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The Great War

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 12, 2014

The Great War is a video documentary series on YouTube that covers World War I. The series will air each week over the next four years with each 6-10 minute episode covering a week’s worth of the war 100 years after it happened.

What an ambitious project. They’re currently up to week 15 of the war, when the Ottoman Empire enters the fray. (via @garymross)

We Work Remotely

Gunter Grass: How I Spent the War,

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 04, 2007

Gunter Grass: How I Spent the War, a first-person account of an SS recruit during WWII.

Update: Here’s some biographical information about Grass, who is a Nobel Prize-winning novelist. (thx, red)

The last surviving WWII Comanche code talker dies

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 22, 2005

The last surviving WWII Comanche code talker dies.

The group of Comanche Indians from the Lawton area were selected for special duty in the U.S. Army to provide the Allies with a language that the Germans could not decipher.