Sons born to US Civil War POWs were more likely to die young

Enlarge / Crowded conditions at the Andersonville POW camp. (credit: US National Archives) “It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but it is humanity to those left in the ranks to fight our battles.” – General Ulysses S. Grant, August 18, 1864. General Grant did not halt the […]

From a bear on the frontline to POWs knitting CLIVE PEARSON explores WWII's bizarre tales

GETTY Clive Pearson reveals the stranger side of the fight against Hitler Before war broke out, Hitler and Stalin signed a non-aggression pact. Stalin could have sided with the Allies then, rather than much later, if only Neville Chamberlain had not been so suspicious of communism. As part of the Anglo-French negotiating team, instead of […]