The Nazis had stolen many of the recovered works from prominent Jewish collectors, raising lingering questions of restitution.
Too often overlooked today, the New Guinea campaign was the longest of the Pacific War, with 340,000 Americans fighting more than half a million Japanese.
In a conflict that saw saturation bombing, Auschwitz, and the atom bomb, poison gas was never used in the field. What prevented it?
It was the most devastating enemy surprise attack since Pearl Harbor—but what mysterious affliction were people dying of two days later?