10 things Americans should know about World War II

The first thing to know about World War II is that it was a big war, a war that lasted 2,174 days and claimed an average of 27,600 lives every day, or 1,150 an hour, or 19 a minute, or one death every three seconds. One, two, three, snap. One, two, three, snap.

In an effort to get our arms around this greatest calamity in human history, let's examine 10 things every American ought to know about the role of the U.S. Army in WWII. Full Story »

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Lynn R. Willis
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by Lynn R. Willis - May. 25, 2009

From my understanding of WWII history, this piece is spot on with the facts, which, combined with Atkinson's analysis, puts this article in the category of quality journalism.

We need more journalists like Mr. Atkinson who can simultaneously de-glorify this (and any) war and honor the sacrifice of the men and women who fought it.

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