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  • America's Long Middle Eastern Romance

    03/16/2003 6:49:54 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times (Week in Review) ^ | March 16, 2003 | MICHAEL B. OREN
    JERUSALEM — Muslim militants, evoking a jihadist pretext and backed by rogue states, are attacking vital Western interests. The president of the United States fails to convince Europe to join a coalition to confront the aggressors. No, this is not President Bush versus Saddam Hussein, but Thomas Jefferson versus the Barbary pirates of North Africa, who were plundering Western ships and enslaving their crews. When Jefferson proposed creating a multilateral force to stop the pirates, Europe went on bribing them. "This is money thrown away," Jefferson concluded, before ordering the Navy into action. On Aug. 1, 1801, the first American...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Tales of Manhattan"(1942)

    05/17/2015 11:26:40 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Julien Duvivier
  • Your Army In The Making" - 1942 Carolina Maneuvers

    05/04/2015 10:25:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1942 | U.S. War Department
    Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. 1942 U.S. Army Film Bulletin #15 "Your Army In The Making." National Archives description: "On army maneuvers in North and South Carolina, 1941. Consists mostly of brief scenes of representative activities by various branches, corps,
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Roxie Hart"(1942)

    10/05/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | William Wellman
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon

    09/28/2014 12:07:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | 1942 | Leo McCarey
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Street"(1942)

    12/01/2013 11:10:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Reis
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Saboteur"(1942)

    09/01/2013 11:09:29 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • (Bugs Bunny - Elmer Fudd) Merrie Melodies : Fresh Hare (1942) (original non-PC version)

    06/30/2013 4:01:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 28, 2011 | Uploaded by skreenplay
    Fresh Hare is a Warner Bros. theatrical Merrie Melodies cartoon. It was directed by Isadore "Friz" Freleng, written by Michael Maltese, and produced by Leon Schlesinger. It was released to theatres on August 22, 1942, and is a play on the term "fresh air". In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Lady Is Willing"(1942)

    05/12/2013 11:47:42 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Mitchell Leisen
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • December 2, 1942: Enrico Fermi and atomic Chicago

    12/01/2012 8:05:44 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 12-2-11 | John Schmidt
    The story begins with a letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. The celebrated physicist warned the president that Nazi Germany was developing the makings of an atomic bomb. Roosevelt knew what would happen if Hitler got such a weapon. The president ordered a massive secret project to make sure the U.S. beat him to it. Scientists from all over the country were enlisted in the effort. Early in 1942 Enrico Fermi and a team of physicists gathered at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory. Their goal was to develop a self-sustaining nuclear pile. This was the...
  • US Navy marks Battle of Midway's 70th anniversary

    06/04/2012 9:36:03 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent aircraft carriers to the Pacific atoll of Midway. Despite those odds, the U.S. Navy sank four Japanese aircraft carriers the first day of the three-day battle and put Japan on the defensive. And though intelligence was a key reason behind a U.S. victory, other factors came into play, such as brave heroics by Navy dive bomber pilots.
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/02/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on Youtube, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/04/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-4-12 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • Forward to the Past- Moslem progress---Assessing the Islamist Threat, Circa 1946

    09/14/2006 3:43:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 862+ views
    Forward to the Past- Moslem progress The Moslem world sprawls around half the east, from the Pacific across Asia and Africa to the Atlantic, along one of the greatest of trade routes; in its center is an area extremely rich in oil; over it will run some of the most strategically important air routes. With few exceptions, the states which it includes are marked by poverty, ignorance, and stagnation. It is full of discontent and frustration, yet alive with consciousness of its inferiority and with determination to achieve some kind of general betterment.Two basic urges meet head-on in this area,...
  • Maps from 1942 of the never-was Nazi invasion of North America

    11/16/2010 11:23:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 81 replies · 2+ views ^ | Undated | Cyiaque Lamar
    These diagrams from the March 2, 1942 issue of Life detailed the Nazi invasion of America shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out such alternate reality battles like the bombing of Detroit and invasion of Norfolk, Virginia. These maps were created as a follow-up to an article about an American defeat in WWII by pioneering science fiction author Philip Wylie, who wrote the proto-superhero novel Gladiator. These maps were made in the early days of US involvement in World War II, so there was a sense that this invasion was a real possibility. You can read more about...
  • American Heroes: Torpedo Squadron 8 (Battle of Midway,67 Years Ago Today)

    06/03/2009 8:55:27 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 50 replies · 2,732+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/09 | Steven Tierney
    A successful American intelligence operation uncovered their plans and the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces in early June of 1942, sinking four Japanese carriers while losing only one of their own. Japan's defeat at Midway turned turn the tide of the war in the Pacific and put America squarely on the offensive. But the victory came at a high price, particularly for the men of Torpedo Squadron 8.
  • WWII Stalingrad 1942[Models][Heavy Graphic Warning]

    05/21/2009 9:23:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,378+ views
    Flickr ^ | Nov 2007 | sspz101
    German Officers observing battlefield with personal body guards and German medic attending to wounded German SS squads attacking through destroyed buildings with many casualties as a German Panzerfaust moves in to take out Russian T-34 Hand to hand combat on the battlefield - Germans attacking Soviets Soviet M-19 heavy machine gun crew firing rapidly on advancing Germans German motorcycle team and paratroopers planning a right side flank on the Russians Russian infantry and a female sniper have Germans in their gunsights as their Comrades lay dead from gunfire Destroyed Church and buildings and fallen telephone as Germans advance through Stalingad...
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • The swastika and the scimitar

    08/18/2006 6:42:10 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 7 replies · 692+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 18, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Jews everywhere are "the Muslim's bitter enemies," said a prominent Islamic leader. Throughout history, the "irreconcilable enemy of Islam" has conspired and schemed and "oppressed and persecuted 40 million Muslims," he said. In Palestine, the Jews are establishing "a base from which to extend their power over neighboring Islamic countries." And, he proclaimed, "this war, which was unleashed by the world Jewry," provided "Muslims the best opportunity to free themselves from these instances of persecution and oppression." Sound like Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah? Or perhaps Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Nope. It was the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Frozen WWII airman identified

    02/04/2006 5:30:19 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 14 replies · 1,093+ views
    The U.S. military has identified the body of a World War II airman that climbers found in October at the bottom of a glacier in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Family members said they learned this week that the man was 22-year-old Army Air Corps cadet Leo Mustonen, who died in a 1942 plane crash. Mustonen joined the Army during his senior year in high school in Brainerd, Minnesota, and was in training to become a navigator when he was reported missing on November 18, 1942. Mustonen was son of Finnish immigrants. He was one of four cadets aboard a...
  • B-25 Panchito raises DAV awarness (WWII Air Buffs)

    05/25/2005 7:10:27 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 21 replies · 1,098+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 23, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lydia Davey
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (May 23, 2005) -- Panchito, a vintage B-25 named for the fighting rooster featured in a 1945 animated musical, graced event goers with its presence May 20-22 during the Cherry Point Air Show. In addition to charming air show guests with its classic paint scheme and powerful engines, the aircraft brought a message of awareness for Disabled American Veterans. The B-25 boasts a dynamic history. Best known for its role in Jimmy Doolittle's famed 1942 raid over Tokyo, the aircraft now enjoys the position of air show jewel. From wartime and post-World War...
  • 1942: Its Lesson for Today

    05/18/2005 5:27:41 PM PDT · by Fruit of the Spirit · 21 replies · 746+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Unknown | Christopher Ruddy
    It was the very worst of times. It was the opening days of 1942.   The story of that year is told in a new book, "1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls," by Winston Groom. When America and Europe recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of VE day - the day the Nazis were finally defeated - I wondered if we would ever have a similar day to mark the defeat of global terror. I looked again at "1942" sitting on my desk. As an editor, I am deluged with books to review. Only a few make it to my lap...
  • This Day In History, May 6,1942 All American forces in the Philippines surrender unconditionally

    05/06/2005 7:26:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 506+ views
    History Channel ^ | 5/6/05 | History Channel
    On this day in 1942, U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders all U.S. troops in the Philippines to the Japanese.
  • April 10, 1942: Bataan Death March Begins

    04/10/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 3,035+ views
    History ^ | 4/10/2005 | Discovery Channel
    The day after the surrender of the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese, the 75,000 Filipino and American troops captured on the Bataan Peninsula begin a forced march to a prison camp near Cabanatuan. During this infamous trek, known as the "Bataan Death March," the prisoners were forced to march 85 miles in six days, with only one meal of rice during the entire journey. By the end of the march, which was punctuated with atrocities committed by the Japanese guards, hundreds of Americans and many more Filipinos had died. The day after Japan bombed the U.S. naval...
  • If CNN had been around in 1942

    11/10/2001 2:24:16 AM PST · by Aeronaut · 9 replies · 203+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE.COM ^ | Friday, November 9, 2001 | By James Whorton
    On May 7 and 8, 1942, the badly outnumbered United States Navy struck back at the Japanese at the Battle of the Coral Sea. The action stopped a major Japanese offensive aimed at gaining control of New Guinea and then Fiji and Samoa, which would have isolated Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. lost a carrier, the Lexington, and the carrier Yorktown was heavily damaged. The Japanese lost the light carrier Shoho and suffered damage to the fleet carrier Shokaku while the carrier Zuikaku lost many of its planes and pilots. But for the first time since Pearl Harbor, ...
  • The Pacific. January 11th... 1942

    01/11/2004 6:01:53 AM PST · by johnny7 · 1 replies · 119+ views
    World War II Almanac | 1981 | Robert Goralski
    -Japan formally declared war on the Netherlands.-Japanese forces invaded the Celebes in the Dutch East Indies. There was only token resistance by the small defending garrisons.-Kuala Lampur was captured by the Japanese 5th Division. Japanese troops were 150 miles from Singapore.-The U.S. carrier Saratoga was hit by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine 500 miles southwest of Oahu but suffered no major damage.-The rail line between Rahav and Bryansk was cut as Soviet forces continued their westward push on the Orel front.-A Japanese attempt to outflank the Bataan defense line failed. U.S. and Filipino forces on Bataan were put on...
  • <b>Autumn,1942: It came down to one Marine, and one ship.(61 yrs ago)</b>

    10/26/2003 12:18:06 PM PST · by MadelineZapeezda · 44 replies · 765+ views
    Prev. posted on Enter Stage Right and Free Republic ^ | October 23, 2000 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Autumn,1942: It came down to one Marine, and one ship. October 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks -- five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty. Whether we've properly safeguarded the freedoms they fought to leave us,...
  • "The Bombing of Tokyo" Doolittle's Raiders and the Story of the USS HORNET

    04/19/2002 1:49:39 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 27 replies · 3,045+ views
    During the early months of WWII, America suffered a devastating series of losses, leaving the public's morale at a dangerously low tide. In response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt secretly authorized an extremely dangerous mission to retaliate against the Japanese Empire. This Expeditionary Mission was to bomb major industrial targets in Tokyo and other large cities on the Japanese homeland. One obstacle was how to place heavy Army bombers in range of Tokyo, something that had been impossible to do with aircraft carriers before. To accomplish this, the aircraft carrier USS HORNET, CV-8, on February 2, 1942, successfully launched two Army...