RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

World War II (1939-1945)

A collection of news and information related to World War II (1939-1945) published by this site and its partners.

Top World War II (1939-1945) Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still

    New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still
    Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
  • A picturesque time at the Impressionist Normandy Festival

    A picturesque time at the Impressionist Normandy Festival
    Last spring in the Paris Metro, I paused to admire a colorful advertisement for the Impressionist Normandy Festival, a celebration of the region's role in the Impressionist painting movement. My brother Davey, an art history major at Connecticut College,...
  • 10 European attractions off the beaten path

    Headed for Europe? See the great capitals and famous museums, of course. But then take the unbeaten path. Avebury, England: Never mind Stonehenge. Avebury, about 20 miles north, is one of the best — and eeriest — Neolithic monuments in...
  • Bonn, Germany: Embracing the city and its musical genius

    Bonn, Germany: Embracing the city and its musical genius
    Ever since my mom gave me the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven — the best birthday present I ever got — I'd wanted to make a pilgrimage to Bonn, the composer's birthplace, to soak up the atmosphere and look for clues to his genius....
  • Where to stay when visiting Yosemite

    Where to stay when visiting Yosemite
    With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year — and that number expected to increase this year — it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly. "We typically sell out during the summer season,"...
  • Homegrown heat

    Homegrown heat
    SAN ANTONIO, N.M — Rowena Baca was just a toddler on what she calls "the day the sun rose twice" in New Mexico. Shortly before 6 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists detonated the first atomic bomb just 35 miles from the dusty crossroads of San...
  • See why France produced those masterpieces

    See why France produced those masterpieces
    Which came first: Giverny or Monet? Certain artists are so identified with particular places that it's hard to pry them apart. France, with its shimmering light and gorgeous scenery, has more than its share of these pairings: Monet at Giverny, Matisse...
  • Istria: It's Italy without the price

    Istria: It's Italy without the price
    ISTRIA, Croatia — Most of my friends drew a blank when I told them that autumn is when Istria does a dead-on imitation of Italy. First, they had never heard of Istria; second, they couldn't understand why I would choose ersatz Italy over the real...
  • Nelson, Canada, in living color

    Nelson, Canada, in living color
    Up in the northwest forest where Washington, Idaho and British Columbia converge, there's a lazy little international border crossing called Nelway, about the size of a gas station. "Where are you headed?" a Canadian border patrol agent asked when my...
  • Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up

    Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up
    From a sidewalk bistro table, the scene looked a lot like San Francisco: Victorian houses, cable cars, chalkboards scribbled with the day's organic specials, bohemian-looking locals wrapped in woolly scarves. But when the waiter asked me how I'd like my...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Titanic Belfast

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Titanic Belfast
    BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast in the 21st century is developing into a chic capital of culture, character and chatter built on a proud industrial heritage which includes the world's most famous luxury liner. A century after the sinking of the "unsinkable"...
  • A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses

    A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses
    BUDAPEST, Hungary —American coffeehouses are prized for their quick service and fast Internet — ideal for people on the go. But a century ago, European cafes were places to linger amid Gilded Age opulence. Nowhere was this more so than in...