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  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for “Pearl Harbor: The Truth,” premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • General Clark Calls for WWII-type Internment Camps for U.S. Citizens

    07/23/2015 4:54:01 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 July 2015 | Steve Byas
    “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right, and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”Thus spoke retired General Wesley Clark, a former Democratic Party presidential candidate, in an interview on MSNBC this past Friday.Back in 2004, Clark, the former supreme allied commander of NATO, was harshly critical of what he considered the Bush administration's excessive response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers...
  • 101-Year-Old WWII Fighter Pilot Flies One Last Mission With His Original Plane

    11/23/2016 1:20:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    World War II veteran Francis Robert "Frank" Royal made a fateful trip to the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. "Having had a life long interest in flying, I had to come see what they had," he told Fox 31. Royal served as a squadron commander of the 39th Pursuit Squadron, 5th Army Air Corps in Papua New Guinea. He flew the P-38 Lockheed Lightning in combat. The Germans called it the fork-tailed devil, "It was a real godsend. From a pilot's standpoint it was great," Royal said. So there it was, in the museum. A...
  • US commemorates Serbian support during WWII [Halyard Mission]

    11/23/2016 1:05:21 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
    PRANJANI, Serbia -- The sky was black with the billowing smoke of the downed B-17 bombers and the canopies of Allied Airmen parachuting to an unknown fate behind Nazi lines in German-occupied Serbia. This is the sight the villagers of Pranjani remember from the late summer of 1944. Operation Halyard was an Office of Strategic Services mission to rescue more than 500 Allied Airmen who were scattered around a mountainous region in Serbia after their bombers were shot down by the Germans in WWII. It remains the largest rescue operation of American Airmen in history. The U.S. State Department, U.S....
  • Veteran’s Day: The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2016 6:54:09 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 19 replies
    Retain Mike | November 11, 2016 | Retain Mike
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • NEW BLOG: Top ten Battles in history (EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY)

    11/01/2016 7:22:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    MAINESTATEGOP AND THE NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY AND FREE MARKETS PRESENTS A NEW BLOG  EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY BY KYLE WEISSMAN  We've had many history articles on our blog, The story of The Battle Of Lepanto being our best one, we've had many requests for more history related articles. So, we're presenting a new blog, EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY by our very own Kyle Weissman.  Kyle Weissman is one of our original founders of the New England Alliance For Liberty and Free Markets, He has been very very active in the free state movement in New Hampshire and...
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • Snotty Cheerleaders Get A HUGE Dose Of Karma After Being RUDE To Elderly WWII Vet

    10/18/2016 4:24:56 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 86 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 16, 2016 | DI Staff
    It's always wonderful when karma comes calling at the right time, and for one school principal along with his band of bratty cheerleaders, that day came just at the right time. They thought no one would find out about the sick thing they did to World War II veterans, but once the word got out, the backlash was so enormous, it went on to make national news. On September 30, 12 cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the national anthem. While we’ve gotten used to these disgusting displays of disrespect across...
  • How Jimmy Stewart's agony in It's a Wonderful Life came from extreme PTSD (tr)

    10/07/2016 5:21:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/06/2016 | Dan Bates
    Jimmy Stewart suffered such extreme PTSD after being a fighter pilot in World War II that he acted out his mental distress during 'It's a Wonderful Life'. Stewart played George Bailey in the classic movie and channeled his anger and guilt into the scenes where he rages at his family. Stewart was haunted by 'a thousand black memories' from his time as an Air Force commanding officer that he took with him back to Hollywood after the war. Pilots who flew with him said that became 'Flak Happy' during World War II, a term to describe what is now known...
  • The last Flying Tigers of World War II

    09/23/2016 7:59:35 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2016 | Thom Patterson
    Frank Losonsky was just another 20-year-old soldier from Detroit, Michigan, but his life took a historic turn when a recruiter offered him the adventure of a lifetime. Would Losonsky be willing to board a ship headed to Asia and join a group of volunteers helping China fight off Japanese invaders? Losonsky said yes.
  • Woman in beloved WWII sailor's kiss photo dies at 92

    09/10/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman's son says his mother died Thursday at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital of what he called complications from old age. She was 92. Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant in a nurse's uniform on Aug. 14, 1945. She went to Times Square amid reports that the war had ended. That's when she was kissed by George Mendonsa celebrating Japan's surrender.
  • Hacksaw Ridge, review: Mel Gibson's first film in a decade is fantastically moving

    09/05/2016 10:48:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-03-2016 | Staff
    Director: Mel Gibson; Starring: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths. Cert tbc, 131 mins. What could have possibly attracted Mel Gibson to the story of Desmond Doss, a man whose unconventional religious beliefs made him a pariah among his peers, but who, once the system had learned to grudgingly accommodate him, worked wonders and saved souls through sheer force of conviction? Desmond was a committed Seventh Day Adventist and pacifist who served as a US Army medic at Okinawa, saving 75 lives without ever lifting a weapon – and the curiously ideal subject for...
  • Venice Film Review: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

    09/04/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    Mel Gibson has made a move about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November,...
  • How a celebrated image marking V-J Day in Times Square has taken on a sinister shade

    09/02/2016 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:00 AM | BY ANDY MARTINO
    An American sailor named George Mendonsa spontaneously takes hold of a complete stranger, 21-year-old Austrian-Jewish refugee Greta Zimmer, bends her backward, plants a kiss on her mouth and continues on his way. Unbeknown to either, famed photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt has captured the encounter. The resulting image, published soon after in Life magazine, came to symbolize the exuberance of that moment, in a country overflowing with vigor and youth, at a time when anything seemed possible.....In 2012, a London-based blogger who uses the pseudonym Leopard wrote a provocative post on Crates and Ribbons titled “The Kissing Sailor, or ‘The Selective Blindness...
  • Revealed: How the U.S. Air Force Almost Brought Back the P-51 Mustang

    08/31/2016 6:20:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 30, 2016 | Michael Peck
    The North American P-51 Mustang was one of the greatest fighters of World War II. Had life worked out differently, the Mustang could also have fought in Vietnam and flown against a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. In fact, it might even have replaced the A-10 Warthog. The Piper PA-48 Enforcer was a modernized version of the P-51. It was the brainchild of David Lindsay, founder of manufacturer Cavalier Aircraft, who bought the rights to the Mustang in 1956. The P-51 eventually became the Turbo Mustang III. But in 1968, in response to an Air Force search for a counterinsurgency...
  • Poland holds state burial for Second World War heroes slain by communists

    08/28/2016 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BT ^ | August 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Two Polish Second World War heroes who fought the Germans but were killed later by the communists in Poland for pro-independence activity have received a state burial. The relatives of 17-year-old Home Army nurse Danuta Siedzikowna and 42-year-old officer Feliks Selmanowicz attended the ceremonies on Sunday along with government officials. The burials were held in the northern city of Gdansk where the two were captured....
  • Yeager Destroys an ME 262

    08/24/2016 2:39:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    ChuckYeager.com ^ | November 6, 1944 | Chuck Yeager
    Encounter Report from November 6, 1944 Cool historical document Chuck Yeager shoots down an ME-262 and damages 2 more.
  • WWII vet, 93, ends run across America with toes in Atlantic

    08/20/2016 2:36:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 20, 2016 5:12 pm | AP
    (not AP photos) ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people including family members and friends who have joined him at different parts along his journey. He started his trek Oct. 7, 2013 on the sands of San Diego, weaving his way over the months and years through the southern United States until he...
  • WWII Airmen Get Their Memorial

    08/20/2016 1:45:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2016 | Robert Zubrin
    On Saturday August 6, I was privileged to attend the unveiling of the memorial to American airmen who fought in World War II at the Wings Over the Rockies aviation museum in Denver, Colorado. Created by Major Frederic Arnold (ret.), an artist who flew P-38 Lightnings in the Mediterranean theater of the war, the monumental sculpture depicts a pre-flight briefing, with the squadron leader at the mapboard explaining the mission plan, while the men of the squadron and the pale ghosts of their fallen comrades listen on. American airmen suffered a horrific casualty rate during World War II, with over...
  • Eric Metaxas Show interviews 103-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor

    08/15/2016 3:10:08 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 10 replies
    Eric Metaxas ^ | August 12, 2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Jim Downing is one of, if not the oldest, survivors of Pearl Harbor. He is now 103-years-old and Salem radio show host Eric Metaxas interviewed him late last week. Jim's book, The Other Side of Infamy, releases in November. Classic line from the interview, "One advantage of being 100 years old is there's not a lot of peer pressure."
  • WWII veteran honored with escort down Wanamaker for 99th birthday

    08/12/2016 8:20:46 PM PDT · by lacrew · 10 replies
    WIBW ^ | Carrie Larsen
    WWII Navy Veteran Sharitt Baker received a special salute for his 99th birthday Friday. He was greeted by the Patriot Guard at noon in front of the Legend Assisted Living center. They escorted him down Wanamaker Road to the Kansas History Museum so that he could visit his donated WWII artifacts.
  • The Toilet that Sank the U-1206

    08/08/2016 9:14:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Neatorama ^ | April 28, 2014
    The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. The submarine may never be as famous as the Titanic, but the uncanny story of how -and why- it sank has earned it a place in the Uncle John’s Stall of Fame.
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    08/06/2016 6:57:48 AM PDT · by knarf · 19 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | August 6, 2016 | Tara Ross
    “The time has come,” these Allies declared, “for Japan to decide whether she will continue to be controlled by those self-willed militaristic advisers whose unintelligent calculations have brought the Empire of Japan to the threshold of annihilation, or whether she will follow the path of reason.”
  • August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission

    08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 103 replies
    Self | Aug 6, 2016 | MkJessup
    71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan. We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history. And God Bless President Harry...
  • Watch students' touching tribute to fallen WWII soldier

    08/02/2016 11:49:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | no author listed
    Raw video: Group of students from Wartburg College sing 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' after pilot announced remains of WWII soldier were being escorted off plane
  • Martin Mars - Water Bombing Demo And Flybys - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

    07/30/2016 4:43:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    AirShowStuffVideos ^ | 7-25-16 | unattributed
    The "Hawaii Mars II", one of two remaining Martin Mars, performs flybys and drops 7,200 gallons of water for the crowd at the 2016 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI. This massive flying boat is the world's largest warbird, and an exceptionally rare sight. It was delivered to the US Navy in 1946 and later converted for civilian use as a fire fighting aircraft. During AirVenture, the Mars is flying off of Lake Winnebago just a couple miles east of Oshkosh.
  • First trailer for Hacksaw Ridge (New movie from Mel Gibson about MoH Winner Desmond Doss)

    07/28/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    Mel Gibson is nuts but he's a hell of a director. Desmond Doss was a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector in WWII to who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing 75 casualties despite refusing to carry a weapon.
  • When A War Went Worldwide 75 Years Ago

    07/28/2016 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago, the world blew up in just six months. World War II ostensibly started two years earlier, when Germany invaded Poland. In truth, after the rapid German defeat of Poland in September 1939, the conflict was mostly confined to Western Europe for nearly the next two years. By summer of 1940, only Britain had survived Hitler's European victories. The dormant European war only went global on June 22, 1941, when Germany suddenly surprise-attacked the Soviet Union, its former partner. America and Asia were still not directly involved in the 1941 expansion of the war until the Japanese attacked...
  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 28 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • Dying... Spitfire engineer, 95, gets last wish granted to be reunited with iconic plane....

    07/14/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th July 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A terminally ill former World War Two Spitfire engineer's 'last wish' to be reunited with the iconic plane was granted after top brass saw him looking forlornly through a fence at one from his wheelchair. Ken Farlow, 95, was an electrical engineer during the war, carrying out vital work to keep Spitfires and Hurricanes in the air in Syria and Palestine. But after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, the father-of-three asked daughter Helen if he 'could see a Spitfire - one last time'. Helen, 52, took him to Gloucestershire Airport where the vintage planes were being maintained by the...
  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented ‘K Disease’ to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jesús Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Multi-billionaire Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor dies aged 94 after a brief illnessEnter

    07/03/2016 1:47:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 3 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    Multi-billionaire Jack Taylor, who made his fortune after founding Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the 1950s, has died aged 94. Taylor, who launched the company in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957, passed away on Saturday after a short illness. This year, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $5.3 billion and listed him in the top 250 richest people in the world. But more than anything else, Taylor simply wanted to be remembered as 'a nice guy.'
  • Six Unbelievable War Facts

    06/27/2016 3:30:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 51 replies
    andmagazine.com ^ | Chris Volkay
    1. In WWII a number of soldiers died of well, farts. When ascending in an unpressurized plane to 20,000 feet, it causes intestinal gas to expand 300%. I guess some guys couldn't fart quickly enough. They should have brought pigs along with them. Then when Porkie was ready to blow, fly over the enemy's plane and drop him. When Porkie goes Blammo you blow the enemy to hell!! Even if you miss, it's okay. The explosion and fire fries up Porko Boy nice and crispy and countryside below rains down bacon, so the starving countryside gets fed. Yay! 2. Speaking...
  • B-29 Doc Gets Certified for Airworthiness!

    06/26/2016 11:12:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 37 replies
    War History Online ^ | June 8, 2016 | War History Online
    The B-29 bomber known as Doc may be flying again before the summer is over. On May 20th, the nonprofit group Doc’s Friends announced that they had accepted an airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. Several dozen members of the group, along with other supporters, attended a ceremony at Doc’s hangar at Air Capital Flight Line, the former Boeing Wichita factory complex. “The biggest thing is how important this airplane is to history,” said Jeff Turner, board chairman for Doc’s Friends. “The light of freedom was growing dimmer (during World War II), and the men and women of our...
  • A Doolittle Raider Passes Away; Now There is only One

    06/25/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week America lost another hero. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher passed Wednesday in the Missoula hospital in Montana as a result of a Stroke. He was 94. After finishing High School, Thatcher joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He was assigned to the Air Corps’ 17th Bomb Group as a B-25 Gunner. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into WWII, he volunteered for a top-secret mission. SSGT Thatcher was assigned and trained with 1st Lt Ted W. Lawson. Their B-25 was known as “The Ruptured Duck" and was made famous in Lawson’s...
  • WWII Lancaster bomber and its crewmen's remains discovered in German field [after] 69 years

    06/22/2016 9:29:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 June 2016 | Jill Reilly
    Sixty-nine years after their burning plane plunged to the ground after being shot down by the Germans, the remains of seven Lancaster Bomber crewmen have been recovered. They were discovered by a team of German historians who spent hours digging a muddy field near Frankfurt looking for the RAF crew after an eyewitness who saw the plane crash guided them to the site. Lancaster ED427 was one of 327 bombers that took part in a raid on the Skoda armaments works at Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. On their return to their base at RAF Fiskerton, Lincs, they came under fire from German...
  • 1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

    06/22/2016 6:23:57 PM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    (Fredricksberg, VA) Free-Lance Star ^ | June 22, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said.</p> <p>Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a Missoula hospital. He was 94. He suffered a stroke on Sunday, Thatcher's son Jeff told the Missoulian newspaper (http://bit.ly/28V8l2c).</p>
  • Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland?

    06/20/2016 7:01:27 PM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 June 2016 | Rick Lyman
    There is perhaps no lost-treasure mystery more seductive than that of the priceless Amber Room of Peter the Great, which disappeared in the chaotic closing hours of World War II. Now Bartlomiej Plebanczyk, an unassuming historian and museum director in northeastern Poland, believes he has found it. Elderly villagers told Mr. Plebanczyk that they had seen a German convoy unloading big crates into a secret chamber in a stark, moss-covered Nazi bunker near the Russian border in early 1945. So the Mamerki Museum, whichhe leads, recently completed a ground-penetrating radar scan of the derelict bunker that he said confirmed the...
  • SOWING THE WIND: THE FIRST SOVIET-GERMAN MILITARY PACT AND THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II

    06/07/2016 12:06:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WAR ON THE ROCKS ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | IAN JOHNSON
    Before dawn on June 22, 1941, German bombers began to rain destruction down on a swath of Soviet cities from Leningrad to Sevastopol. It was the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, the largest military operation in the history of the world. By the end of the day, three million German soldiers and their allies crossed the Soviet border, inaugurating the bloodiest phase of World War II. The invasion also brought to a bloody conclusion 20 years of secret cooperation between Germany and the Soviet Union. While Soviet-German military cooperation between 1922 and 1933 is often forgotten, it had a decisive impact...
  • Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

    06/06/2016 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Harris
    He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe. His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running. It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2016 4:37:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers’ packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • The Strange Tanks That Helped Win D Day

    06/06/2016 6:46:09 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 27 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephen Dowling & Nigel Hawtin
    When allied forces landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day, they did so alongside a fleet of bizarre tanks with very special roles – brought into life by an eccentric British commander. On 19 August 1942, Allied armies put their plan for an invasion of Occupied Europe to the ultimate test – by landing troops on the beaches and trying to capture a French port.
  • Return to Omaha Beach

    06/06/2016 8:49:02 AM PDT · by crz · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 06/06/2016 | crz
    A navy vet returns to Omaha Beach. Two part video.
  • Leftist Lies on the Decision to Bomb Hiroshima

    06/04/2016 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Steve Feinstein
    Historical arguments based on fantasy and a desire to present America as a villain have made the use of nuclear weapons to end World War II into a “controversy.” Ignorance of history is a very dangerous thing. The President recently visited Hiroshima Japan, site of the first atomic bomb ever used in combat. The bombing took place on August 6th, 1945. It was followed three days later by a second bomb on Nagasaki. Although he was very careful not to explicitly “apologize” for our use of atomic weapons -- mindful of the harsh backlash that awaited him should his trip...
  • What China Learned from America's Biggest World War Two Naval Victory

    06/03/2016 8:35:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 55 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 3, 2016 | Lyle J. Goldstein
    China’s aircraft carrier program is maturing. The first photos have now emerged that show Liaoning operating with a decent clutch of J-15 fighters, as well as helicopters on deck. The aircraft are now painted in telltale battle gray, rather than the yellow used with the initial prototype aircraft. It is difficult to tell for sure, but one may assume that the testing and training regimen has been intense. True enough, the Liaoning was bought from Ukraine and it is, unlike American “big decks,” conventionally powered rather than relying on nuclear power. It also has a ski-jump bow to assist with...
  • The Four Chaplains: Sacrifice At Sea

    05/29/2016 3:30:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | YouTube
    The true story of four World War II U.S. Army chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice so others could live.
  • Trump: Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan?

    05/28/2016 8:36:00 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump ^ | 2:34 PM - 28 May 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost. #MDW— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016
  • Missing Remains Of WWII Marine Finally Returned To Texas

    05/29/2016 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Bob Price
    The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed in action during World War II finally completed the 70-year journey from a South Pacific atoll to his home in Texas. His body has been missing since 1943. n November 1943, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Elmer “Rabbit” Mathies, Jr. was killed during the Battle of Tarawa. Private Mathies was one of 1,200 Marines killed during the 3-day battle battle. His remains were finally identified and have been returned to Hereford, Texas in time for Memorial Day, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
  • Vintage P-47 aircraft crashes in Hudson River, pilot killed

    05/28/2016 10:25:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-28-16 | Magdalena Doris
    The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday during a promotion for the American Airpower Museum, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend. Scuba divers recovered the body of the pilot, 56-year-old William Gordon, of Key West, Florida, about three hours after the crash. Gordon was a veteran air show pilot with more than 25 years of experience, according to promotional material for a Key West air show last month. The website for the April 2-3 air show says Gordon was an "aerobatic competency evaluator" who certified performers to perform low-level aerobatics.