A review of Valkyrie: German Resistance to Hitler by Danny Orbach. From Air Force Magazine, a look at how Imperial Japan committed a startling number of airpower stupidities. A review of books on West Indians in the Second World War. Musicology and mass execution: During World War II, the famous German musicologist Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht belonged to the Feldgendarmerie division 683, which committed horrific murders on the Crimean peninsular. From the Catholic Social Science Review, a special section on the Catholic response during World War II. From TNR, a review of Churchill by Paul Johnson. An article on why the West should have sided with Hitler against Stalin. Nazi loyalist and Adolf Hitler's devoted aide: The true story of Eva Braun. A look at the 5 most widely believed WWII facts (that are bullshit). On the anti-fascist front: A review of Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists by Andre Schiffrin. A review of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor. A review of Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its Aftermath by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. Urban bombing might have been Brit­ain's only way of fighting back against Nazi Germany in the middle years of the war but, by 1945, Bomber Command's strategy had descended into gruesome futility. A review of After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation by Giles MacDonogh. A review of Operation Last Chance: One Man's Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice by Efraim Zuroff. Looking through the mists of obligatory sentimentalism that enveloped the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, James Heartfield remembers the pitiless subordination of people to production on all sides of that crisis.

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