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  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:23:03 AM PST · 7 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson

    http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/2/05.htm

    March 5th, 1945 (MONDAY)

    GERMANY: Hohenlychen: Felix Kersten, Himmler’s masseur, tries to persuade his patient to free all Jews held in concentration camps.

    Boys of 16 years old are now to be sent to the front to fight for Hitler’s Germany. All male children born in 1929 are to be conscripted for military service and sent into battle against the advancing Allies.

    Boys of 16 have been serving in the Volkssturm [people’s front] since it was set up last September. Now they are to be sent to areas of combat across Europe. The Nazi propaganda machine is already busy showing newsreel of “Hitler’s Boys” decorated with the Iron Cross for knocking out enemy tanks. Such pictures cannot disguise the fact that recruitment of boy soldiers is the last resort of a desperate nation.

    U-2542 commissioned.

    BURMA: Rfn Bhanbhagta Gurung (b.1921, D. 2008), 2nd Gurkha Rifles, shot a sniper and later cleared four foxholes and a machine-gun, before helping to repel a counter-attack (Victoria Cross)

    Havildar Bhanubhakta Gurung was serving as a rifleman in the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles. At that time the Fourteenth Army was making a drive toward Mandalay in central Burma, and the task of the 25th Division (of which the 2nd Gurkhas were part) was to engage in diversionary action along the coastal sector of Arakan.

    The 3rd Battalion landed at Ru-Ywa and advanced to the high ground east of Tamandu. Capturing the area would assist British progress to the Irawaddy through the An pass, but the enemy here was the formidable Japanese 54 Division and a machine-gun battalion.

    The dominant feature was .582, nicknamed Snowdon, to the east of which was another high hill known as Snowdon East. No enemy was encountered on either hill and by the evening of March 4 “A” Company was in position at both points.

    However, during the night the Japanese attacked Snowdon East in overwhelming strength, killing half the Gurkhas on it; the remainder, completely out of ammunition, managed to cut their way through to their comrades on Snowdon.

    The following day “B” Company, with which Bhanubhakta was serving, was ordered to retake Snowdon East “regardless of cost”.

    Bhanubhakta’s citation (in which his name was spelled Bhanbhagta) recorded

    that: “On approaching the objective, one of the sections of the company was forced to the ground by a very heavy light-machine-gun, grenade and mortar fire, and owing to the severity of this fire was unable to move in any direction.

    “While thus pinned down, the section also came under accurate fire from a sniper in a tree some 75 yards to the south. As this sniper was inflicting casualties on the section, Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung stood up and, while fully exposed to heavy fire, calmly killed the enemy sniper with his rifle, thus saving his section from suffering further casualties.”

    Bhanubhakta then began to run for the top of the hill, yelling for his comrades to follow him. Though the casualties were heavy, the section ploughed forward until within 20 yards of their objective, when the Gurkhas were again halted by exceptionally heavy fire.

    Without waiting for any orders, Bhanubhakta dashed forward alone and attacked the first enemy foxhole. Throwing two grenades, which killed the two occupants of the trench, he immediately rushed on to the next enemy foxhole and killed the two Japanese in it with his bayonet.

    All this time he was under continuous light-machine-gun fire from a bunker on the north tip of the objective, and two further fox-holes were still bringing fire to bear upon the section. Bhanubhakta dashed forward and cleared these trenches with bayonet and grenades.

    He then turned his attention to the machine-gun bunker, and realising, as the citation put it, that it “would hold up not only his own platoon which was not behind him, but also another platoon which was advancing from the west”, he pushed forward a fifth time to knock out the position.

    “He ran forward and leapt on to the roof of the bunker from where, his hand grenades being finished, he flung two No 72 smoke grenades into the bunker’s slit.” Two Japanese rushed out of the bunker, partially blinded by the smoke and with their clothes aflame with phosphorous; Bhanubhakta promptly killed them both with his kukri.

    One Japanese soldier remained inside, holding up 4 Platoon’s advance with the machine gun. Bhanubhakta crawled in and, prevented by the cramped space from using his bayonet or kukri, beat the gunner’s brains out with a rock.

    Most of the objectives had now been cleared by the men behind, but the enemy which had been driven off were collecting for a counter-attack beneath the north end of the objective.

    Bhanubhakta ordered the nearest Bren gunner and two riflemen to take up positions in the captured bunker with him, from where they repelled the enemy counter-attack.

    Bhanubhakta, the citation concluded, “showed outstanding bravery and a complete disregard for his own safety. His courageous clearing of five enemy positions single-handed was in itself decisive in capturing the objective and his inspiring example to the rest of the Company contributed to the speedy consolidation of the success.”

    As a result of this engagement, his regiment gained the Battle Honour “Tamandu.”

    (Daily Telegraph Obit)

    PACIFIC OCEAN: W.15 IJN Japanese Minesweeper, Torpedoed off Akuseki Jima, south of Kyushu (29-30N 129-33E) by US Submarine Tilefish; Beached and abandoned. (James Paterson)

    U.S.A.: Florida:

    Army deserter turned over to MPs in Tampa

    CLEARWATER - While searching for suspects in the recent theft of a purse from an elderly tourist, city police early Saturday night picked up an army deserter in the downtown business section. The soldier, wearing the uniform, had been absent without leave from a Texas camp since last November. He was turned over to military police from the Tampa area. (William L. Howard)
    Submarine USS Remora laid down.

    Escort carrier USS Cape Gloucester commissioned.

    Minesweepers USS Quail and Scoter commissioned.

  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:20:33 AM PST · 6 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson to r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
    Foe Split in West (Daniel) – 2-4
    American Armor On the Road to the Rhine (page 1 photo) – 3
    30,000 Germans Confined To Homes in Captured Neuss (Johnston) – 4
    Anchored on Coast – 5-6
    Soviet ‘Slaves’ Win Liberty in revolt – 6
    War News Summarized – 6
    Nazi Raiders Harry Britain a 2d Night (MacCormac) – 7
    Dresden, Once Reich Pride, Erased By Bombs, German Radio Asserts – 7
    Big Allied Planes Press Rail Blows – 8
    De Gaulle Spurns Economic Project (Callender) – 8
    Marines’ Advance on Iwo is Slowed (Rae) – 9
    American Marines Throw a Flaming Inferno at Japanese Defenses (photo) – 10
    Northwest Luzon Won by Guerrillas (Jones) – 11
    Negrin to Organize Anti-Franco Group (by Dana Adams Schmidt) – 12
    The Battle for Iwo-I (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 13
    The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 14-16
    Rationing at a Glance – 16
  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:19:27 AM PST · 5 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
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    Winston S. Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy

  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:18:41 AM PST · 4 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Continued from yesterday.

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    James Bradley, with Ron Powers, Flags of Our Fathers

  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:17:13 AM PST · 3 of 13
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  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:16:37 AM PST · 2 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
    Luzon, P.I., 1941: Final Operations on Luzon, 3 February-20 July 1945
    Southeast Asia, 1941: Final Allied Offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area 19 February-1 July 1945
    West-Central Germany and Belgium, 1945: The Rhineland Campaign – Operations, 8 February-5 March 1945
    Eastern France and the Low Countries, 1944: Summary – The Rhineland Campaign, 8 February-21 March 1945
    Poland, 1945: Russian Offensive to the Oder – Operations 12 January-30 March 1945
    The Western Pacific: Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg), 1945
    China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, 1945 and Final Operations in the War
    China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:16:02 AM PST · 1 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 11:36:57 AM PST · 23 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to henkster
    It ‘s part of his shrine in my office, along with the car keys to my 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 that was stolen from in front of my friend’s apartment while we were at Wrigley Field.

    It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 9:14:11 AM PST · 14 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Hebrews 11:6

    LOL (he posted for the first time ever). If FR had a favorite button I would click it for that reply.

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 6:32:33 AM PST · 12 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to norwaypinesavage
    I wish now that I would have asked more about where, when, and what units.

    Boy, is that a familiar lament. My uncle was a B-17 navigator in the 8th AF who spent 15 months in a POW camp. He went on to become a career Air Force officer. He didn't mind talking about his WWII experience, as so many of the vets did. I lived with him and his family during my high school years and beyond. It would have been easy to get him talking about his WWII experience and record it on tape but it never occurred to me. That should count as a youthful indiscretion.

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:25:52 AM PST · 7 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson

    http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/2/04.htm

    March 4th, 1945 (SUNDAY)

    UNITED KINGDOM: U-1014 (Type IXC/41) is sunk in the Minch Channel (Hebrides), in position 55.17N, 06.44W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Loch Scavaig, Nyasaland, Papua and Loch Shin. 48 dead (all hands lost). (Alex Gordon)

    GERMANY:
    U-3508 sunk at Wilhelmshaven by bombs.

    U-3038 commissioned.

    NORWAY:

    U-530 sailed from Kristiansand on her final patrol.

    U-1202 sailed from Bergen on her second and final patrol.

    FINLAND: Helsinki: Finland formally declares war on Germany.

    BURMA: Meiktila: The town falls to the Indian 17th Division. The Japanese 15th and 33rd Armies are trapped at Manadaly. The first assault on 1 March, watched by the 14th Army commander, Lt-Gen William Slim, brought the 255th Indian Tank Brigade onto the heights above the town. Later Slim watched his own Gurkhas push into the suburbs from the north. But the ferocious defence of Major-General Kasuya’s scratch garrison, his deep tunnels, and the natural defences of the towns lakes, ensured that it was three days before the last sniper was killed. Today more than 2,000 Japanese bodies lie in the streets.

    VOLCANO ISLANDS: Iwo Jima: The first B-29 makes an emergency landing on the island. Fighting is still going-on between US Marines and the Japanese. (Gordon Rottman)

    CANADA: Frigate HMCS Grou commenced tropicalisation refit Dartmouth , Nova Scotia.

    U.S.A.: Director Mark Sandrich, 44, dies of heart disease at his home in Hollywood, California. Sandrich’s directing career began in 1927 and included (1) five films with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; (2) Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in the motion picture “Holiday Inn” in which the song “White Christmas” was introduced; (3) the film “So Proudly We Hail” starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake about Army nurses in the Philippines in 1941-42; and (4) “Here Come the Waves” with Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton and Sonny Tufts. Sandrich won the Venice Film Award in 1937 for the Fred and Ginger film “Shall We Dance.”

    1949: USS Cowell (DD-167), commissioned as HMS Brighton (I-08) on 23 Sept. 1940, part of the destroyers-for-bases deal. Brighton was transferred to Russia as Zharki in 1944; today returns to the Royal Navy. (Ron Babuka)

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:24:12 AM PST · 6 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
    3 Armies Smashed – 2-3
    Duesseldorf and Rhine in Sight of Our Forces (page 1 photo) – 3
    German Soldiers Decline Battles (Hill) – 4
    Carrying the War into Germany from Air and Land – 4-5
    War News Summarized – 5
    ‘Nuts!’ Reply Held No Shock to Nazis – 6
    Eastern Pomerania Cut Off By Soviet Drive, Berlin Says – 7-8
    Russia Held Irked by Finns’ Stalling (Axelsson) – 8
    Fliers Hit Ryukyus (Moscow) – 8-9
    Marines Advance 400 Yards on Iwo (by Bruce Rae, first-time contributor) – 9
    Aid Arrives for Our Marines on Iwo from the Sea and the Air (photos) – 10-11
    Americans Strike South Luzon Foe (Jones) – 11-12
    Fliers Give Score of ‘Fighting Lady’ – 12
    The Veteran (Hurd) – 13
    Rhine Bridges Vital (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 14
    The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones – 15-17
    Favor Fund Plan of Bretton Woods (by John H. Crider) – 17
    Finland Joins War Against Germany – 17

    The News of the Week in Review
    Allied Break-Through in the West: First Phase of the Battle of the Rhine (map) – 18
    Fifteen News Questions – 19
    “Grim Determination” (cartoon) – 20
    Germany is Bled White by War on Two Fronts (Baldwin) – 21-22
    “Not Much Left” (cartoon) – 22
    Air Power to Hit Japan Harder than Germany (by Sidney Shalett) – 22-24
    ‘Classic’ Operations Bring Allies to Rhine (by Clifton Daniel) – 24-25
    “Seems that They Are About Over” (cartoon) – 25
    Answers to Fifteen News Questions – 25

    The New York Times Magazine
    The Road to Tokyo: Red Epic of Iwo (by Robert Trumbull) – 26-27
    Close-Up Report on the Japanese (by Ford Wilkins) – 28-32

    The New York Times Book Review
    International Tribunals: Past and Future, by Manley O. Hudson (reviewed by Robert N. Wilkin, first-time contributor) – 33
    The Best Selling Books, Here and Elsewhere – 34

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:22:16 AM PST · 5 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Continued from yesterday.

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    James Bradley, with Ron Powers, Flags of Our Fathers

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:20:49 AM PST · 4 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Continued from yesterday.

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    John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:19:59 AM PST · 3 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:19:12 AM PST · 2 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
    Luzon, P.I., 1941: Final Operations on Luzon, 3 February-20 July 1945
    Southeast Asia, 1941: Final Allied Offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area 19 February-1 July 1945
    West-Central Germany and Belgium, 1945: The Rhineland Campaign – Operations, 8 February-5 March 1945
    Eastern France and the Low Countries, 1944: Summary – The Rhineland Campaign, 8 February-21 March 1945
    Poland, 1945: Russian Offensive to the Oder – Operations 12 January-30 March 1945
    The Western Pacific: Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg), 1945
    China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, 1945 and Final Operations in the War
    China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:18:17 AM PST · 1 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · 9 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson

    http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/2/03.htm

    March 3rd, 1945 (SATURDAY)

    UNITED KINGDOM: Tonight, Luftwaffe fighters shoot down 20 British bombers as they return from bombing Kamen and the Dortmund-Ems canal.
    Boom defense vessel HMS Baritone launched.

    Frigate HMS Burghead Bay launched.

    NETHERLANDS: RAF bombers kill over 500 civilians in the Hague when they miss their target, a V2 launch site.

    GERMANY: U-3037, U-4709 commissioned.

    The commander of U-733 died after an accident in Wesermünde. [Oberleutnat zur See Hans Hellmann].

    NORWAY: U-1024 sailed from Kristiansand on her first and final patrol.

    BURMA: Lt William Basil Weston (b.1924), Green Howards, led an attack superbly but fell at a bunker. To save his men casualties, he blew up the bunker - and himself - with a grenade. (Victoria Cross)

    COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES: Manila: The last pockets of Japanese resistance are cleared. Over 20,000 Japanese soldiers have died in the battle for the city.

    VOLCANO ISLANDS: Iwo Jima: Corporal Charles Joseph Berry of the US Marine Corps, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, displays conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond as a member of a machine-gun crew in action against Japanese forces. MOH

    AUSTRALIA: Frigate HMAS Macquarie launched.

    CANADA: HMS LST 3560, 3561, 3562, 3563, 3564, 3565, 3566, 3567, 3568, 3569, 3570, 3571, 3572, 3573, 3574 ordered. All cancelled 18 Aug 45.

    U.S.A.: The motion picture “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is released. Directed by Albert Lewin, this horror movie based on an Oscar Wilde novel stars George Sanders, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury and Peter Lawford. The film is narrated by Cedric Hardwicke.
    Destroyers USS John A Bole and Robert K Huntington commissioned.

    Destroyer USS Bordelon launched.

    ATLANTIC OCEAN: ASW trawler HMS Southern Flower sunk by U-1022 at 64.05N, 23.15W.

  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:24:46 AM PST · 8 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
    Neuss is Captured (Daniel) – 2-4
    Luftwaffe Tries to Halt 1st Army (Denny) – 4
    Senate Tightens Draft Clause To Defer Bona Fide Farmers (Trussell) – 4
    Russians 4 Miles From Coast Of Pomerania, Nazis Report – 5
    U.S. Fliers Battle Nazis, Bag 109; RAF Sears Cologne, Rips Berlin – 6
    War News Summarized – 6
    Japanese Weaken (Moscow, Trumbull) – 7-8
    M’Arthur Raises Corregidor Flag (Jones) – 8
    Massacre Proof Found on Palawan (by Lindesay Parrott) – 8-9
    Peril Spurs Japan to Coalition Move – 9
    Roosevelt Thinks It Good Idea to Let Nazis Repair Soviet (by John H. Crider) – 9
    London, Paris Hail Roosevelt’s Talk – 10
    The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones – 12-14
    Stilwell Warns Strikes Irk Army – 14
    Lend-Lease Bill is Delayed Again – 14
  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:23:35 AM PST · 7 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Billboard Top Ten for the Week of March 3, 1945

    #1 - “Rum and Coca-Cola” - Andrews Sisters
    #2 – “Accentuate the Positive” – Bing Crosby, with the Andrews Sisters
    #2 - “Don’t Fence Me In” – Bing Crosby, with the Andrews Sisters
    #3 – “Accentuate the Positive” - Johnny Mercer, with Pied Pipers
    #4 - “Rum and Coca-Cola” – Abe Lyman, with Rose Blane
    #5 - “Cocktails For Two” - Spike Jones, with Carl Grayson
    #6 - “Candy” - Johnny Mercer, with Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers
    #7 - “I’m Beginning to See the Light” - Harry James, with Kitty Kallen
    #8 - “A Little on the Lonely Side” - Frankie Carle, with Paul Allen
    #9 – “Don’t Fence Me In” - Sammy Kaye, with Billy Williams
    #10 - “I Wanna Get Married” - Gertrude Niesen

  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:22:50 AM PST · 6 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Here is a short audio clip from off Iwo Jima where a Japanese plane is downed by a battleship (0:46).

    Leslie Nichols, MBS

  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:22:12 AM PST · 5 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Continued from February 25.

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    James Bradley, with Ron Powers, Flags of Our Fathers

  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:20:30 AM PST · 4 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Continued from February 28.

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    John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:19:50 AM PST · 3 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:18:59 AM PST · 2 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson
    Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
    Luzon, P.I., 1941: Final Operations on Luzon, 3 February-20 July 1945
    Southeast Asia, 1941: Final Allied Offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area 19 February-1 July 1945
    West-Central Germany and Belgium, 1945: The Rhineland Campaign – Operations, 8 February-5 March 1945
    Eastern France and the Low Countries, 1944: Summary – The Rhineland Campaign, 8 February-21 March 1945
    Poland, 1945: Russian Offensive to the Oder – Operations 12 January-30 March 1945
    The Western Pacific: Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg), 1945
    China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, 1945 and Final Operations in the War
    China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
  • 9TH ARMY AT THE RHINE, FOE FLEES IN ROUT; RUSSIANS CLOSING TRAP; NEW GAINS ON IWO (3/3/45)

    03/03/2015 4:17:47 AM PST · 1 of 26
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • 9TH CAPTURES MUENCHEN-GLADBACH, 3D IN TRIER; M’ARTHUR INVADES PALAWAN; IWO DRIVE GAINS (3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 2:22:37 PM PST · 31 of 35
    Homer_J_Simpson to PapaNew
    No, it was not an impromptu flag raising and Rosenthal did not just happen to be there. The Marine regimental CO wanted to reclaim the original flag so a reinforced platoon was sent up Suribachi with a larger flag to take its place. Rosenthal was going to abandon his trip to the top after the first flag was raised but decided to carry on regardless. He got there in time for flag raising #2.

    As I said once before, this is all in the excerpt from "Flags of our Fathers" I posted on February 23.

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    03/02/2015 1:37:57 PM PST · 27 of 35
    Homer_J_Simpson to PapaNew; Seizethecarp
    No. It was not staged.

    It is a photograph of the actual raising of a replacement flag.

  • “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (Movie Review-3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 5:38:07 AM PST · 8 of 13
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    The scene with the picture in full color was jarring!

    It has been a while since I saw this movie, but isn't including that scene as a clip something of a spoiler?

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    03/02/2015 4:25:18 AM PST · 6 of 35
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    http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/2/02.htm

    March 2nd, 1945 (FRIDAY)

    UNITED KINGDOM: Bermondsey, London: Mr. Albert Edward Heming (b.1910), Civil Defence Rescue, dug a trapped priest from the ruins of a bombed Catholic Church. (George Cross)

    Minesweeper HMS Laertes commissioned.

    IRISH SEA: At 1812, U-1302 attacked Convoy SC-167 in the St. George’s Channel and sank King Edgar and Novasli. The U-boat could not report her attack, because she was lost five days later. King Edgar was taken in tow, but sank later. Two crewmembers and two gunners were lost. The master, 32 crewmembers and nine gunners were picked up by frigate HMS Nysaland and landed at Milford Haven. Novasli in station #31 was abandoned after being torpedoed, only the master and four men stayed on board when she was taken in tow. But the ship could not be saved and had to be scuttled by an escort vessel with gunfire and depth charges. ASW trawler HMS Helier II picked up the survivors.

    GERMANY: In two raids, 858 RAF bombers raid Cologne, and the German army starts to retreat from the Rhine.

    Trier: General Patton’s tanks capture the Roman Bridge across the Moselle. They move so quickly that it is not blown up. The empty charge chambers are still visible today from the up-river side of the bridge.

    U-2365 commissioned.

    BALTIC SEA: M.575 Germans Minesweeper. Capsized off Oeresund. (James Paterson)

    At 1316, U-995 attacked a Soviet Task Force with a Gnat and reported one escort sunk at 69.21N, 33.38E. The ship sunk was BO-224 (ex-USS SC-1507).

    ROMANIA: Bucharest: Andrei Vishinsky, the stony-faced Soviet deputy foreign commissar, is imposing Stalin’s rule on Romania with a ruthlessness reminiscent of his behaviour as prosecutor at the Moscow show trials. Spurning the Allies’ protests, he has today ordered King Michael to dismiss the coalition Radescu government and appoint what amounts to a communist puppet regime.

    BURMA: Naik Fazal Din (b.1921), 10th Baluch Regt., stormed one bunker, then was fatally stabbed by a Japanese officer while charging another. He pushed on, rallying his men brilliantly before collapsing. (Victoria Cross)

    Naik Gian Singh (b.1920), 15th Punjab Regt., alone knocked out foxholes and an anti-tank gun, the led his men in clearing a Japanese-held road. (Victoria Cross)

    COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES: The American flag is raised again over Corregidor, with General Douglas MacArthur and members of his staff present. In a speech when he left Corregidor in 1942, MacArthur praised the gallant but futile defence of Corregidor as an inspiration to carry on the struggle until the Allies should fight their way back and vowed to return one day. On February 16, 1945, elements of the U.S. Sixth Army began the assault on Corregidor, and after furious fighting, MacArthur made good on his promise. (Michael Ballard)

    BONIN ISLANDS: Iwo Jima: The second strip on South Field airfield had been graded to 4,000 feet for fighter operations.

    U.S.A.: The motion picture “Dillinger” in released in the U.S. Directed by Max Nosseck and starring Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Lawrence Tierney and Elisa Cook, Jr., this film depicts the life and times of gangster John Dillinger. It is one of the best B movies of its kind and is nominated for one Academy Award.

    Submarine USS Sea Leopard launched.

    Destroyer USS Dennis J Buckley commissioned.

    ATLANTIC OCEAN: 75 men died when U-3519 was lost, 3 men survived.

  • 9TH CAPTURES MUENCHEN-GLADBACH, 3D IN TRIER; M’ARTHUR INVADES PALAWAN; IWO DRIVE GAINS (3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:23:49 AM PST · 5 of 35
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    Allies Spurting On (Daniel, MacDonald) – 2-3
    A Rare Discovery Here or At the Front (photo) – 3
    Reich City Spurned Nazi Plea to Fight – 4
    Engineers Hardy in Bridging Erft (Denny) – 4
    Tanks Enter Trier after Tricking Foe (Currivan) – 5
    Americans See German Kill U.S. Colonel As He Lies Wounded and Alone on Ground – 5
    Germans Predict Invasion on Rhine – 5
    As the Allies Smash Ahead on Two Fronts in Their Western Assault (photos) – 6
    Russians Widen Baltic Push; Mass to Storm Koenigsberg – 7
    Allies’ Bombs Rip Southwest Reich – 7
    Harbor Captured (Parrott) – 8-9
    Marines Drive Foe to Iwo’s North End (Moscow) – 9
    6 Generals, in Talks, Shape Rhine Battle – 9
    Koiso Sees Japan as Battleground – 9
    Reports on Yalta (by John H. Crider) – 10
    Praise Sets Tone on Yalta Report (by William S. White) – 11
    War News Summarized – 11
    Formal Parley Bid Sent by President – 12
    2,000 Rooms in San Francisco Available For World Parley Delegates and the Press – 12
    Victory Ahead in Italy (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 14
    The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones – 15-17
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    03/02/2015 4:22:39 AM PST · 4 of 35
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    Winston S. Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy

  • 9TH CAPTURES MUENCHEN-GLADBACH, 3D IN TRIER; M’ARTHUR INVADES PALAWAN; IWO DRIVE GAINS (3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:22:00 AM PST · 3 of 35
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  • 9TH CAPTURES MUENCHEN-GLADBACH, 3D IN TRIER; M’ARTHUR INVADES PALAWAN; IWO DRIVE GAINS (3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:21:25 AM PST · 2 of 35
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    Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
    Luzon, P.I., 1941: Final Operations on Luzon, 3 February-20 July 1945
    Southeast Asia, 1941: Final Allied Offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area 19 February-1 July 1945
    West-Central Germany and Belgium, 1945: The Rhineland Campaign – Operations, 8 February-5 March 1945
    Eastern France and the Low Countries, 1944: Summary – The Rhineland Campaign, 8 February-21 March 1945
    Poland, 1945: Russian Offensive to the Oder – Operations 12 January-30 March 1945
    The Western Pacific: Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg), 1945
    China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, 1945 and Final Operations in the War
    China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
  • 9TH CAPTURES MUENCHEN-GLADBACH, 3D IN TRIER; M’ARTHUR INVADES PALAWAN; IWO DRIVE GAINS (3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:20:54 AM PST · 1 of 35
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (Movie Review-3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:16:08 AM PST · 3 of 13
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    Netflix has this version of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” on DVD, as well as later versions.

    Original trailer

    Opening

  • “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (Movie Review-3/2/45)

  • “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (Movie Review-3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:14:51 AM PST · 1 of 13
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • President Roosevelt Addresses Joint Session of Congress (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 10:34:22 AM PST · 5 of 10
    Homer_J_Simpson to kenmcg

    I caught that about the gallant Reds. I think naked brutality is more in evidence than gallantry on the eastern front.

  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 10:25:48 AM PST · 11 of 21
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    Paul James of the Facebook group World War II 70th Anniversary has kindly provided clean copies of the photos on pages 8-10.

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  • President Roosevelt Addresses Joint Session of Congress (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 9:30:50 AM PST · 2 of 10
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    The president delivers his last address before Congress, on the subject of the Yalta conference. (1:00:33). Click on the link below to listen.

    President Roosevelt to Congress

  • President Roosevelt Addresses Joint Session of Congress (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 9:29:41 AM PST · 1 of 10
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:51:47 AM PST · 5 of 21
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    March 1st, 1945 (THURSDAY)

    UNITED KINGDOM: Convoy RA-64 arrived at the Clyde.

    GERMANY: East Prussia: Soviet troops under Zhukov push on to Kolberg.

    US troops capture Mönchen-Gladbach and Neuss.

    Pte James Stokes (b.1915), King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, seized two buildings and 17 prisoners before he was fatally wounded. (Victoria Cross)

    Maj. Frederick Alfred Tilston (b.1906), Canadian Army, led an attack, silencing a machine gun and refusing treatment for his severe wounds until sure the position was secure. (Victoria Cross)
    U-3044, U-4712 launched.

    U-4710 laid down.

    U-2541, U-3035 commissioned.

    FINLAND: Finland declares that state of war has existed with Germany and Japan since 15 September 1944. Finns had considered already in the previous fall declaring war on Germany, but back then USSR had not considered it necessary, even though Finns and Germans are fighting active war in northern Finland. But in February 1945 Finns are informed that nations who had declared war on the Axis Powers at the latest on 1 March 1945 will be invited to the founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco. While it’s not clear whether the former enemies will be invited, Finnish cabinet decides that a formal state of war gives Finland the option to demand war reparations from Germany in any future peace conference.

    JAPAN: The US 5th Fleet carriers raid Okinawa.
    The aircraft of Task Force 58 and Fifth Fleet surface ships bombard several islands in the Ryuku Islands especially Okinawa. At the end of the day, TF 58 retires to Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands.

    TSUBAME, IJN, Japanese Escort. Sunk by USN carrier aircraft form TF38 at Ishigaki, Sakishima Gunto.

    MANAZURU, IJN, Japanese Escort. Sunk off Okinawa by US carrier aircraft from TF38

    (James Paterson)

    IWO JIMA: Private James Trimble III, a former baseball star in the US, dies while on a hazardous scouting mission. (Mike Yared)

    CANADA: Destroyer HMCS Columbia paid off.

    U.S.A.: President Roosevelt, back from the Yalta Conference, proclaimed the meeting a success as he addressed a joint session of Congress.
    Submarine USS Corsair laid down.

    Destroyer USS Hugh Purvis commissioned.

    The USAAF 477th Bombardment Group begins moving by train to Freeman Field, Indiana from Godman Airfield, Kentucky. Word gets back to the remaining African-American officers that Colonel Selway had created two separate officers’ clubs at Freeman: Club Number One for use by “trainees,” all of whom are black; and Club Number Two for use by “instructors,” all of whom are white. Led by Second Lieutenant Coleman A. Young, the future mayor of Detroit and an experienced labour organiser, a group of black officers still at Godman decided on a plan of action to challenge the de facto segregation at Freeman as soon as they arrived there.

    There had already been an attempt to integrate Club Number Two on March 10, when two groups of black officers entered it and were refused service; but the officers still at Godman decided to push the issue to the point of arrest if necessary. (William L. Howard)

  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:49:41 AM PST · 4 of 21
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    3 Lines Over River (Daniel) – 2-3
    Third Army Facing Heavy Mine Fields (Currivan) – 3-4
    Russians Capture Hub in Pomerania – 4
    Fight to the End, Goebbels Pleads (MacCormac) – 5
    3 of Clarks Staff Die in Plane’s Fall – 5
    Iwo Push Reaches Northern Airfield (Moscow) – 6-7
    Iwo’s Volcanic Ash Hampers Marines (Green) – 7
    A Moment of Prayer on Iwo Before the Marines Launch an Attack Against the Japanese (photos) – 8-10
    War News Summarized – 9
    First U.S. Freighter Enters Manila Harbor Amid Sniping (Jones) – 11
    Stimson Warns End of the War in Europe Will Not Mean Wholesale Release of Men – 11
    Nimitz Says Enemy Will Be Crushed – 11
    Prophecy of Peace (by John H. Crider) – 12
    London Expects Roosevelt Soon – 13
    President Returns Home in ‘Great’ Health; ‘He Is in Grand Spirits,’ Secretary Reports – 13
    Latest Casualties of War as Reported by Both the Army and the Navy – 15-17
    Jet Combat Plane Unveiled by Army (by Sidney Shalett) – 17
    The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 18-20
    Censor Shrouds Our Gains in West (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 20
  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:47:19 AM PST · 3 of 21
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  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:46:43 AM PST · 2 of 21
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    Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
    Luzon, P.I., 1941: Final Operations on Luzon, 3 February-20 July 1945
    Southeast Asia, 1941: Final Allied Offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area 19 February-1 July 1945
    West-Central Germany and Belgium, 1945: The Rhineland Campaign – Operations, 8 February-5 March 1945
    Eastern France and the Low Countries, 1944: Summary – The Rhineland Campaign, 8 February-21 March 1945
    Poland, 1945: Russian Offensive to the Oder – Operations 12 January-30 March 1945
    The Western Pacific: Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg), 1945
    China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, 1945 and Final Operations in the War
    China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
  • U.S. TANKS CROSS ERFT 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE; MARINES STEP UP IWO DRIVE; MANILA BAY OPEN (3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:46:11 AM PST · 1 of 21
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
  • “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Bring On the Girls,” “Musiciens du Ciel” (Movie Reviews-3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:41:21 AM PST · 3 of 10
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    Netflix has “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” on DVD. This is a nice directorial debut for Elia Kazan, but I didn't like it quite as much as Bosley Crowther did.

    “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” opening

  • “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Bring On the Girls,” “Musiciens du Ciel” (Movie Reviews-3/1/45)

  • “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Bring On the Girls,” “Musiciens du Ciel” (Movie Reviews-3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:38:34 AM PST · 1 of 10
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
    Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
    To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.