Chinese ceramics recovered from the 9th century Belitung shipwreck in Indonesia, now held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore)
ArtScience Museum Singapore
Archaeologists this week found that more than half of of HMAS Perth, a WWII wreck in Indonesia, has disappeared. It's now a race to protect the millions of other wrecks and sunken cities lying under the oceans.
A visitor pauses at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
History does not look kindly on hearings behind closed doors.
Bill Tutte, the brilliant codebreaker.
He was one of the brilliant mathematical geniuses who helped crack the Nazi codes, but few have ever heard of his name. So who was Bill Tutte?
The book provides an account of Primo Levi’s survival in Auschwitz.
The imperative issued by Levi’s text is not that one should persist in seeing the human in the inhuman. It is more like its opposite: that one bear must witness to the inhuman in the human.
The crosses at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.
Writings at the time of WWI aimed to construct a religiously diverse and conflicted America into a virtuous, Christian nation. This narrative continued in the cemeteries for the war heroes.
Basque children fleeing the Spanish Civil War arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1937.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
There were mixed reactions to refugees from the Spanish Civil War and the Nazis by the British press.
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The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
World War II poster.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Trump's travel ban is an echo of policies passed in the United States during World War II.
HMAS Perth was sunk on March 1 1942.
Shinatria Adhityatama / Pusat Arkaeologi Nasional (Arkenas)
Sunken World War II warships, the final resting place for thousands of sailors, have been disappearing in Indonesia. But so far there's been little action taken to ensure their protection.
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Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Teenage migrants arrive in the UK, seeking safety and yet are surrounded by a new society’s suspicion.
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Post-WWII Britain welcomed child refugees with open arms. Now they are put in camps and treated with contempt.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S.
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This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
Theresienstadt ghetto / Andrew Shiva, Wikimedia Commons
Newly-discovered scripts reveal the public hopes, dreams and fears of prisoners in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt.
What's the proper way to behave at a Holocaust memorial? Is that even the right question?
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
Ready to serve.
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When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.
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The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.