Tag Archives: World War II

The Cambridge Five: “We need people who could penetrate into the bourgeois institutions. Penetrate them for us!”

 If you are a great lover of all things British, as am I, you are likely familiar with the BBC2 mini-series, Cambridge Spies. It starred four of my personal favorites: Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry Jones, Tom Hollander, and Samuel West. … Continue reading

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The History Behind Veterans’ Day

Although officially, World War I ended on 28 June 1919, a cessation of the fighting between the Allied forces and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month some seven months earlier.  Originally … Continue reading

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Do You Remember: “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”?

On 6 August 1945 at 8:15 A.M., the Enola Gay released a uranium-charged bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy” over Hiroshima, an act which killed over 100,000 people. Three days later, another plane dropped a plutonium-charged atomic bomb, dubbed “Fat Man” upon … Continue reading

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