Category Archives: History

Inside East Berlin’s Secret Stasi Prison

Fifty years ago this week, residents of an already-divided Berlin woke up to find East German soldiers ripping up streets and stringing a barbed-wire barrier through their city. Within days, a 96-mile-long fence surrounded West Berlin, cutting it off it … Continue reading

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The Thin, Wet Khaki Line: Reflections on the Beach

“The battle belonged that morning to the thin, wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the Channel coast of France.” – Gen. Omar N. Bradley I just spent a gloriously warm and beautiful summer day at Omaha Beach … Continue reading

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