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This week in the War, 26 Feb–4 March 1945: Without goodness or grace

This week in the war saw the execution in Plötzensee Prison of the German Social Democrat politician Ernst von Harnack. In 1933, von Harnack had voiced his opposition to the new Hitler-led government, describing it as ‘without goodness or grace.’ [Quoted … Continue reading

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Vignette: D-Day—seventy years after

Today is the seventieth anniversary of D-Day, of the 6 June 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy. ‘D-Day’—which is military slang for the starting day of any operation—has come to mean the D-Day, the greatest amphibious invasion in history. It will … Continue reading

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In the news/Book review: 6 June–Anniversary of D-Day

Today (6 June) is the day when veterans and dignitaries of the warring nations of WWII gather on the beaches of Normandy to give thanks, and to honour the fallen of 68 years ago. This week, tourists will fan out … Continue reading

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