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Declassified Documents: U.S. Military Bombed the Nazi Germany Oil Refinery That Fred Koch Helped Build

Among the revelations in Dark Money, Jane Mayer’s expansive new book on the Koch brothers and the rise of contemporary American conservatism, is that Fred Koch, the billionaire duo’s father, once helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany. The New York Times broke that item last week, but left out a key detail from…

Queen Elizabeth and Friends Did the Conga Through the Ritz on VE Day

On VE Day, not-yet Queen Elizabeth slipped out of Buckingham Palace and joined the festivities. Please enjoy this clip from a recent Channel 4 program about her evening on the town, in which women who came along reminisce about doing the conga through Piccadilly and down the streets of London then trooping into the…

Watch Hollywood Tell You--Yes, You!--to Help With the War Effort

The United States government has produced plenty of wartime propaganda, but they’ve had help! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (you know, the guys who give out the Oscars) owns a particularly large collection of short films in support of America’s martial undertakings, dubbed the Academy War Film…