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  • Veterans Affairs to remove Nazi headstones in Texas, Utah

    06/02/2020 10:08:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2020
    The process to remove grave headstones of German prisoners of war that display swastikas and markings related to the Nazi regime at cemeteries in Texas and Utah will begin later this month, Veterans Affairs announced. The VA said Monday in a statement that it has decided to replace the headstones on gravesites of three German POWs. Two are located at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, and one is at Fort Douglas Post Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Americans must always remember the horror of the Nazi regime and why so many Americans sacrificed so much...
  • US Veterans won’t strike swastikas from graves of German POWs

    05/13/2020 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 13, 2020 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The US Veterans Administration will not replace three tombstones of soldiers who fought for Nazi Germany inscribed with swastikas in its military cemeteries, calling them “historic resources.” A group that advocates for religious freedom in the military on Monday called on the VA to replace two World War II-era POW headstones in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, inscribed with swastikas inside a German cross, and the phrase, “He died far from his home for the Führer, people, and fatherland.”
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 The Red, White And Blue Or The Blue Line

    04/25/2020 8:08:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Well welcome to Stalag Covid 19 for this weekend's adventure..... Hey the one and only "Rnaround Sue" Dion with a song he recorded in the days when he was part of the Contemporary Christian Music scene in the early 1980's. I was around and saw him beret and all in person. Idols and idolatry right out of the Good Book but what about today..... Resistance In Idaho: The Latest This week a woman arrested for asking too many questions, Sara Brady, as a group of mothers and children entered a closed down park in Meridian, Idaho engaging in civil disobedience....
  • Hitler’s vegetable garden discovered at his secret headquarters

    11/14/2019 11:17:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14 2019 | James Rogers
    A garden that once provided Adolf Hitler with fresh vegetables has been discovered at his infamous Wolf’s Lair headquarters. Hitler spent much of his time in the final years of the war at the Wolf’s Lair, which is located in what is now Poland. The top-secret, heavily guarded bunker complex was used by the Nazis until January 1945, when it was abandoned and partly destroyed ahead of advancing Soviet forces. The garden was found on the grounds of Mazurolandia, a nearby theme park museum, and excavations took place during the summer.
  • How ridiculous was American production in World War 2? [images at link]

    11/12/2019 5:47:32 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 110 replies
    Quora ^ | 2019 | Chris Morehouse
    Chris Morehouse, Aerospace Engineer at U.S. Air Force (2017-present) We can just put up a bunch of numbers, but I don’t think that gives a full appreciation of scale. So first let’s hit some specific examples. The B-24 This is Willow Run. It was a B-24 plant built by Ford to mass produce the bomber. It ran its line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and produced a complete B-24 every 63 minutes on average. At peak, it produced 100 bombers in just two days. This plant produced less than half of the total B-24s we built during...
  • What REALLY irked Adolf Hitler about Ike: No, not the fact that Eisenhower was Supreme Commander

    09/12/2019 4:16:55 PM PDT · by max americana · 137 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/11/2019 | dominic lawson
    "This bizarrely conflicted view was even more pronounced in Hitler’s attitude towards the U.S. In World War I, Corporal Hitler had been given two captured American soldiers to escort back to his brigade HQ and he was appalled by the fact that the pair were of German descent. From that moment on, Hitler was transfixed by the notion that the best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S. (attracted by the potential for self-realisation in its vastness) and that Germany should prove itself to be a mighty state that would persuade its ‘children’ to return. Hitler would constantly complain that...
  • Prague to remove statue of Soviet marshal who led Red Army forces

    09/12/2019 2:34:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/2019
    A district assembly in Prague voted on Thursday to remove a statue of a Soviet World War Two marshal and replace it with a more general memorial following a row that has drawn in the Czech president and Russian authorities. The statue of Marshal Ivan Konev, who led the Red Army forces that liberated most of Czechoslovakia and entered Prague on May 9, 1945, was erected in 1980. It has been the subject of controversy since the 1989 fall of communism because of Konev’s later endeavors, which included a leading role in crushing the 1956 Hungarian uprising as well as...
  • Americans, French, Germans give America credit for Nazism's Defeat

    06/08/2019 7:35:58 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 68 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2018 | Elise Czajkowski
    YouGov asked citizens from four countries deeply involved in the European theater of WWII (the UK, France, Germany, and the US) who they thought was most responsible for defeating the Nazis – the Americans, the British, or the Russians. Those in the UK were the only country who choose the British; the other three were most likely to choose the Americans. Intriguingly, historical data shows that at the close of the Second World War the French public believed that it was the Russians, not the Americans, who had done the most to defeat the Nazis. A survey conducted by IFOP...
  • The Longest Day When "Toxic Masculinity" Saved the World

    06/06/2019 4:23:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-6-19 | MOTUS
    “These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” Ronald Reagan, June 6, 1984 Standing on a craggy overlook jutting into the English Channel Ronald Reagan delivered those words 35 years ago on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the D-day invasion. By then the “boys” were already boys no more. The few who are still with us are now all in their 90’s. Some have come to today’s anniversary...
  • Deep sea explorers discover USS Wasp, another WWII aircraft carrier

    03/15/2019 8:25:00 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 Mar 2019 | Mark Philips
    Deep sea explorers found the USS Hornet in the South Pacific earlier this year, but the Hornet was not the only ship located on that expedition. In the latest update for the American Naval history books, the research vessel Petrel revealed it also found the World War II aircraft carrier USS Wasp. We're 2.5 miles down, peering inside the cockpit of an avenger torpedo bomber from the sunken World War II aircraft carrier, USS Wasp. The plane is not just a relic, it's a clue, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips. Can the Wasp itself be far away? The Wasp...
  • The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier

    03/13/2019 8:31:12 AM PDT · by Coronal · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2019 | Ed Caesar
    On July 1, 1942, the U.S.S. Wasp, an aircraft carrier holding 71 planes, 2,247 sailors and a journalist, sailed from San Diego to the western Pacific to join the battle against the Japanese. On board was a naval officer named Lt. Cmdr. John Joseph Shea. Two days before he left San Diego, Shea wrote his 5-year-old son a letter.
  • This woman risked it all to run a secret WWII spy network

    03/12/2019 8:10:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2019 | Reed Tucker
    Her code name was “Hedgehog,” an homage to a “tough animal that even a lion would hesitate to bite,” as a friend once said. And like a hedgehog, which appears cute and nonthreatening but can roll into a tight ball deploying dangerous quills when challenged, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade had an unexpected tough side. The young French woman headed one of the most important resistance networks during World War II and oversaw the collection of crucial intelligence that helped turn the battle’s tide. And yet she remains virtually unknown — in large part, because of her gender. “Nobody really remembers her, and...
  • They Shall Not Grow Old – New Trailer – In Theaters February 1

    01/30/2019 5:39:39 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies
    Looks like an amazing film. Just saw the preview on TV.
  • Harry Leslie Smith: War veteran has died

    11/28/2018 8:02:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | November 28, 2018 | BBC News
    A World War Two veteran who grew up in poverty and described himself as the "world's oldest rebel" has died. The son of RAF veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith tweeted to say his father had died while visiting him in Canada. The son of a miner, Mr Smith lived through the Great Depression and joined the RAF in 1941, serving in World War Two.
  • For first time in 11 years, Moscow bans annual name-reciting ceremony of Stalin's victims

    10/20/2018 7:54:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 Oct 2018 | Agence France-Presse in Moscow
    Memorial, the country oldest rights group, has held a 12-hour ceremony every year on 29 October for the past 11 years. Hundreds of people read out names of those killed during Stalin-era repressions at a memorial in Lubyanka Square, outside the headquarters of the current security service and its Stalin-era predecessors. Historians estimate about a million people perished in Stalin’s Terror, also known as the Great Purge, in the 1930s. The group said Moscow city authorities had refused permission this year for “The Return of Names” ceremony. “Today, 19 October, that is 10 days before the ceremony was due to...
  • U.S. Senate Says Stalin 'Committed Genocide' In Famine-Hit Ukraine

    10/06/2018 7:16:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Oct 2018 | Mark Najarian
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin committed genocide against the Ukrainian people in the early 1930s, when millions died in a horrific famine known as the Holodomor. The office of Republican Senator Rob Portman, who sponsored the bill, did not immediately get back to RFE/RL for comment. Asked for comment, the State Department referred to a 2017 statement that described the Holodomor as "one of the most atrocious acts of the 20th century. The "simple resolution" passed on October 3 commemorates the 85th anniversary of the famine of 1932-33. The Senate...
  • North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

    10/05/2018 12:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Joyce Lee
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan should refrain from flying the “Rising Sun” flag on a warship in a fleet review planned in South Korea next week, a North Korean propaganda website said on Friday, joining South Koreans in the latest spat over the countries’ colonial history. ...“The ‘Rising Sun’ flag is a war-crime flag that the 20th-century Japanese imperialists used when executing their barbaric invasions into our nation and other Asian nations,” North Korea’s state-controlled Uriminjokkiri website said. “Planning to enter flying the ‘Rising Sun’ flag is an unbearable insult and ridicule to our people.”
  • After Russian Pressure, AP Issues Correction on 'Nazi-Soviet Alliance

    09/14/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/13/18 | Ofer Aderet
    The Associated Press news agency on Wednesday acceded to a Russian request to delete the term "former ally" from an article mentioning the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II. The article, which was published at the beginning of the month in media outlets worldwide, including Haaretz, was about a Ukrainian city commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community. It included the claim that "in June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union, its former ally." On Wednesday, ten days after the article was published, AP amended the text. The news agency...
  • Poland marks 79th anniversary of WWII outbreak

    09/01/2018 8:09:48 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | Sep 1, 2018
    Observances commemorating the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II were held in Poland at dawn on Saturday. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attended observances held on Westerplatte in on the Baltic coast, where on September 1, 1939 at 4:45 am the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein began shelling a Polish military depot in the first battle between Polish and German soldiers of WWII. Sirens wailed and the Polish national anthem was played at a monument honouring those who defended the Polish coast. Observances were also held in central city of Wieluń, the first Polish town to be bombed by...
  • Statue must tell true story of Soviet ‘hero’, say Czechs

    08/08/2018 4:07:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Robert Tait
    Russia has been accused of interfering in the affairs of the Czech Republic after its embassy tried to block changes to the inscription on a Soviet-era statue explaining the chequered role of Russian Marshal Ivan Konev, who was twice designated a Hero of the Soviet Union by Stalin and whose remains are buried in the Kremlin. Now the dispute is set to come to a head at a historically sensitive moment, the 50th anniversary of the 1968 invasion of then-communist Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led forces to crush the liberal Prague Spring. Critics said the original plaque exaggerated the marshalÂ’s role while...