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Braudel, Fernand

(Encyclopedia) Braudel, Fernand, 1902–85, French historian. He studied under Lucien Febvre and was a founder of the Annales school of historiography. As a German prisoner-of-war during World War II, ...

Bergen

(Encyclopedia) Bergen, town (1994 pop. 13,200), Lower Saxony, N Germany, 13 mi (21 km) NW of Celle . Building materials are manufactured. A North Atlantic Treaty Organization base is outside the town; a...

White, Robert Michael

(Encyclopedia) White, Robert Michael, 1924–2010, American aviator, b. New York City. A fighter pilot during World War II, he was shot down over Germany and held in a prisoner-of-war camp (Feb.–Apr, 1945);...

Slatin, Rudolf Carl, Freiherr von

(Encyclopedia) Slatin, Rudolf Carl, Freiherr von ro͞o´dôlf kärl frī´hĕr fən slä´tĭn [key], known as Slatin Pasha pä´shä [key], 1857–1932, Austrian adventurer in British and Egyptian s...

neutrality

(Encyclopedia) neutrality, in international law, status of a nation that refrains from participation in a war between other states and maintains an impartial attitude toward the belligerents. Neutrality is no...

Grand Illusion (1937)

Director: Jean RenoirCast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Eric von Stroheim and Marcel Dalio Renoir's examination of the waning influence of the aristocracy is set as a WWI prison…

prisoner of war

(Encyclopedia) prisoner of war, in international law, person captured by a belligerent while fighting in the military. International law includes rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protect...

Dr. Victor E. Frankl Biography

Dr. Victor E. FranklAge: 92 Viennese psychiatrist who used prisoner-of-war experience to write work on human survival, Man's Search for Meaning, that opened new avenues for mod…

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut wrote dozens of satirical novels whose central theme was life's cosmic joke on humanity. A modern-day Mark Twain, right down to the bushy mustache and black humor, Vonne…

Hart's War

Director:Gregory HoblitWriters:Billy Ray and Terry GeorgeMGM Pictures; R; 125 minutesRelease:1/02Cast:Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard Hart's War centers around the…