingrad by Antony Beevor describes how war … Continue reading

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