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  • @ThomasWictor on French Envoy's Deleted Pearl Harbor Tweets

    12/08/2017 7:25:48 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 16 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/8/17 | Thomas Wictor
    France continues its long tradition of appointing ambassadors to the US who hate America and don't know anything about our history. If France had any sense of honor, it would fire this ambassador. For him to say that on today of all days? Astonishing. A man with no character whatsoever...
  • On Dec. 7th, It Was a Woman Who First Spoke to America

    12/07/2017 4:56:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Craig Shirley
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Scott Mauer.The president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, was often cited as the Leader of the Free World, and the most powerful man in the world, if not the nation. But it was his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, who, despite not holding elected power, held as much moral power over Americans as anybody. The First Lady of the United States helped hold the torch for American optimism – she took charge of a grave moral crisis. Seventy-six years ago today, Eleanor Roosevelt spoke to a scared and hurt nation. On Sunday, December 7,...
  • The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling Survival Weapon

    12/04/2017 9:35:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/4/2017 | J Hines
    The M30 Luftwaffe drilling (“triple”) was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue. For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer. If you’re wondering why the rifle looks similar to a hunting rifle. Drilling has been a tradition of high German hunting culture dating back to the 19th century. The drillings were not...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving in Hell(Barf alert)

    11/24/2017 8:37:51 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Observer ^ | 24th November 2017 | John R Schindler
    Providing the American military with a reasonable facsimile of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, wherever our forces are deployed around the globe, is a longstanding practice of our Defense Department. Yesterday, the Pentagon served up nearly 100,000 pounds of turkey, plus all the usual trimmings, to U.S. military personnel in countries around the globe, including war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. Some presidents have visited the troops serving in harm’s way—back in 2003, George W. Bush showed up in Baghdad by surprise to serve turkey to our troops—but Donald Trump, for his first presidential Thanksgiving, was content to address our military...
  • Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later

    11/09/2017 5:06:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | November 9, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It is now fashionable to demonize Russia, but most Americans have forgotten key aspects of 20th-century history, including the Russians’ fight to stop the march of Nazi Germany. Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded — and would soon destroy — a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany’s best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942–43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II.
  • Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later

    11/09/2017 7:04:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded --and would soon destroy -- a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany's best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II. Before Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler regularly boasted on German radio as his victorious forces pressed their offensives worldwide. After Stalingrad, Hitler went quiet, brooding in his various bunkers for the rest of the war. During the horrific Battle of...
  • French Resistance cache unearthed including STENs named ‘Pepette’ and ‘Alice’

    10/29/2017 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10/19/17 | Chris Eger
    (Odds are, a little elbow grease and some lube will get those STENs up and running again.) A couple remodeling an old home in north-central France found a cache of ammo, grenades and submachine guns hidden under a granite floor, The Lyonne Republicaine reported. The find was made in July by the couple in the Quarré-les-Tombes area, about 150 miles away from Paris. Cached under the floor were three STEN guns, over a dozen Britsh Mills bomb type fragmentation grenades, three handguns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammo, and several Bren light machine gun magazines. Two of the sub...
  • When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election — to Reelect FDR

    10/27/2017 8:17:11 PM PDT · by logician2u · 15 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Steve Usdin
    Covert intelligence operations, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty tricks—all were used in a foreign government’s audacious attempt to influence U.S. elections. It wasn’t 2016; it was 1940, and the operations were employed not by a hostile adversary, but by America’s closest ally, the United Kingdom. Though technology has advanced, and the two nations’ motives could not have been more different, critical aspects of Russia’s alleged covert efforts to bolster the campaign of Donald Trump echo the tactics that Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service pioneered seven decades ago. In 1940, as war raged in Europe, British intel officers in New York and...
  • Time Marches On

    10/26/2017 5:09:28 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 2 replies
    buckalfa ^ | October 26th, 2017 | buckalfa
    Heaven has received another soul from the ranks of America's greatest generation. Master Sergeant William H. Holt of Inman, South Carolina passed on October 24th. He served with the US Army Air Corp as a crew member on A-20 attack bombers based in New Guinea. He was the grandfather of my son in law. Please keep his family in prayer and do not fail to give respect and thanks to his surviving comrades before it is too late.
  • How to Survive as a POW

    09/28/2017 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 32 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 28 SEPT 2017
    On the morning of December 8, 1941, tens of thousands of American and British civilians living in China woke up to learn that the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor had been bombed by Japanese forces. Their nations were suddenly at war with Imperial Japan. The Japanese had invaded China years earlier, and the troops stationed there wasted no time turning these Westerners—who were now part of the enemy—into prisoners of war. “They appeared the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked,” Mary Previte told the Trumpet. “We were now the prisoners of the great emperor of Japan, they said.”...
  • Israel Missed Capture of Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele Twice, Documents Reveal

    09/05/2017 9:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 5 September 2017
    Israel's vaunted Mossad missed at least two chances to capture Nazi fugitive Dr Josef Mengele, who sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their death at Auschwitz, a former agent said Tuesday. Rafi Eitan, who commanded the audacious capture in 1960 of top Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, said that during the hunt he and his team discovered Mengele's hideout. "At the same time as we caught Eichmann, Mengele was living in Buenos Aires. We found his apartment and kept it under observation," he told Israeli public radio as the spy agency declassified its file on operations against the man...
  • Why you should never use the term 'anti-fascist'

    08/30/2017 8:37:43 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-29-17 | David Freddoso
    "No Trump! No wall! No U.S.A. at all." This was the chant of the violent, black-masked thugs who descended on an otherwise peaceful protest in Berkeley over the weekend. And it gives you a window into the tactics of the violent fringes of the Left. They attempt to lure in normal, reasonable people -- which they most certainly are not -- by showcasing a common enemy, such as racism or fascism. But that's just a sweetener for their real agenda item. Lots of normal, reasonable people oppose Donald Trump. Many of them oppose the border wall, too. But the third...
  • The Real Story behind Dunkirk

    08/25/2017 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    Dunkirk, the movie, is a big box office hit even with its somewhat inaccurate historical perspective. It only partially tells of the real heroes of this incident and never explains the impact it had on World War II or the British population. On May 10th 1940, Germany invaded France and the Low Countries, pushing the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), along with French and Belgian troops, back to the French port of Dunkirk. A huge rescue, Operation 'Dynamo', was organized by the Royal Navy to get the troops off the beaches and back to Britain. The fierce Nazi bombing demolished the...
  • Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

    08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger
    "We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945. Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.
  • Campaign to save World War II stretchers today serving the capital as railings

    08/17/2017 7:37:19 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 3 replies
    UKTelegraph online ^ | 8/15/17 | Steve Bird
    On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design. However, unbeknown to thousands of passersby each day, those sometimes rusting or buckled fences were in fact the emergency stretchers that helped to save the lives of those injured during the Blitz. Now, a campaign has been launched to protect and restore these metal fences, mainly found on estates in South London, that had served so well as stretchers during World War II. Rosie Shaw, founder of the...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • WW2 Luftwaffe fighter ace flies in RAF Spitfire for the first time

    07/22/2017 7:00:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | June 28, 2017 | Telegraph Reporters
    A German Second World War pilot has made his maiden voyage in a Spitfire seven decades after he flew for the Luftwaffe. Hugo Broch, 95, who last flew in 1960, took to the skies above Kent on Tuesday as a passenger in a British TR9 MJ627 Spitfire. Born on January 6 1922, Broch is a former Messerschmitt 109 fighter pilot and Luftwaffe ace. During his career, Broch flew 324 combat missions and shot down 81 enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front, including 18 Soviet Sturmoviks. His score included twelve double victories and three triple victories.
  • 99-year-old World War II veteran throws out first pitch at Busch Stadium

    07/08/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2017 | Mark Townsend
    The St. Louis Cardinals and Fox Sports Midwest have made it a yearly tradition to honor veterans with Military Appreciation Night at Busch Stadium and their This One’s For You telecast. This year was no different, and it provided several memorable moments for veterans who served and their families. Among those moments was a ceremonial first pitch that’s impossible not to get emotional watching. Clarence Adelhardt, a 99-year-old veteran of World War II and longtime Cardinals fans, was called upon to deliver the pitch, and did so with incredible spirit as the crowd showered him with their appreciation.
  • Gun amnesty turns up WWII resistance cache (Lots of PHOTOS)

    07/05/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT · by FreeInWV · 30 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 07/05/17 | Chris Eger
    As part of a weapons amnesty in Denmark, police recovered a vintage stockpile of munitions including submachine guns and grenades. The South Jutland Police posted images to social media last week of some 25 weapons and 100 grenades turned in as part of a reprieve for those with illegal or unregistered arms, many of which may have a connection to Danish history. Occupied by Germany during World War II, Denmark was home to a well-organized network of underground resistance units, often equipped by the Allies through the OSS and SOE. Among the weapons brought down from attics and up from...