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  • Greyhound (movie vanity)

    07/12/2020 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 71 replies
    rebelbase ^ | 7/12/20 | rebelbase`
    Outstanding movie. Look beyond the actor to the character and plot. From google: "U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause's first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic"The convoys across the Atlantic during WWII were shooting galleries for German submarines in the early part of the war. Did some reading on the convoys and...
  • Trove of photos taken from US aircraft during WWII bombing of SW Japan city released

    07/11/2020 1:48:56 AM PDT · by sushiman · 51 replies
    Mainichi Japan ^ | 7/10/20
    KUMAMOTO -- Eighteen photos of a deadly World War II air raid that took place in the final days of the conflict on the southwestern Japan city of Kumamoto, the capital of the prefecture of the same name, have been newly discovered.
  • Eva Braun; A woman who stood and died with the Wrong Man.

    07/10/2020 11:48:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 12 replies
    Mrs Warrior
    A woman who stood and died by the wrong man. Eva Braun met Hitler when she was seventeen. She was working with Hitler's photographer. They met at the shop and developed a relationship, Initially they kept the relationship secret. During the relationship she tried to kill herself, so Hitler set her up in his chalet in the Bavarian Alps. They were married, but never had physical intimacy Eva had a rare condition that made it impossible for her to have sex. She said that he could never love her, that his life was all about his mission and that he...
  • Ronald R. Van Stockum turns 104 today (some positive news)

    07/08/2020 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Brigadier General Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.
  • Gangsters vs. Nazis<br> How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich

    07/07/2020 4:40:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Tablet ^ | 7/2/18 | Robert Rockaway
    Emboldened by Hitler’s rise to power in Germany in 1933, and fueled by the Great Depression, anti-Semitism increased throughout the United States, and over 100 anti-Semitic organizations sprung up across the country. They had names like the Friends of the New Germany (Nazi Bund), the Silver Shirts, Defenders of the Christian Faith, the Christian Front, and the Knights of the White Camellia, among others. Protected by the constitution’s First Amendment, they held public rallies, paraded through the streets in their uniforms carrying Nazi flags, published scurrilous magazines, and openly flaunted their hatred for Jews. American Jews were intimidated and frightened....
  • Profile of a WW2 Fighter pilot

    07/06/2020 6:07:46 PM PDT · by crz · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07.06.202 | crz
    Mr Charles Mohrle WW2 fighter pilot.
  • WW2 Hero passed yesterday

    07/02/2020 10:43:00 AM PDT · by tomatomaster · 21 replies
    WW2 hero passed yesterday, age 95 I’ve posted before about Raymond T. Matheny, my second cousin. He authored the book, “Rite of Passage” describing his experience as a B17 flight engineer, shot down in January 1944, then spent 16 months as POW in Stalag 17. After the war, he eventually became a professor of archeology at BYU. Last summer at age 94, he presented his last paper at an archeology meeting before his retirement. Some links: Interview: Book: Article with photos: Article: photo: Raymond lived a magnificent and grand life. Part of the greatest...
  • Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101

    06/19/2020 10:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2020
    Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101 30 January 2020 The last surviving Battle of Britain ace pilot from World War Two has died aged 101. He was born in Hampshire and died on Tuesday morning in West Sussex, where he had lived for most of his life, His battle victories made Wing Cdr Farnes an ace, a term taken to mean any fighter pilot credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. His tally was six enemy aircraft destroyed, one probably destroyed and six damaged, the trust said. The trust added Wing Cdr Farnes...
  • Vera Lynn, WWII Allied Forces singer, dead at 103

    06/18/2020 4:49:29 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/18/2020 | David Aaro
    Vera Lynn, the British singer whose songs provided hope for Allied troops during World War II, died Thursday at 103. “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," the singer's family said in a statement. "Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family.” Lynn was most known for her songs "The White Cliffs of Dover" and "We'll Meet Again," the latter serving as the melody in the ending montage of Stanley Kubrick's famed movie, "Dr....
  • Lend-Lease: How the US Kept the Soviets Afloat in World War II

    06/13/2020 7:02:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 13, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    In view of present-day antagonism and misunderstandings between the U.S. and Russia, it is refreshing to recall the days when a somewhat more cordial relationship existed and help was given to the Soviet Union by the U.S. and Britain. Two objects are reminders of the relationship. One is a monument in Fairbanks, Alaska that honors the U.S. pilots who flew 8,000 planes to Alaska during World War II and the Soviet Union pilots who flew them on to Siberia. The other is the remains of a Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft, which is being commemorated in Siberia. It is time...
  • Facebook bans woman for sharing her colourised World War Two images that showed Hitler and Goering: Artist says the website is ‘deleting history’ after her account was suspended

    06/12/2020 4:23:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Alice Cachia
    A woman has accused Facebook of trying to 'delete history' after the social media giant removed colourised images that showed Hitler and prominent Nazi figures from her profile and suspended her account for three days. Russian photo colourist Olga Shirnina from Moscow, Russia, is considered a world expert in transforming historic black and white pictures into colour. But she said a series of photos, bought to life and posted to her 23,000 followers, were removed by Facebook for breaching 'Community Standards'. One photo shows a striking picture of a side profile of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler dressed in a black...
  • Now NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson is calling D-Day the ‘biggest antifa rally in history’

    06/06/2020 6:43:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 6, 2020 | Brett T.
    Earlier Saturday we reported on “the dumbest tweet in history,” credited to a Bernie Sanders adviser. Yes, to commemorate D-Day, Matt Duss took that famous photo of allied forces off the coast of France and called it the “largest ANTIFA operation in history.” He’s not the first to compare World War II veterans to Antifa — CNN’s Chris Cuomo famously did as well — but as plenty pointed out, Antifa defaced the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. this week. Now NPR political Mara Liasson is making the same dumb comparison: Biggest antifa rally in history. — Mara...
  • Nazi diary reveals secret location of WWII treasure worth billions, report says

    06/03/2020 8:19:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | Chris Ciaccia
    A diary from World War II that may contain the location of a treasure worth billions of dollars and hidden by the Nazis has come into the spotlight for a map it may contain, according to media reports. The diary was written by a S.S. officer under the pseudonym "Michaelis," Polish news site The First News (TFN) reported. It contained the plans of Heinrich Himmler, who wanted to hide the priceless works of art, artifacts and other riches the Nazis stole during the war. The diary is said to contain a map that shows 11 sites where the Nazis hid...
  • 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...
  • The forgotten hero of the Battle of Britain: How ridiculed WWII RAF fighter plane was far deadlier than it was ever given credit for, claims new book

    05/26/2020 10:03:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hines
    A World War II aircraft which was sent to a museum in 1944 was far deadlier than its reputation suggests, according to a historian. The Boulton Paul Defiant had a Rolls Royce Merlin engine - just like the acclaimed Spitfire and Hurricane - but it also had a second seat with a machine gun turret for blasting enemy bombers out of the sky. When it was first introduced into service, Luftwaffe pilots initially mistook the aircraft for a Hurricane and would attempt to roll in behind the aircraft to shoot it down only to be faced by its deadly Browning...
  • Joe Biden, 77, appears to confuse the date of D-Day with Pearl Harbor during livestream

    05/27/2020 11:18:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY
    Joe Biden appeared to confuse the anniversaries of D-Day and Pearl Harbor when speaking during a livestreamed event on Wednesday. The former Vice President, 77, claimed that Delaware had declared its independence on December 7, adding that the date was 'not just D-Day'. The D-Day landings happened on June 6, however.
  • World War II Airman Found Frozen in Glacier

    05/26/2020 12:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Aircraft ^ | October 18, 2005
    KFSN-TV/DT October 18, 2005 World War II Airman Found Frozen in Glacier October 18, 2005 - It was a plane crash back in 1942 that wasn't discovered until 1947. Now, hikers made a frozen discovery in connection with a World War II plane crash. Hikers found the frozen body of an airman while scaling Mount Mendel Glacier in the Sequoia National Park. Now, the military is working to find out who this airman is and whether he was ever reported missing. It's believed the airman has been frozen in the glacier for decades until a pair of climbers got...
  • 'Dearest John' among hundreds of County Durham men killed or captured in darkest days for DLI

    05/17/2020 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | Chris Lloyd
    May 20, 1940 6am. Railway embankment overlooking “Fishaw village”. I could see the boys fighting like hell with tanks all around them simply going over the men, and what a terrible sight. A German machine gun opened out on my left flank on us - did he do his stuff. He simply raked us with machine gun fire and to complete his work, 2 tanks came up behind us and positioned themselves about 20 yards away. They opened out with their 2lb shells and simply blasted us out of the embankment.
  • 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.”
  • VE day: 'Our dad wrote the peace document'

    05/08/2020 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Winniesboy · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4th 2020 | Julis Peacock
    Friday 8 May is the 75th anniversary of VE day- the end of the Second World War in Europe. Few people realised that a British theatre actor and manager, turned soldier, drafted the historic document of surrender which ended the conflict. For years, John Counsell’s twin daughters had no idea about the role he played. Jenny and Elizabeth Counsell, who are now 77, have spoken of their pride at his part in helping to bring the Second World War to an end.