I thought that the story for today was captivating, but I'm not sure if it's journalism. There were no primary sources other than stories, so I'm wondering where he gets all of this information. With that said, it's an effective piece nonetheless. The comprehensible history of WWII was unlike anything I've read on it in the past. It was gritty, raw, and real-unlike the history books I've gained my knowledge from. Also, he does a great job in tying the war into a larger picture, with the Vikings. This shows us that war really hasn't changed that much, save technology. I wonder what the class thinks about the lack of an interview, and if the piece would be any better with a first-hand account.