‘Dunkirk’ is not a war movie in the mold of ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘We Were Soldiers,’ or any of the hundreds of other war films that have come before it.
Joshua Levine’s book, ‘Dunkirk: The History Behind the Motion Picture,’ provides valuable insight into one of the most stirring episodes of World War II, and nicely illustrates the strength and resolve of British culture.
‘Stalag 17’ is a weird name and a weird movie. You’re in for a great surprise: an Oscar-winning all-American movie utterly without imitation.
We are resigned to a certain level of random criminality and misfortune in Western society. We don’t have to be resigned to terrorism.
On June 6, 1944, the liberation of Western Europe, the final phase of World War II, began. The D-Day operation faced almost impossible odds, and almost didn’t succeed.
Far too few American kids learn about the world wars, the Marshall Plan, the Cold War, or stellar military leadership.
Rosie the Riveter is at once hard, strong, beautiful, and unmistakably feminine, a seeming contradiction all in one delicate frame. But she’s not who you think she is.
My grandpa was a teenager when he fought in World War II. It took decades—and a conversion to Christianity—to bring him peace from his experiences with war.
This Memorial Day, don’t forget the American women who fought on the home front during World War II, and who ultimately helped defeat fascism.
Light, creamy, a little bready, with a just a touch of hops to even it out, Bombshell Blonde Ale is the summer beer.
In Giles Milton’s new book, ‘Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,’ he tells the story of a cunning and ruthless band of saboteurs that helped win World War II—and saved untold lives in the process.
The new nationalism sweeping Europe is driven by a desire for something more concrete than the illusory promises of globalism. Europeans want a narrative.
The Oscars at their best are about one simple thing: Beautifying what is worth beautifying in American movies. This year, that’s Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
Piers Brendon’s book, “The Dark Valley,’ offers valuable lessons about the rise of fascism in the 1930s for the present populist moment—provided we have the maturity to resist comparing Trump to Hitler.
It’s hard to believe how heroic Desmond Doss was. So hard, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director Mel Gibson and producers left some of it out.
Imagine how many talents and contributions such as Curious George were lost to the Holocaust. Thankfully, the story of H.A. and Margaret Rey is one that can be told.
‘Allied’ is a fascinating, intense film—but it would be even better if it the story’s central tension were allowed to fully percolate.
Netflix’s new drama considers Elizabeth II’s early reign, and the difficulties she confronts in a post-World War II world.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ was an ode to the age-old American custom of protecting dissent by protecting the conscience.
In a time of disillusionment and anxiety, nostalgia for the 1940s reveals our desire to visit a time and people of whom we could be proud.
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