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Seven Decades Later, Paris Celebrates End of Nazi Occupation

By Elaine Ganley | Aug 24
Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.

LGBTs Share Home Front Stories from WWII

By Heather Cassell | Jun 28
It was a major shift in gender roles and social mores for the U.S., but somehow little is known about life for LGBTs on the home front during World War II.

How Russia Hits Back at Slights Over WWII Victory

By Lynn Berry | Feb 10
The Sochi Winter Olympics are making Russians beam with pride. But while the opening ceremony left out World War II at the behest of international Olympic organizers, Russia’s role in defeating Nazi Germany is still one of the nation’s proudest moments.

Coco Chanel: A Nazi Spy?

Coco Chanel: A fashion icon whose name has become shorthand for timeless French chic, a shrewd businesswoman who overcame a childhood of poverty to build a luxury supernova and ... a Nazi spy?

Imperial Real Estate Remains As Colonialism’s Last Vestiges

One was Napoleon’s last place of exile. Another became home to survivors of the mutiny-stricken Bounty. They are St. Helena and the Pitcairn Islands, flecks of real estate set in vast oceans, each occupying a special place in history.

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